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Thrivent Member Network-East Region

Local Impact

Janet and Larry Wagstaff (Charlotte, NC), began volunteering at a local Indian reservation in Cherokee, NC 15 years ago. Their current pastor at Living Savior Lutheran Church is the former pastor of the Indian reservation. They have used 6 Action Teams and their Choice Dollars to serve the reservation. A few Actions Teams were used to restore local food banks that feed 900 people bi-weekly, and to expand a food bank to a clothing pantry and a household item pantry. They have inspired several youth, peer and church groups to volunteer. Thrivent member activities, such as Thrivent Action Teams, Thrivent Builds, and Thrivent Choice, engage Thrivent members and Thrivent Member Networks in charitable activities, furthering Thrivent's mission and its purposes under state law. You should never purchase or retain any insurance or annuity products simply to be able to participate. Participation is subject to applicable Terms and Conditions. Terms and conditions available at