2019 Sebring, FL Gafford Thrivent Team

2019 Sebring, FL Gafford Thrivent Team

Fundraising for:
Habitat for Humanity Global Village
Team Captain:
Terri Gafford
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$1,090

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Days Left: 0
Goal: $10,000

From 2019 Sebring, FL Gafford Thrivent Team

Help Thrivent support Habitat for Humanity's vision of a world where everyone has a decent place to live. Help build homes, community, and hope for families in need in Sebring, FL!

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About The Team

Highlands County, Florida, saw great devastation after Hurricane Irma ripped through the county on September 9, 2017.  Huge trees were uprooted, roofs were ripped off, and homes were completely destroyed.  The county’s damage assessment immediately following the storm reported over 13,000 damaged homes, 144 being completely uninhabitable, and total damages estimated to cost over $360 million.

Highlands County Habitat for Humanity has a goal of building 40 new homes in the Mason’s Ridge subdivision over the next four years for families displaced by Hurricane Irma.  The homes vary from 2-4 bedrooms in size and are designed and built to meet Florida Green Build requirements for energy efficient affordable housing.  Two homes are now complete, and we anticipate plenty of opportunities our team to be involved in various aspects of new construction while interacting with Habitat families and construction staff.  No special skills are required!  Habitat does a great job of training volunteers and demonstrating how to complete the tasks scheduled for each day!

We appreciate your donations and prayers for our team!

Thrivent and Habitat:

No matter who we are or where we come from, we all deserve to have a decent life. We deserve to feel strength and stability day after day. At Habitat for Humanity, this is what unites us. Through shelter, we empower. Building with Habitat for Humanity International is a profound experience for all involved. It’s not just sticks and blocks. It is tears and smiles, borne of hard work and faith.That’s why Thrivent Financial works with Habitat and it’s why we want to do more. Much more. Thrivent Builds with Habitat for Humanity engages congregations, Thrivent members, Habitat affiliates, and individuals from across the United States and around the world to build hundreds of housing solutions per year for Habitat homeowners, directly reducing poverty housing around the world.Thrivent Financial’s mission as a membership organization of Christians is to guide people to be wise with money and live generously. Leading or participating in a Thrivent Builds Worldwide trip with Habitat is a prime way to put that mission in action.

About Thrivent Builds Worldwide:

The Thrivent Builds program combines the financial, volunteer, and advocacy resources of Thrivent Financial together with the affordable housing leadership of Habitat for Humanity. Thrivent Builds Worldwide teams are led by members of Thrivent Financial and build in communities both locally and around the world. To learn more, please visit www.thriventbuilds.com

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Global Village is Habitat for Humanity’s international volunteer program. Teams travel to over 40 countries to work alongside communities, build housing solutions, and experience local culture. Our goal is to change the lives of the people we serve, as well as the lives of the volunteers.

To join a team or learn more, visit www.habitat.org/gv.

About Habitat for Humanity International 

Driven by the vision that everyone needs a decent place to live, Habitat for Humanity began in 1976 as a grassroots effort on a community farm in southern Georgia. The housing organization has since grown to become a leading global nonprofit working in more than 1,300 communities throughout the U.S. and in more than 70 countries. Families and individuals in need of a hand up partner with Habitat for Humanity to build or improve a place they can call home. Habitat homeowners help build their own homes alongside volunteers and pay an affordable mortgage. Through financial support, volunteering or adding a voice to support affordable housing, everyone can help families achieve the strength, stability and self-reliance they need to build better lives for themselves. Through shelter, we empower. To learn more, visit habitat.org.

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