Saturday, February 28, 2009

2009 Build-a-thon

A great way to get involved with Thrivent Builds is to work at the 2009 Earth Day build-a-thon that Habitat for Humanity East Bay puts on each year. It's a fund-raising event like a walk-a-thon or bike-a-thon, where you collect donations for each day you volunteer. Not only do your volunteer hours count towards the total we need as part of the Thrivent Builds-sponsored house, but your fund-raising does, too. It's also a lot of fun, where a lot of progress is made in a short time. In just 4 days, 20 houses will be framed, going from foundation to roof trusses. You can read more about the build-a-thon and register for it here. The specific house and family for the Thrivent Builds house haven't been selected yet, but they'll be one of the 20, which will be the last of 54 homes in the Edes development in Oakland.