In December 2009 in Minneapolis, Habitat for Humanity International and Thrivent Financial for Lutherans celebrated the completion of the 2,000th house built worldwide during their four-year, $125 million alliance—and began work on the 2,001st Thrivent Builds home.
The 2,001st home signifies the launch of Thrivent’s 2010 commitment of $15 million to support the construction of 181 more Thrivent Builds homes in 37 states. Twin Cities Habitat hosted the milestone house dedication and the kickoff of the 2,001st house.
During the past four years, Habitat’s relationship with Thrivent has engaged more than 350,000 volunteers and resulted in more than 1,300 homes in the United States. Through Thrivent Builds Worldwide, approximately 4,000 volunteers also traveled to build nearly 700 homes in 32 countries. Many of those volunteer teams did construction in two special Thrivent Builds Worldwide communities—35 homes were built this year in a holistic community in El Salvador, and 68 homes were constructed over the past two years in partnership with Habitat of the Mississippi Gulf Coast.