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April 8, 2014

'Something to dedicate myself to'

As Thrivent Builds marks this major milestone, one Thrivent Financial employee shares why he builds.

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July 5, 2011

‘Elated, inspired and invigorated’

In early June, more than 40 of my Random House Children’s Books colleagues and I had the opportunity to pick up hammers, pick axes and power tools and get dirty in a way we don’t usually get at our desk jobs in publishing.

June 27, 2011

Transforming slums in the sky

Throughout neighborhoods in Eastern Europe and Central Asia, the words "crumbling" and "apartment buildings" frequently seem inseparable. Many of these high-rises, built during the Communist era, have fallen into disrepair.

June 21, 2011

President Carter: Decent housing is a right

For 28 years, former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and his wife Rosalynn have faithfully volunteered with Habitat for Humanity.

June 6, 2011

Old wheels, new houses

When we established the national Cars for Homes program, we created a way for people to donate their used cars, trucks, boats, RVs and other vehicles to help build homes and improve neighborhoods right in their local communities.

June 1, 2011

Green building is smart building

The fact that one of our houses was named 2011 Green Affordable Project of the Year sends a message that simple, decent, affordable houses can also be energy efficient, comfortable and environmentally responsible.

May 23, 2011

No greater reward

I am no stranger to the spotlight after working as an actor and model for more than 10 years. In 2006, it was my turn to be the captive audience. That was in Lonavala, western India, when I volunteered on a Habitat build during the Carter Work Project.

May 19, 2011

Fighting for affordable housing in Florida

In Florida, Habitat has helped more than 11,000 partner families move into simple, decent, affordable houses. To help even more, part of Habitat’s responsibility here includes advocacy and public awareness with our local and state elected officials.

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