Thrivent Financial Steps Up With $65K for Fremont Habitat for Humanity

FREMONT– Fremont Area Habitat for Humanity and Thrivent have partnered together with local churches and Thrivent members in Fremont to make a difference for a local family.  Fremont Habitat has been awarded $65,000 from Thrivent as part of the long-standing national partnership between Habitat and Thrivent, which helps families achieve strength, stability and self-reliance through affordable housing.

Locally, Habitat and Thrivent will partner on the construction of a home for the Cinthia Ravanales family in Fremont in 2019 alongside multiple local churches in a Habitat and Thrivent Faith Builds. Over 80 of these home build projects will take place across the US in 2019.

“We are honored that Thrivent can help such a deserving local family. Through the hard work of Thrivent members and other community volunteers, we are able to impact not only this family, but the entire Fremont community in such a positive way,” said Heather Walraven, a financial representative with Thrivent Financial. “Sharing our time and talents helps us live generously, and that’s what Thrivent is all about.”

Habitat and Thrivent Faith Builds improve communities by helping Habitat build homes in partnership with Christian churches and families in need of decent, affordable housing in the US.

Thrivent has committed over $12 million to the 2019 partnership, which will be used to partner with families, Christian churches, and volunteers across the US and around the world on different housing projects.

Since the national partnership’s inception in 2005, and through 2018, Thrivent and its members have contributed more than $252 million and more than 5.5 million volunteer hours in the U.S. and around the world to help thousands of families and individuals build strength, stability, and self-reliance through shelter.

“We are very grateful to Thrivent Financial and its members for their continued support of Fremont Habitat for Humanity,” said Joy McKay, Executive Director.  “Because of this generosity, more families will have a safe, affordable place to call home. We look forward to a great year of partnering together to build not just a house, but a home, and are excited about the partnership with local Churches!”.

Thrivent remains the largest non-governmental supporter of Habitat for Humanity International.

For more information about the Habitat and Thrivent Partnership, visit To learn about local volunteer opportunities, visit