On Tuesday, July 10, 2018, an EF2 tornado with wind speeds of 127 miles per hour ripped through an RV park in Watford City, North Dakota. In the wake of its four-minute touchdown: two dozen injured people, another 200 displaced, extensive property damage and the death of an infant.
Lend a helping hand
Thrivent members often play important roles in the recovery process after a natural disaster. They listen to people's needs, donate blood, provide care kits, repair homes and hold fundraisers.
"The morning after the tornado, Thrivent members were asking me how they could use their Thrivent Action Team projects to help with cleanup and recovery," says Shilo Chavez, a Thrivent Financial representative in Watford City. "What a community of caring and generous people."
The individuals and communities affected by the tornado are in need of safe housing, monetary donations and other assistance. Here are a few ways to share your gifts of time and resources with people who need them urgently.
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