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Faith in Action for Cass County honors Backus volunteer

Faith In Action is honoring volunteers as part of the organization's 20-year celebration.

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Theresa Eclov with Faith in Action recognizes Volunteer Jamie Wolske for her work with “Neighbors Helping Neighbors”. Contributed / Faith In Action

Jamie Wolske, of Backus, is a committed volunteer who first learned about Faith in Action for Cass County in 2015, when she needed a ride. In 2018, Wolske signed on as a volunteer.

“I have been raised to give back to my community. I am a client and once I was able to, I wanted to be a volunteer for Faith in Action," Wolske said in a news release.

In honor of its 20th anniversary, Faith in Action for Cass County is highlighting volunteers several times a month for their services and awarding them $20 gas cards and other prizes.

Since February 2018, Wolske has spent 4,132 hours volunteering, primarily in the office as dispatcher and office support, and at fundraisers.

“I love our volunteers and I enjoy working with the staff," Wolske said.

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“I saw first-hand, during the pandemic, how the volunteers kept our community connected and were essential to get groceries delivered and get people to doctor appointments," Wolske said. “Faith in Action volunteers were instrumental in making my life so much better, especially bringing me from the university to my home so I could celebrate my nephew’s graduation and be with my dog, Sophie.”

More information on Wolske's experience is available at the Faith in Action 2oth Anniversary page online at www.faithinactioncass.com . As a thank you, Wolske received a $20 gas card.

A locally supported, nonprofit charitable organization, Faith in Action for Cass County coordinates volunteers who provide free nonmedical, neighborly assistance to seniors, the disabled and people in need throughout Cass County. Faith in Action volunteers help with transportation, friendly visiting, respite for caregivers, light homemaking and chores, and basic home repair, and they build accessibility ramps.

For more information about Faith in Action volunteer services or volunteer opportunities, call 218-675-5435 or go to www.faithinactioncass.com . Faith in Action volunteer and client videos are also available for viewing on the website.

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