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3 Ways Thrivent Members & Others Can Support Hurricane Matthew Relief
October 27, 2016 | Callie Briese, Manager, External Relations
Thrivent will provide up to $250,000 in matching grants to several disaster relief organizations
Thrivent Financial is highlighting three ways for Thrivent members and others to help those affected by Hurricane Matthew's devastation in Haiti and the United States.
"Hurricane Matthew caused tremendous damage, especially in Haiti, and we know that our members and others want to help," said Laura Dierke of Thrivent Financial. "Connecting people with many ways to give back is central to our mission of helping Christians be wise with money and live generously."
Thrivent announced that it will match up to $250,000 in personal donations made on Thrivent.com to selected nonprofit organizations responding to those affected by Hurricane Matthew. This matching opportunity is open to anyone and will run until the $250,000 match is met or until Dec. 15, 2016 – whichever comes first. The following organizations have been selected to receive the match dollars:
- Lutheran World Relief, Baltimore, Maryland
- Orphan Grain Train, Norfolk, Nebraska
- Americares, Stamford, Connecticut
- Convoy of Hope, Springfield, Missouri
- Feed My Starving Children, Coon Rapids, Minnesota
Additionally, eligible Thrivent members can direct Choice Dollars® to relief organizations responding to the hurricane victims.
Finally, Thrivent is asking its members to consider getting involved in grassroots efforts to help raise funds for disaster relief by forming Thrivent Action Teams. Through this program, members join together in a one-time fundraiser that can be completed within 90 days. Thrivent provides promotional materials, T-shirts, and a $250 Community Impact Card that can be used as seed money to purchase project supplies and create promotional materials.
For more information about Thrivent Action Teams, visit Thrivent.com.
For more information on how to get involved and continue to make a difference, visit Thrivent.com and search "disaster response."
About Thrivent Financial
Thrivent Financial is a financial services organization that helps Christians be wise with money and live generously. As a membership organization, it offers its more than 2.3 million member-owners a broad range of products, services and guidance from financial representatives nationwide. For more than a century it has helped members make wise money choices that reflect their values while providing them opportunities to demonstrate their generosity where they live, work and worship. You can also find us on Facebook (Link opens in new window) and Twitter (Link opens in new window).
The Thrivent Choice® charitable grant program engages Thrivent members and chapters in providing grants that support charitable activities, furthering Thrivent’s mission and its purposes under state law. All grants are made at the sole discretion of Thrivent. Directing Choice Dollars® is subject to the program’s terms and conditions available at Thrivent.com/thriventchoice.