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Generosity emerges from grief
June 5, 2017
On Feb. 15, 2013, Melissa and Aaron Haase got exciting news: They were expecting twins. The Stillwater, Minnesota, couple and their three-year-old son, Jackson, revealed the babies’ genders to friends and family —a boy and a girl. It was a joyous occasion.Thirty-three weeks into her pregnancy, however, Melissa was put on bedrest. “I was having pre-term contractions,” she recalls. “My body found it hard to tolerate the summer heat.”
Thrivent Builds: 10 years of building brighter futures
March 7, 2017
Nearly 2 billion people around the world today live in slum housing.* Habitat for Humanity wants to change that. Founded in 1976, the global nonprofit envisions a world where – no matter who we are or where we come from – we all have a healthy, safe place to call home, along with the opportunity to build a better future.
Hope for the hurting
February 9, 2017
In May 2010 Thrivent member Clayton Kent of Seward, Nebraska, started carving wooden palm comfort crosses as a way to fill some empty hours in retirement. Today the volunteer-based nonprofit organization known as The Cross of Life Inc., has created and shipped more than 70,000 crosses all over the world.
Thrivent Choice charitable outreach funds help feed families
February 9, 2017
The Food Bank for Central & Northeast Missouri in Columbia, Missouri, is a regional disaster and hunger relief network serving a 32-county area. The Food Bank works with 132 food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters and other agencies to ensure food gets into the hands of those who need it most.
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