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Thrivent To Help Victims Impacted By Recent Flooding And Tornadoes
March 25, 2019 | Samantha Mehrotra, Public Relations Manager
Thrivent members and others can make personal donations, participate in Thrivent Action Teams or direct Thrivent Choice Dollars® to support recovery efforts in the Midwest and South
MINNEAPOLIS (March 25, 2019) – Thrivent, a not-for-profit membership organization of Christians, today announced it will match one dollar for every two dollars made in personal donations on Thrivent.com to featured organizations supporting victims impacted by recent flooding and tornadoes. Thrivent will match up to $250,000. In addition, the organization is encouraging its members to volunteer by forming Thrivent Action Teams or for eligible members to consider directing Thrivent Choice Dollars to relief organizations.
"Our hearts go out to those who have been impacted by the devastating floods in the Midwest and tornadoes in the South, said Terry Rasmussen, CEO of Thrivent. “Our members always band together in tough times and we’re honored to come alongside them to help support disaster victims.”
This matching opportunity is open to anyone and will run until the match is met or June 1, 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 (flooding only)
- Samaritan's Purse
- WELS Christian Aid and Relief (flooding only)
To participate in the match, visit Thrivent.com, click on “Learn How” 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 or service activity 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 these disasters.
For more information on how to get involved and continue to make a difference, visit Thrivent.com.
About ThriventThrivent 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 professionals and independent agents nationwide. Thrivent is a FORTUNE 500 company with $134 billion in assets under management/advisement (as of 12/31/18). 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 Thrivent Member Networks in providing grants that support charitable activities, furthering Thrivent’s mission and its purposes under state law. All grant decisions, including grant recipients and amounts, 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.