Shenandoah Valley Lutheran Ministries in Toms Brook has announced it recently received a $5,000 "Lutheran Community Matthew 25: Neighbors in Need" grant from the Thrivent Financial for Lutherans Foundation. The funds will be used to support the organization's Luke's Backpack program.
The funding was awarded to Shenandoah Valley Lutheran Ministries 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.
Shenandoah Valley Lutheran Ministries also has elected to participate in a complementary two-to-one challenge grant program sponsored by the foundation. For every dollar raised by Shenandoah Valley Lutheran Ministries from donors by March, 31, the Thrivent Financial for Lutherans Foundation will provide an additional 50 cents -- up to $5,000 -- in support of the organization's ministry.