TBN End Celebration

Thrivent Builds Neighborhoods Celebrates Accomplishments with Tour and Ribbon Cutting

DES MOINES, IA, July 18, 2011 – Thrivent Builds Neighborhoods (TBN), a program of Thrivent Builds with Habitat for Humanity, is coming to a successful close thanks to the efforts and support of the greater Des Moines community and coalition partners. The TBN Coalition will be celebrating and reflecting on the amazing accomplishments of this three year community development project as well as cutting the ribbon on a brand new playground at Edna Griffin Park on August 16th starting at 2:00PM.

Achievements of TBN include: 71 new or rehabilitated homes in King Irving and Mondamin Presidential neighborhoods, 50 no or low interest home repair loans, 131 property enhancements through Rock the Blocks and Rebuilding Together Days, over 450 residents connected to housing resources through the TBN Housing Outreach program, ten traffic safety improvements on MLK Jr. Pkwy (like countdown pedestrian crossings and real time speed displays), and $12 Million in additional investments in the King Irving and Mondamin Presidential Neighborhoods.

• 2:00PM – Interactive Tour of King Irving Neighborhood and Mondamin Presidential Neighborhood
beginning at the Grubb YMCA 1611 11th St.
• 4:00PM – Press Conference and Ribbon Cutting at Edna Griffin Park 1316 13th St.
• 5:00-7:00PM – Neighborhood Celebration at Edna Griffin Park 1316 13th St.

Photo and Interview Opportunities:
Ribbon Cutting
Local and State Government Representatives
Neighborhood Residents
Representatives from Habitat for Humanity International and Thrivent Financial for Lutherans

Contact Robin Hamel at 515-280-1674 or rhamel@rebuildingdm.org with questions or if you would like to
attend the tour.