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Contact:

Lowell Tesch  ltesch@mitchellcoi.us, 641-832-3946 Ext. 101

Osage Lions Club receives $300.00 from Thrivent Financial for a digital IScreen Vision screening camera.

Osage, IA (March 16, 2013) – The Osage Lions Club recently received $300.00 as part of a fundraiser hosted on March 16, 2013 by members from the Mitchell-Worth CountyChapter of Thrivent Financial for Lutherans. The funds will be used to purchase a digital IScreen Vision screening camera to share with the St. Ansgar Lions Club for KidSight screenings.

Thrivent Financial members and other volunteers raised over $1000.00 and an additional $300.00 was provided by Thrivent Financial. Through its chapter programs, Thrivent Financial provides financial support and other resources for its members to come together to help their communities and congregations through fundraisers and service activities.

The Osage Lions Club annual pie sales recently took place March 16th, 2013. Funds raised from the pie sales are used for local scholarships and to help fund a new digital IScreen Vision Screening camera that will be shared with the St. Ansgar Lions Club in order to conduct KidSight vision screenings for preschoolers and kindergarteners in Mitchell County.

“Thrivent Financial provides its members and other interested volunteers the opportunity to join in service and use the financial resources of Thrivent Financial to serve people and organizations here in our local area,” said Deloras Urbatsch, Chapter Leader of Mitchell-Worth County Chapter of Thrivent Financial. “Thrivent chapter activities like this one connect congregations, institutions and volunteers to make a difference in people’s lives.”

All Thrivent Financial members belong to a local organization—most often a chapter—that provides a way for them to give back to their communities, congregations and causes they care about through charitable activities, as well as connect with one another through social and educational events.

Anyone can join in volunteer and educational activities hosted by Thrivent Financial. To connect with the Mitchell-Worth County Chapter of Thrivent Financial, call 641-732-4271To find other area Thrivent chapters, visit the Chapter Locator at www.thrivent.com/chapters or call 800-236-3736.


About Thrivent Financial for Lutherans

Thrivent Financial for Lutherans is a Fortune 500 financial services membership organization helping approximately 2.6 million members achieve their financial goals and give back to their communities. Thrivent Financial and its affiliates offer a broad range of financial products and services. As a not-for­profit organization, Thrivent Financial sponsors national outreach programs and activities that support congregations, schools, charitable organizations and individuals in need. For more information, visitwww.thrivent.com.