OVER $60,000 RAISED FOR RIGHTEOUS RIDES ON GIVING TUESDAY:
Did you know that one of the biggest challenges for missionaries on home assignment is finding reliable and affordable vehicles to drive while in the states? A St. Louis Area nonprofit, Righteous Rides works to meet that need.
Thrivent partnered with Righteous Rides on #GivingTuesday 2019. Together we hosted a Christmas Around the World event that featured Christmas decor from around the World, a family friendly service project, food, crafts, live music and a live nativity. Around 130 people attended the event. Thrivent matched all donations made that day up to $20,000 with some exclusions. Together the organizations raised over $60,000 before the match.
The money will go towards purchasing eight new vans to add to the 150-van fleet that Righteous Rides currently has. This will help them serve more missionaries, as they currently turn down about two requests for transportation each day.
Thanks to all that attended the event, prayed for the organization and to those that gave donations.