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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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January 31, 2011

A chance to reconnect in Tajikistan

In 2006, I hunched in the front seat of a small but hardworking Soviet-era antique rattling its way up a hill in the city of Khujand. As we passed unfinished block apartments, I caught glimpses of people squatting in spaces that can only be described as concrete caves.

January 24, 2011

Building back better

Vo Thi Ty was one of thousands of individuals affected when typhoon Ketsana hit southeast Asia in 2009. Since the storm, she and her family have partnered with Habitat Vietnam to repair the damage done to their home.

January 14, 2011

“What are you doing for others?” on MLK Day

As a Habitat for Humanity AmeriCorps VISTA member, I typically work in the office as a communications and development associate, but on MLK day I’ll get the chance to work on our build site.

January 11, 2011

Renewing the call to help Haiti

It was a war zone. Days after the earthquake, I drove through a city that had been ripped apart by the force of nature. Like photos from a World War II collector’s edition, people walked in a daze, on and around the wreckage, through a cloud of dirt that looked like sifted wheat flour, suspended and suffocating.

January 7, 2011

LEED-ing the way

Following green building practices and striving for Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design certification have become the norm for us here at Sacramento Habitat.

January 3, 2011

Stories from Jordan

My greatest source of joy in working at Habitat is sitting down with families who partner with Habitat and listening to their stories. Those stories can motivate.

December 30, 2010

A child’s thrill

Mother and daughter share their reactions to 7-year-old Kenzie Jackson’s photo gracing the cover of Habitat for Humanity International’s 2010 Annual Report.

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