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Thrivent Financial Awards Habitat for Humanity Wayne County Grant for 2021 Faith Build!!!!




Volunteers to kick off home construction project in Wooster through Habitat and Thrivent Partnership


WHAT:                 Habitat, Thrivent, and community volunteers are set to begin work on a Habitat and Thrivent Faith Builds project in the  Williams Way Neighborhood of Wooster, Ohio as part of the Habitat for Humanity and Thrivent partnership.


Ground-breaking took place on April 21st, 2021. The project will run through the summer and fall of 2021.


Habitat for Humanity and Thrivent have been in a national partnership since 2005.  Together with Thrivent clients, Christian Churches, and other volunteer support, they help families achieve strength, stability, and self-reliance through affordable housing.


WHO:                   All Churches are invited to join this faith build with either volunteer help (under covid restrictions) or with funds that will be matched by Thrivent Financial. The financial gift is a great way for your congregation or members to double their community impact!


About Habitat for Humanity in Wayne County

Habitat for Humanity was established in Wayne County in 1986 and built their first home in Marshallville in 1987.  Since that time, the Wayne County affiliate has built 83 homes in the county with the Elaine Newman home slated to be their 84nd.  Habitat provides affordable homes to families in the county, who might not otherwise be able to purchase a home through the conventional lending process.  The Partner Families purchase their homes from Habitat at zero percent interest, must complete 300 hours of sweat equity in building a home, and successfully complete several home ownership, maintenance and financial courses before taking possession of their own home. Through our mortgage program a combined average of $53,758.00 of savings is realized by our Homeowners ever year. This is money being put back into our family’s budgets as well as our community’s economy. Habitat Homeowners in Wayne County pay approximately $125,000.00 in property taxes to our county annually. We are good for our families and good for our community. We are very grateful for this opportunity provided to us through Thrivent Financial.

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About Thrivent

Thrivent is membership-owned fraternal organization, as well as a holistic financial services organization, providing financial advice, investments, insurance, banking and generosity programs to help people make the most of all they’ve been given.

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Habitat for Humanity, Wayne County                                                       Thrivent

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