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Thrivent Shares Opportunities to Support Hurricane Florence Relief
September 18, 2018 | Samantha Mehrotra, Public Relations Manager
Through personal donations, Thrivent Action Teams and Thrivent Choice Dollars®, Thrivent members and others can help make a difference for hurricane victims
MINNEAPOLIS (September 18, 2018) – Thrivent, a not-for-profit membership organization of Christians, today announced it will match up to $1 million dollars in personal donations made on Thrivent.com to selected nonprofit organizations supporting Hurricane Florence relief efforts. In addition, Thrivent is encouraging its members to volunteer for disaster relief by forming Thrivent Action Teams or for eligible members to consider directing Thrivent Choice Dollars to relief organizations.
“Our hearts go out to everyone who has been impacted by this catastrophic storm,” said Brad Hewitt, CEO of Thrivent. “At Thrivent, our members believe in being generous and offering their time, talent and treasures to help others in need. We are committed to supporting hurricane victims as they work to rebuild.”
This matching opportunity is open to anyone and will run until the match is met or until December 31, 2018 – whichever comes first. The following organizations have been selected to receive the match dollars:
- Convoy of Hope
- Habitat for Humanity International
- LCMS Disaster Response
- Lutheran Disaster Response (ELCA)
- Orphan Grain Train
- Samaritan’s Purse
- United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR)
- WELS Christian Aid and Relief
To participate in the match, visit Thrivent.com, click on Hurricane Florence Relief 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 hurricane victims. For more information on how to get involved and continue to make a difference, visit Thrivent.com.
About Thrivent Financial
Thrivent is a not-for-profit financial services organization 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 Thrivent.com. 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 Thrivent.com/thriventchoice.