Thursday, October 25, 2007

Thrivent Builds

Greetings to visitors reaching the blog from the Thrivent Builds newsletter! The newsletter has progress reports from all over the country on Thrivent Builds homes, including the 500th Thrivent Builds home in Pontiac, Michigan. Read more about the family partnering with Habitat in Oakland County.

Progress and Dedication

The East Bay Habitat Thrivent Builds house is getting close to being done. Fundraising for the congregation-raised portion is on target, but we need more volunteers. Contact Eliza at the Habitat office and sign up today! Come out by yourself, with some friends, or organize a group from your congregation.

The dedication is planned for Saturday, December 8th. Plan to come help celebrate the completion of the Thrivent Builds house. If you've never been to a home dedication before, it's not to be missed.

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Lutheran Work Day

Saturday was a lot of fun. We had dozens of volunteers from Prince of Peace (Fremont), Christ the King (Fremont), Resurrection Lutheran (Dublin), University Lutheran (Berkeley) and Epiphany Lutheran (San Leandro). We worked on a variety of tasks including electrical, trim and finish work, caulking and painting, flooring and even some hearty souls that dug trenches for water service.

The Thrivent Builds house is coming along nicely. The exterior is painted, the sheetrock hung, mudded and textured, and some people worked with homeowner Sonnie Dae and two of her daughters painting the upstairs bedrooms.

Thanks to all who came out and worked. If you've got pictures from the day, let me know and I'll post them on the blog.