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Cass County RSVP volunteers partner with Faith in Action

The Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) invites men and women age 55 and older to volunteer at Faith in Action (FIA) for Cass County.

The RSVP program recently began a partnership with FIA to help recruit and support volunteers.

FIA volunteers provide friendly visits, transportation to appointments and respite care, and they deliver meals to shut-ins. Volunteers are needed in all parts of the county to help provide these much needed and appreciated services.

Forty-four FIA volunteers are enrolled in the RSVP program. RSVP supports volunteers with mileage reimbursement and volunteer liability insurance.

For more information about volunteering with FIA, contact Director Theresa Eclov at 218-675-5435 or Eclov will match your interests, time schedule and location with client needs.

Other programs in Cass County that RSVP partners with include Bone Builders in eight locations, Cass County Triad, Cass County Tax Aide, Countryside Co-op in Hackensack, Deep Portage Conservation Reserve, Dollars & Cents Thrift Store in Walker, Good Samaritan in Pine River, HOWA Family Center in Walker, Lutheran Social Service Meals On Wheels in Pine River, Northland Area Family Center, Pine River-Backus Family Center, Pine River Area Food Shelf, Hidden Jewels Thrift Store, Pine Mountain Senior Center, Share-N-Care Thrift Store and Food Shelf in Hackensack, Thrifty, Nifty & New in Remer and Walker Area Food Shelf.

For more information about any of these organizations and their volunteer needs, contact Jane Furuseth, RSVP area coordinator, at 218-766-9494 or

RSVP in Cass County is funded by the Minnesota Board on Aging, the Corporation for National & Community Service, Horizon Health, Inc., and local contributions.

Denton (Denny) Newman Jr.
I've worked at the Brainerd Dispatch with various duties since Dec. 7, 1983. Starting off as an Ad Designer and currently Director of Audience Development. The Dispatch has been an interesting and challenging place to work. I'm fortunate to have made many friends, both co-workers and customers.
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