• 68°

Local Habitat gets help from two groups in its home-building capacity

A national home-building alliance between Thrivent Financial for Lutherans and Habitat for Humanity International will help Habitat for Humanity of Rowan County expand its home-building capacity by one home next year.

The home, to be built in Salisbury with $80,000, is one of eight being built by the alliance in North Carolina. The additional home is part of the Thrivent Builds with Habitat for Humanity alliance that brings together thousands of volunteers and financial support from Thrivent Financial.

Habitat and Thrivent Financial have announced that $24.5 million has been committed to build 355 additional homes in 43 states with families in need in 2007.

“We are very thankful to participate in this wonderful effort,” said Coleman Emerson, executive director of Habitat for Humanity in Rowan County. “Thrivent Financial and Habitat will make a good team. Together we will be able to increase our outreach to low-income families.”

Thrivent Financial became Habitat for Humanity International’s largest ally as a result of a four-year $105 million commitment to help increase the nonprofit housing ministry’s home-building production. In addition, Thrivent Financial rallied its national network of nearly 3 million members to volunteer.

The alliance gives local Habitat affiliates the opportunity to work with more low-income families toward achieving Habitat’s mission of eliminating substandard housing.

In 2006, the first year of the alliance, 313 families in 43 states achieved the dream of home ownership — a projected 6 percent increase in Habitat’s United States home production. In its second year, the alliance is again increasing Habitat’s home construction by working with 256 Habitat affiliates to build the 355 homes.

“I’ve seen how Thrivent Builds with Habitat is helping families get out of substandard housing and achieve their dream of home ownership,” said Eric Brady, financial consultant of the Southeast Region of Thrivent Financial for Lutherans. “This alliance has struck a chord with our member volunteers like nothing before.

“I’m sure it will result in amazing work in this community, too.”

Thrivent Builds with Habitat for Humanity brings together two national nonprofit networks of 1,699 Habitat affiliates and 1,364 Thrivent volunteer chapters. Locally, the East Rowan and Southwest Rowan Thrivent volunteer chapters will help with the homes.

To learn more, log on to www.thriventbuilds.com.

Habitat for Humanity of Rowan County is a nonprofit Christian housing ministry dedicated to building decent, affordable housing in partnership with those in need in Rowan County. Since 1990, Habitat for Humanity of Rowan County has worked with 62 families to build homes.

For more information, phone 704-642-6292.

Comments

Comments closed.

Crime

Salisbury Police investigating two shootings

Crime

Chase involving Kernersville man ends in woods behind Carson High School

News Main

North Rowan girls end season with playoff loss to Murphy

Education

Rowan-Salisbury EC department plunges in place after raising $1,300 for Special Olympics

Nation/World

Tiger Woods injured in car crash, has surgery on legs

Local

Local stakeholders set goals, direction to tackle city’s housing issues

Education

RSS board talks future of Henderson Independent School

Coronavirus

One new COVID-19 death, 23 new positives reported Tuesday

Local

Concord to create fallen officer memorial featuring Rowan native Shuping

Crime

20-year-old man faces rape charges

Crime

Blotter: Man charged after shooting gun during argument

Local

UPDATE: Missing Salisbury man found

Education

RSS board votes to use upset bid process on Faith property

Local

Committee to soon accept artist applications for ‘Paint the Pavement’ project

BREAKING NEWS

RSS board votes to send elementary students to in-person classes four days per week

Coronavirus

County to administer nearly 1,700 vaccines this week

News

Political Notebook: Rep. Howard named ‘hospitality champion’ by North Carolina Restaurant and Lodging Association

Crime

Blotter: Gunshot fired into home on North Oakhurst Drive

Local

Teenager reported missing in Salisbury

Local

‘Everybody needs an Aunt Libby:’ Family celebrates 100th birthday of Rockwell doctor Elizabeth Lombard

Ask Us

Ask Us: Why is Rowan EMS no longer transporting some patients outside of county?

Crime

Blotter: Feb. 21

Nation/World

FAA orders United to inspect Boeing 777s after emergency

Coronavirus

US coronavirus death toll approaches milestone of 500,000