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Faith in Action for Cass County recognizes Pine River man

Randy Krecklau is latest volunteer recognized in 2021

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Faith in Action Executive Director Theresa Eclov congratulates volunteer Randy Krecklau in being the latest volunteer recognized by the organization in 2021. Contributed / Theresa Eclov

Randy Krecklau, of Pine River, has been a volunteer with Faith in Action for Cass County since March of 2019.

“I thought that I had plenty of time and should put it to use,” Krecklau said in a news release. “I like helping people and it makes me feel good that they can get around and not worry … some people lose the ability to drive and need rides.”

Krecklau has provided more than 795 hours in helping 46 people, mostly driving, helping with chores and building ramps in the Pine River-Backus area.

When asked about his favorite part of volunteering, Krecklau said: “I like the feeling that I am accomplishing something in the community and helping others. It can be hard to ask for help and Faith in Action makes it easier to ask because they line everything up.

“And, when I work on the ramps,” Krecklau said, “we call it the ‘over the hill’ gang as we lumber along and get the job done.”

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As a thank you for his volunteer services, Krecklau received a $20 gas card. In honor of its 20th anniversary, Faith in Action for Cass County is highlighting volunteers several times a month throughout 2021. Volunteers are celebrated and recognized for their services and awarded $20 gas cards and other prizes.

A locally supported, nonprofit 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. Previous Faith in Action volunteer highlights and volunteer and client videos are available for viewing on the website on the 20th anniversary page.

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