National Lutheran News

Thrivent offers match program for disaster gifts

On account of widespread tornado, storm, and flood damage in the spring, Thrivent Financial for Lutherans has expanded its national disaster response funding. This funding now applies to any state in which the four major Lutheran disaster response organizations are providing support.

Thrivent Financial previously announced it would provide up to $250,000 to supplement funding raised through Thrivent Financial chapter service teams for relief to assist victims of tornadoes that struck Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia, and Tennessee.

For every $2 raised by chapter service teams, Thrivent will provide an additional $1, up to a total of $250,000. Through this effort, a total of up to $750,000 ($250,000 from Thrivent Financial and $500,000 from member appeals, collections, or fundraising) will be created for disaster recovery.

The funds will be distributed to the four major Lutheran relief organizations: Lutheran Disaster Response (LDR), ELCA Disaster Response, LCMS World Relief and Human Care, and WELS Christian Aid and Relief.

The deadline for the disaster response has been extended to August 1, 2011.

Tags: , , , , , , , ,