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Redeemer Crisis Center receives “Matthew 25: Neighbors in Need” Grant

(Plain Press, February 2014) Redeemer Crisis Center, 2970 W. 30th St., Cleveland, OH, 44113, recently received a $5,000 “Lutheran Community Matthew 25: Neighbors in Need” grant from the Thrivent Financial for Lutherans Foundation. The funding was awarded to Redeemer based on its effectiveness in addressing physical, emotional and /or spiritual needs in the local community such as food, clothing, shelter, fellowship, and care for the sick based on Jesus’ words in Matthew 25: 35-36.

Redeemer Crisis Center has also elected to participate in a complementary two-to-one challenge grant program sponsored by the Foundation. For every dollar raised by Redeemer from donors by Mar. 31, 2014, the Thrivent Financial for Lutherans Foundation will provide an additional 50 cents—up to $5,000—in support of the organization’s ministry.

“We are delighted to assist Redeemer through this grant, said Richard Kleven, vice president of the Thrivent Financial for Lutherans Foundation. “We trust that this support will strengthen Redeemer’s outreach/ministry to those it serves.”

“Thrivent has been a consistent supporter of Redeemer Crisis Center and its people,” said Diane Zellmer, Director of Redeemer Crisis Center “We are excited and grateful for this opportunity to partner with others to earn additional funds for the support of the people in our neighborhood.”

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