Saturday, March 17, 2007

Thank You!

A big thank you to John Roeber, a board member of the south Alameda County Thrivent chapter. John is president of Roebers Plumbing, Heating and Air Conditioning, and has donated the plumbing and heating for the Thrivent Builds house.

Not only is this a big help for Habitat, but a huge help with our goal for fund-raising by Lutherans. Thanks, John!

Wednesday, March 7, 2007

Big Red Success

Sunday the Big Red Truck came to town. It's a rolling multi-media exhibit to inform people about Thrivent Builds and Habitat for Humanity, and to educate them about poverty housing and the need for decent, affordable housing for all.

Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Fremont hosted the event, and provided many of the volunteers to help staff the truck. We had around 250 people go through the exhibits on the truck, take part in the nailing contest, get more information about Habitat, sign up to volunteer...we even got a donation on the spot.

Thanks to the good folks at Prince of Peace, and to the crew of the Big Red Truck. Be sure to check it out if it's in a town near you (they're headed towards Oregon and Washington next).