Marquette, MI – November 28, 2017 – The Tuesday following Thanksgiving is known as #Giving Tuesday, so we joined Thrivent Financial at Messiah Lutheran Church in Marquette to promote this “Living Generously” event. The day serves a reminder that in the midst of Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Cyber Monday promotions, we need to think about sharing with our neighbors in need.
Joe Duckworth caught up with Parish Administrator Jennifer Dodge to talk about the event and the special partnership the church has with Thrivent Financial. Dodge explained that the East Wisconsin-Upper Michigan Region Thrivent Member Network has pledged to match qualifying personal donations up to $10,000 made to Messiah Lutheran’s Assistance Program on Giving Tuesday.
Thrivent chose Messiah Lutheran Church in Marquette for their Assistance Program this year. Messiah has retired professionals who take appointments with people in need 3 days per week and so far in 2017, has given out nearly $25,000 in assistance to those who have needs not being met by any other agencies. Messiah has become a community resource with referrals coming from many agencies in the area who simply do not have funds to help their clients.
Joe also talked about the event and encouraged people to head down to Messiah Lutheran Church and join the #Giving Tuesday event. Any contributions made to Messiah Lutheran Church for their Assistance Program on today, between 8:00 am and midnight will be matched by up to $10,000 by Thrivent. Things kickedoff at the church on 305 West Magnetic Street in Marquette around 10:00 am this morning and goes until 7:00 PM. Thrivent’s Giving Tuesday has refreshments and fun activities to make this fundraiser fun for all ages!
With a few more hours of food, fun, music, and giveaways going on at Messiah Lutheran, make sure you swing by the church. You can also donate online by visiting Thrivent Financial’s website and follow the easy steps.
Listen to Joe report live from the Thrivent Financial #Giving Tuesday Event at Messiah Lutheran Church in Marquette:
Joe says hello live from Trivent Financial’s #GivingTuesday event at Messiah Lutheran Church
Joe tells you that Thrivent Financial is matching donations
Joe explains how to make a donation for #GivingTuesday
Joe lets you know about all the ways that #GivingTuesday helps the community
Joe asks you to stop by Messiah Lutheran Church and make a donation for #GivingTuesday
Joe says farewell from Messiah Lutheran Church and reminds you to celebrate #GivingTuesday