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Thrivent Financial for Lutherans presents Habitat for Humanity Golf Fundraiser May 6

Tue, Mar 12th, 2013
Posted in All Business Announcements

Winona, MN —Thrivent Financial for Lutherans is proud to host a golf fundraiser on Monday, May 6, at Cedar Valley Golf Course. This golf fundraising event is being held in partnership with Thrivent Builds, an ongoing home-building partnership between Habitat for Humanity and Thrivent Financial for Lutherans. Proceeds from the fundraiser will benefit Habitat for Humanity Winona-Fillmore Counties and support construction and rehabilitation of affordable housing in partnership with low-income families.

Registration and lunch begins at 11:30 a.m. at the Cedar Valley Golf Clubhouse. Activities kick off with a four person shotgun start at 1:00 p.m. Golfers are encouraged to take part in the pin events and contests throughout the day, then return to the clubhouse and enjoy a prime rib buffet dinner and a brief awards ceremony.

Registration for the event is $100 per golfer which includes 18 holes of golf with cart, pin events, prizes, lunch and a prime rib buffet dinner. Hole sponsorships are available to businesses who want to support the event. A full hole sponsorship with 4-golf registrations included is $750 or $ 550 without golfers. A co-sponsored hole sponsorship is $275. There are many ways businesses and community members can support the event. For more information contact the Habitat office at 507-457-0003.

“Our partnership with Habitat for Humanity has given Lutheran congregations, Thrivent members and employees of Thrivent Financial the opportunity to serve our communities and families in need” said Kenneth Bittner, Financial Consultant, Thrivent Financial for Lutherans.

Habitat for Humanity’s relationship with Thrivent Financial brings the financial, volunteer and advocacy resources of Thrivent Financial together with the affordable housing construction leadership of hundreds of local Habitat for Humanity affiliates. To date, more than 480,000 volunteers have donated more than three million hours to construct 2,700 homes in the U.S.

For more information about how to participate visit

Builds with Habitat for Humanity is a multi-year, multi-million dollar partnership between Thrivent Financial for Lutherans and Habitat for Humanity International. Thrivent Builds is designed to involve Thrivent members and Lutherans in helping provide a “hand up” to people in need of affordable housing, offering them a path to greater economic independence. Excluding government funding, Thrivent Builds with Habitat for Humanity is Habitat's largest single source of funding, constructing more than 2,700 homes in the U.S. and around the world since 2005. For more information, visit

About Thrivent Financial for Lutherans

Thrivent Financial for Lutherans is a not-for-profit, Fortune 500 financial services membership organization helping approximately 2.5 million members achieve financial security and give back to their communities. Thrivent Financial and its affiliates offer a broad range of financial products and services. As a not-for-profit organization, Thrivent Financial creates and supports national outreach programs and activities that help congregations, schools, charitable organizations and individuals in need. For more information, visit

About Habitat for Humanity Winona-Fillmore Counties

Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit, ecumenical, grassroots, Christian organization, dedicated to eliminating poverty housing. Habitat partners with homeowner families, the members of the local community, and volunteers to build simple, decent, affordable houses. The houses are sold to those in need at no profit, through no-interest loans.

To qualify for a Habitat home, families must currently live in substandard housing, be unable to obtain a conventional loan from a bank, have the resources to pay a monthly mortgage and be willing to partner with Habitat for Humanity. Before moving into a Habitat home, families must contribute 300 hours of “sweat-equity” to the building of the home and must make a modest down payment.

Habitat for Humanity Winona-Fillmore Counties built its first home in Winona County in 1994. Since then, forty six homes have been built.

Volunteers interested in helping with Habitat for Humanity projects or offering donations may call the Habitat for Humanity–Winona County office at 507-457-0003 or visit our website at

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