Thrivent Builds with Rice County Habitat

Habitat, Thrivent Builds logAs we approach summer, we are pleased to announce that Rice County Habitat for Humanity and Thrivent Financial are partnering for the 2016 build season through the Thrivent Builds Homes program. Thrivent has awarded our affiliate $63,000 to support construction, and local Thrivent members will both help raise additional funds and volunteer at the build sites.

Rice County Habitat is planning to build two houses this summer – one in Faribault and one in Dundas – and rehab an additional house in Faribault. We’re currently in the process of selecting our Partner Families. Once families are selected and the build schedule is set, volunteer opportunities will be announced and posted online.

Thrivent Builds Homes is one of three Thrivent Builds programs which partners the financial, volunteer and advocacy resources of Thrivent Financial together with the affordable housing construction leadership of Habitat for Humanity. Learn more about Thrivent Builds HERE.

Special thanks to Thrivent for selecting Rice County Habitat to receive support in 2016.

Raise the Roof Success

2016 Raise the Roof 029Thank you to everyone who attended our annual Raise the Roof fundraiser. The night was a great success! Between our ticket sales, auctions, raffle and donations we raised more than $26,000 to support our 2016 build season.

Special thanks to Brian Jermeland who provided a $2,500 match and the Rice County Habitat Board of Directors who provided an additional $1,800 match to event donations; the American Legion in Faribault; all the donors to the auctions; the Raise the Roof committee and volunteers; and our wonderful attendees! We’ll see you next year.

Check out all the photos HERE.

Support our mission of building simple, decent and affordable homes locally in Rice County. Click HERE to give today!

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