Over 270 people toured the Thrivent Builds Mobile, a traveling exhibit intended to increase awareness of substandard housing, while it visited the Concordia Seminary, St. Louis campus on March 30. This was the largest number of people to visit the 18-wheel truck and trailer in a single day since the beginning of its tour.
“We were delighted to host the Thrivent Builds Mobile,” commented Rev. Glen Thomas, vice president for seminary relations at Concordia Seminary. “It presented our Seminary community with a vivid example of how faith and life are connected. Many who visited the exhibit were moved to volunteer for service on a Thrivent-Habitat housing project.”
Thrivent Financial for Lutherans has teamed with Habitat for Humanity International, forming an alliance called Thrivent Builds with Habitat for Humanity, to offer assistance to families in need of adequate housing. Thrivent’s partnership has a $21.7 million goal to increase Habitat home production by six percent and to create additional homeownership opportunities for low-income families. Habitat for Humanity International and Thrivent Financial for Lutherans are joining together to build up to 312 U.S. homes in 2006. Seven of these homes will be built in the greater St. Louis area. The Thrivent Builds Mobile is traveling across the United States throughout 2006 to highlight the partnership Thrivent has formed with Habitat for Humanity and to increase support for this effort.
Additional information on the Thrivent Builds effort and the Thrivent Builds Mobile can be viewed online at www.thriventbuilds.com.