Thrivent Builds with Habitat for Humanity
Due to medical complications Pastor Troutman will be unable to serve as president. Luther Vann has graciously volunteered to assist the chapter while looking for a replacement for Pastor Troutman, however we are still in need of a president. Although there is time and commitment involved the rewards are great as a leader and servant. The leadership board is accepting nominations for the position. If you know of anyone who would be a good candidate for president please give the names to a member of the Board. Also, please remember to pray for Pastor Troutman that God will be with him and comfort him in his illness.
Care is abounding in our Lutheran community! The Care Abounds in Communities project involves making wooden toys to raise funds for the Youth United Habitat Build. Workers are needed to paint, saw, sand, glue and have fun. You will make new friends and be helping others. Build at home? Everyone who can help come by or call Larry for patterns to make. The group works Tuesday mornings 9:00- 12:00 at the Forsyth Habitat warehouse at 339 Witt Street. Contact Larry at 336-768-9416 or email him at LPY1956@ earthlink.
The Yadkin River Chapter is pleased to announce that 52 soldier care boxes were created and mailed to troops in Iraq. The boxes included snack bars, powder drinks, candy, children's toys, personal items and other items to provide comfort and enjoyment to our fighting soldiers overseas. The boxes were sent to soldier names provided by chapter members and to NC National Guard unit leaders to distribute to unit members. The leadership board would like to thank everyone that donated to the boxes. Second Harvest Food Bank was the recipient of 1370 pounds of nonperishable food from a Care Abounds in Community chapter project. Your chapter Cares.
“Find a need, organize a team, and complete the deed”
Do you know of a need in our community? Would you like to do something about it? Do you have a creative idea to solve a problem in our area? You are in luck!!!! Gather a team together because the 2008 Care Funds are now available. Thrivent will consider your project if you complete a funding request
Be part of a national volunteer day!
JOIN HANDS DAY is a national volunteer effort that brings youth and adults together to improve communities and have fun while helping others. Visit Thrivent online for information on the nationwide service day. In years past the Winston Salem Lutheran home has been a popular place for projects. This year May 3 has been selected as the nationwide join-hands day. Rev. Laura Wind will be leading our project, if you have any ideas please contact Rev. Wind.
The Enrichment Center is a day program for adults with developmental disabilities. Thrivent member, Jane Davidson , was one of the founding parents of the Center back in 1980, and has received much support through the years from Thrivent Financial for Lutherans.
The Mardi Gras fundraiser, held on Jan. 26, was inspired by the new director, Valorie Vizena, who recently came from directing a similar program in New Orleans. Chef's drove up from New Orleans to donate and prepare a New Orleans style meal for 300 guests who attended.
Several Thrivent members assisted Jane Davidson with decorating and mask making. Tables were covered with colorful goblets overflowing with beads and 500 decorated masks. Colorful decorations filled the building.
The event raised $20,000. Thrivent contributed $1600 toward the event. The primary need for the fundraiser was to start an endowment for the upkeep and maintenance of the building. The Winston Salem Foundation has offered to donate $30,000. if the center can raise $100,000 by 2009. Thanks to a lot of giving and caring friends, the Center hopes to reach that goal.
The Thrivent race car made a showing at the KB promotion party for the Daytona 500 at North Point Grill in Winston-Salem. The event raised funds and awareness for the Child Safety Council. The council mission is to prevent preventable accidents involving the children of our communities by supplying child safety items such as car seats, bike helmets, and fire escape ladders.
THRIVENT BUILDS IN THE GULF And WORLDWIDE
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