In conjunction with the local Golden Crescent Habitat for Humanity affiliate, volunteers will be building a new home at 510 E. Garden St. in Goliad.
The Thrivent Builds program allows Thrivent chapters to partner with Habitat and families with limited resources in the construction of affordable housing in communities across the United States and abroad. More than 4,300 homes have been built or repaired with the Thrivent Builds programs since 2005.
In 2014, Thrivent Financial will fund the construction and rehabilitation of 126 Habitat for Humanity homes in 35 U.S. states through a $7.8 million contribution.
A community kickoff meeting to help with organizing volunteer work groups for the build, as well as fundraising for the remainder of the cost of the build, will be held at La Bahia Restaurant located at 1877 U.S. Highway 183 in Goliad on Tuesday, May 13 beginning at 6 p.m. All interested parties are invited to attend.
The meeting will include a meal, followed by a planning session.
Contact Janice Seiler to RSVP for the meeting at 676-2293 or at email@example.com.
In addition to the $37,000 grant through the Thrivent Builds program, an anonymous donor has agreed to match any donations to the build dollar for dollar up to $10,000. There are individual and group donations also totaling $5,000. That leaves a remaining $22,000 to be raised through local fundraising activities or donations.
All donations can be made to Golden Crescent Habitat for Humanity designated for Goliad Build #2.
The Thrivent Builds team will also be contacting local congregations, area businesses and organizations to schedule times to drop off material concerning the Thrivent Builds project and discuss any interest in assisting with fundraisers, signing up volunteers for building or providing meals for Saturday workdays.
Workdays for the home build will be each Saturday from 7:30 a.m. to noon. Lunches will be provided.
Anyone 16 years of age or older can come out and work, but youth ages 16-17 must have a permission form signed by a parent or guardian to work at the site.