Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Another Thrivent Home is Underway in Lynwood


Last week we celebrated the beginning of another Habitat for Humanity home in the City of Lynwood with new homeowner Yadira Luna and her son Joseph.  Yadira’s home was made possible through a partnership with Thrivent Financial and a coalition of 20 Lutheran Churches from across greater Los Angeles.

Thrivent Financial is a Fortune 500 financial services member organization, and the longest servicing sponsor of Habitat for Humanity. This is the 7th Thrivent Builds® home for us here in greater Los Angeles, however Thrivent members and Lutheran volunteers have sponsored and built over 1,600 Habitat for Humanity homes around the world over the last 7 years! 

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They have given more than 160 million dollars and countless volunteer hours to support Habitat for Humanity and it is an honor to be building with them again. 

This is the 17th newly constructed Habitat home in the City of Lynwood and Yadira’s home, like all Habitat for Humanity homes, will be built with love from all the volunteers who will help construct it over the next several months. 

We are excited to be building this family’s future alongside our amazing friends from Thrivent and look forward to our next celebration come December, when Yadira and Joseph receive the keys to their beautiful new home.  A home that they will have helped to build with some amazing, dedicated volunteers.

I’d like to thank Mayor Jim Morton of Lynwood and Council Member Maria Teresa Santillan-Bass for helping us celebrate our first day of construction.  We would also like to extend special thanks to Geoff Delahanty, Sarah Auernhammer and Lisa Hill from Thrivent for your hands and hearts.

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