A Thrivent Action Team in Prosperity, SC hosted a spaghetti supper fundraiser to raise money for the purchase of bullet-proof vests for the county’s K-9 officers.

The event took place on October 23 at 6:00 PM at Mt. Pilgrim Lutheran Church in Prosperity.

It grew out of the church’s Vacation Bible School program for which county officers brought out one of the department’s bloodhounds for the kids to see. Conversation that evening resulted in members learning that the county’s budget does not include some things for the dogs that might be expected, such as protective vests. The result was a broad-based fundraising effort started by a Vacation Bible School participant. The church’s youth group wanted to help. The youth group organized a Thrivent Action Team that involved more than a dozen workers. Funding to purchase the supplies for the spaghetti supper was provided from seed money from Thrivent Financial. They served around 100 people the night of the event, and moved the drive over $1000 closer to its goal of purchasing three protective dog vests.

This event was hosted by a Thrivent Action Team, a local group led by a member of Thrivent Financial. Thrivent Action Teams allow members to quickly identify a need, receive resources and put a plan together to help others in their community. The mission of Thrivent is to serve members and society by guiding both to be wise with money and live generously.

“I was happy to see a Thrivent Action Team help with this worthy cause. Law enforcement protection is very important to me” said Travis Goodman, a financial representative with Thrivent Financial. “We’re proud to be able to serve our community and are grateful for Thrivent’s support.”

Thrivent Action Teams are member-led projects – fundraisers, one-time service activities or educational events – that can be completed within 90 daysTo learn more about Thrivent Action Teams visit Thrivent.com/actionteam.

Thrivent Financial is represented in the local area by a number of financial representatives. Individuals interested in contacting a local Thrivent Financial representative can find more information at www.thrivent.com.

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