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Requests for Faith in Action volunteers surge

Many people in rural Minnesota depend on friends or neighbors for rides to medical appointments, grocery shopping and errands.

For some, this is the only way they connect with their community, especially during the winter months. At times, finding a driver can be difficult.

Faith in Action has seen a 126 percent increase in the number of people requesting rides in 2017 to date, and volunteers have provided over 1,700 rides.

In this season of giving, Faith in Action asks everyone to consider giving of their time and themselves by becoming a volunteer with Faith in Action and providing rides to someone in their community. Faith in Action volunteers can choose to drive once or twice a month or weekly as their time allows. Most drive requests are local or to nearby towns.

For those who like spending time with people and who can transport them to their appointments, shopping and errands, Faith in Action is the place for them to volunteer. Volunteers receive liability insurance coverage, coordination, recognition, mileage reimbursement, and the satisfaction of knowing they are making a difference. An application with background check and orientation session are required.

Faith in Action is currently seeking compassionate drivers in the area. Volunteer drivers give people the freedom to manage their health and well-being, and the freedom to remain in their homes for as long as possible.

For more information on Faith in Action services and volunteer opportunities, call 218-675-5435 or email cassfia@uslink.net.

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