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Thrivent Shares Opportunities to Support California Wildfire Victims

Thrivent members and others can make personal donations, participate in Thrivent Action Teams or direct Thrivent Choice Dollars® to support relief and recovery efforts

MINNEAPOLIS (November 14, 2018) – Thrivent, a not-for-profit membership organization of Christians, today announced it will match up to $250,000 dollars in personal donations made on to selected nonprofit organizations supporting wildfire relief efforts in California. In addition, Thrivent is encouraging its members to volunteer by forming Thrivent Action Teams or for eligible members to consider directing Thrivent Choice Dollars to relief organizations.

"We are honored to come alongside and support those who are dealing with the aftermath of these devastating fires," said Terry Rasmussen, president and CEO of Thrivent. "Thrivent members respond with their hearts and their actions during times of tragedy to help make a difference. As a membership organization, we know the power of community."

This matching opportunity is open to anyone and will run until the match is met or until January 31, 2019 – whichever comes first. The following organizations have been selected to receive the match dollars:

  • Convoy of Hope
  • LCMS Disaster Response
  • Lutheran Disaster Response
  • Orphan Grain Train
  • Samaritan's Purse
  • United Methodist Committee on Relief
  • WELS Christian Aid and Relief

To participate in the match, visit, click on “Help Now” and then follow instructions for personal donations.

Beyond donations, Thrivent members can raise funds or volunteer for disaster relief by forming a Thrivent Action Team. Through this grassroots 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. Finally, eligible Thrivent members can direct Thrivent Choice Dollars® to relief organizations responding to the California wildfires.  For more information on how to get involved and continue to make a difference, visit

About Thrivent Financial

Thrivent is a fraternal benefit society that helps Christians on the wise with money journey. As a mission-driven, membership-owned organization, it offers its more than 2 million members and customers a broad range of financial products, services and guidance to help them obtain a life of contentment, confidence and generosity. Thrivent and its subsidiary and affiliate companies offer insurance, investments, banking and advice over the phone, online as well as through financial representatives and independent agents nationwide. Thrivent is a FORTUNE 500 company with $136 billion in assets under management/advisement (as of 12/31/17). For more than a century it has helped Christians make wise money choices that reflect their values while providing them opportunities to demonstrate their generosity where they live, work and worship. For more information, visit You can also find us on Facebook and Twitter.

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