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From pancake breakfast to spaghetti dinner, day camp to weekend work retreat, and fitness walk/run to softball tournament, people of Lake and Sanders Counties generously volunteered their time, talent and dollars to benefit many individuals and non-profit organizations in our communities this past year.

Members of the Sanders/Lake County Chapter Board of Thrivent Financial for Lutherans are grateful for the generosity of all who, during 17 benefits, events and projects, raised $38,146 in local funds. Because of this overwhelming generosity, Thrivent was able to contribute $8,520 of matching funds to individuals with medical needs and to non-profit organizations like Helping Hands, the Thompson Falls Food Bank, and the Mission Valley Christian Academy.

The local Thrivent chapter donated an additional $1,750 to six other area food banks and to Lutheran congregations who have special service projects like quilting and prayer shawl ministries. This was a record year for the local Thrivent chapter.

While we had fewer total dollars to give out, we supported more fundraisers, benefits and service projects than ever before. Working with the generous people of Lake and Sanders Counties, we were able to encourage and increase volunteerism while helping our neighbors in need. Many, many thanks to all who helped us help you.

In 2010, Thrivent will continue to support individuals, families and community groups through volunteerism, matching fund benefits and grants for hands-on work projects. Please contact your local Lutheran church if you know of needs within the Sanders/Lake County area.

Michal Delgado
Outgoing President
Sanders/Lake County Chapter
Thrivent Financial for Lutherans
St. Ignatius


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