Faith in Action celebrates national Good Neighbor Day


Faith in Action Volunteers gathered outside the Docksider in Longville for a Community Connections lunch. From left are Dee Oliver, Richard Tabaka, Jim Carey, Ellen Leger and Sara Coler. Contributed / Faith in Action

Faith in Action for Cass County invites everyone to join them in celebrating National Good Neighbor Day on September 28, 2021, by being a Good Neighbor to someone nearby. A Good Neighbor might stop to say “Hi”, ask about kids or grandkids, compliment the flowers, or check to see if they have been OK during this pandemic. Neighbors don’t have to be right next door; our neighborhoods have expanded virtually in the past two years. Our communities thrive when people make connections and we share and help one another.

If someone expresses a need for more support, please encourage them to call Faith in Action for Cass County at 218-675-5435, for friendly, neighborly (nonmedical) help with rides, visiting and phone reassurance, homemaking and chores, basic home repairs or building a ramp. Services are free and there are no income or age guidelines. Everyone qualifies! Now celebrating its 20th Anniversary of serving the residents in Cass County, Faith in Action encourages everyone to do a little something to help a friend or neighbor.

When we each do a little, we can accomplish a lot. In 2021 to date, 95 Faith in Action Volunteers have provided assistance to 262 people, giving over 6000 hours and driving over 75,000 miles. If you have a little time to share, you can become a volunteer with Faith in Action. Volunteers choose when, what and how they want to help others. They receive training, liability insurance and mileage reimbursement. Volunteers receive much more than scheduling coordination and recognition. They know they can make a difference in their communities through Faith in Action.

In honor of its 20th Anniversary, Faith in Action has published volunteer highlights and video interviews of clients, volunteers and staff, telling about their experiences. Check them out at

For more information about Faith in Action volunteer services or volunteer opportunities call 218-675-5435 or email Faith in Action is 20 Years of “Neighbors Helping Neighbors” and still going strong.

Nancy Vogt is editor of the Pineandlakes Echo Journal, a weekly newspaper that covers eight communities in the Pequot Lakes-Pine River areas - from Nisswa to Hackensack and Pequot Lakes to Crosslake.

She started as editor of the Lake Country Echo in July 2006, and continued in that role when the Lake Country Echo and the Pine River Journal combined in September 2013 to become the Pineandlakes Echo Journal. She worked for the Brainerd Dispatch from 1992-2006 in various roles.

She covers Nisswa, Pequot Lakes, Lake Shore and Crosslake city councils, as well as writes feature stories, news stories and personal columns (Vogt's Notes). She also takes photos at community events.

Contact her at or 218-855-5877 with story ideas or questions. Be sure to leave a voicemail message!
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