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Three ways Thrivent members and others can support Hurricane Harvey relief
Thrivent will provide $3 million in gift matching to several disaster relief organizations
MINNEAPOLIS (Sept. 1, 2017) – Thrivent, a not-for-profit membership organization of Christians, is highlighting three ways Thrivent members and others can help those affected by Hurricane Harvey’s devastation.
The organization announced today it will match up to $3 million in personal donations made on Thrivent.com to selected nonprofit organizations supporting Hurricane Harvey relief efforts.
“Our prayers go out to those affected by Hurricane Harvey,” said Brad Hewitt, CEO of Thrivent. “When tragedy occurs, our members want to support those in need. Connecting people with ways to live generously is central to our mission of helping Christians be wise with money, and we hope these funds help provide relief for those in who need it most.”
This matching opportunity is open to anyone and will run until the $3 million match is met or until Dec. 31, 2017 – whichever comes first. The following organizations have been selected to receive the match dollars:
- American Red Cross Serving Central Texas
- Convoy of Hope
- Habitat for Humanity
- LCMS Disaster Response
- Lutheran Disaster Response
- Orphan Grain Train Inc.
- Samaritan’s Purse
- WELS Christian Aid and Relief
To participate in the match, visit Thrivent.com, click on Hurricane Harvey Relief and then follow instructions for personal donations.
Additionally, Thrivent is asking its members to consider getting involved in grassroots efforts to raise funds or volunteer 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.
Finally, eligible Thrivent members can direct 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.
Thrivent is a not-for-profit membership organization that helps Christians be wise with money and live generously. It offers its more than 2 million member-owners a broad range of products, services and guidance 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. 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.