A New Release just came out from Thrivent Financial for Lutherans announcing the results of their voting for their Thrivent Choice funding — A million dollars split between 10 organizations according to member voting. This is a new program that is one replacement for their Care Abounds in Congregations program, the other part of it, “Choice Dollars”, to come out later this summer that will help the local congregation or organizations. For the Thrivent Choice program, 150,000 of Thrivent’s 2.6 million members voted for how to distribute these funds, and LCMS World Relief and Human Care came out with the highest number of votes, and therefore are going to receive almost $200,000 of this funding — or 1/5th of the total amount.
Quoting from Pr Matt Harrison:
This is humbling and marvelous news. We are thankful for all the dollars provided, $113 million in 2009 to help congregations and communities.
LCMS WRHC Donors are Fantastic and Loyal and appreciate the work we do here. We are honored to have your trust.
Below is Pr Harrison’s Thank You to the generosity of those members. If for some reason this video doesn’t play correctly (it doesn’t automatically start, click on play below), you can view it here.
So what happens to WRHC and the excellent work that they do if Prop 18 passes?
It’s been asked on another email list about the votes; I decided to do up a quick spreadsheet to find out the number of votes each organization received. Based on the funding for each, I generated a column saying the percentage of votes each received. Based on that percentage, I then generated a column that says how many votes each received. Here are the results: