As part of a growing partnership, Clearwater-based AmeriLife, an industry leader in developing, marketing and distributing annuity, life and health insurance to middle income Americans, has joined forces with one of its leading insurance carriers, Thrivent Independent, a not-for-profit membership organization of Christians based in Minneapolis, to build homes for two deserving families. Starting Monday, May 22 through Thursday, May 25, close to 100 volunteers, including associates from AmeriLife, Thrivent Independent and Habitat for Humanity of Pinellas County, will forgo laptops and smart phones for hammers and power tools to construct two houses located in Clearwater and Dunedin within four days.

“Thrivent’s mission is to help Christians be wise with money and live generously,” said Greg Smith, president of Thrivent Independent. “We are excited to join with AmeriLife to experience four days of making a difference in the lives of others.”

“It is great to see our business relationship with Thrivent evolve into community outreach,” said AmeriLife CEO Scott R. Perry. “AmeriLife is committed to serving communities across the country where our customers and associates live and work. Community partnerships, that improve residents’ quality of life, are part of that commitment. We look forward to uniting efforts locally with Thrivent and Habitat for Humanity in pursuit of building stronger families and communities.”

Since 2005, Thrivent has partnered with Habitat for Humanity to build, renovate or repair more than 4,900 homes nationally and internationally as part of the Thrivent Builds with Habitat for Humanity program. In 2017, Thrivent and its members committed more than $14 million to support the construction, rehabilitation or repair of nearly 600 homes in the U.S. and up to 150 home build trips across the country and abroad.

While the partnership between AmeriLife and Thrivent is not part of the Thrivent Builds program, Thrivent’s proven track record and tremendous impact working with Habitat for Humanity nationally and internationally, contributed to AmeriLife’s decision to partner locally with the nonprofit. Close to 350 AmeriLife associates live and work in the greater Northern Pinellas County area. Building affordable housing alongside of the future homeowners is one way associates are giving back to the community in which they serve. In addition to manpower, AmeriLife and Thrivent plan to combine financial efforts with a $12,000 donation to Habitat for Humanity of Pinellas County.

AmeriLife is a national leader in developing, marketing and distributing annuity, life and health insurance to protect the health and retirement needs of middle income American consumers. Leveraging a national distribution network of over 100,000 insurance agents and brokers via nearly 20 marketing organizations, and close to 50 insurance agency locations, AmeriLife, and its more than 75 insurance carrier partners, offers value and quality to the insurance industry and its customers.

For additional information about AmeriLife, please contact Amie Hornbaker, Vice President of Corporate Affairs, at 727-726-0726, or by email at ahornbaker@amerilife.com.