Faith in Action for Cass County honors Pine River volunteer

Volunteer has been with organization since 2014


Joan Smith, of Pine River, joined the Faith in Action for Cass County volunteer team in 2014, along with her husband, Dave Smith.

“I enjoy getting to know people,” Joan Smith said in a news release. “I want to be a servant and help people in a Christ-like manner.”

Faith in Action recently recognized Smith with a $20 gift card for her volunteerism. The recognition is in honor of the organization's 20th anniversary. Volunteers are being recognized for their services and awarded $20 gas cards and other prizes.

Over the years, Smith has worked with 41 people and volunteered more than 375 hours, providing transportation, friendly visiting, homemaking and chore help to people with limited resources.

“It’s fun visiting and getting to know your neighbors," she said.


When asked about the Faith in Action program, Smith said: “I don’t know what I would do without you (Faith in Action). Faith in Action fills a gap when families can’t be there to help.”

One of her favorite parts of volunteering is “working with the older generation who knew a lot of my relatives and hearing stories of when they were younger.”

A locally supported, nonprofit, charitable organization, Faith in Action for Cass County coordinates volunteers who provide 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 . Faith in Action volunteer and client videos are also available for viewing on the website.

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