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Faith in Action for Cass County welcomes new board members

New board members include Sherrie Gayken, Dale Probasco and Roxy Moon.

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The Faith in Action for Cass County board includes: Jeannie Blomme, back row from left, Dennis Abbott (retired), Doug Wardell, Craig Wadzink (board chair), Dale Probasco, Ellen Leger, Don Hoppe; Roxy Moon, front row from left, Theresa Eclov (executive director) and Dee Oliver. Not pictured are Caryl Allen, Margie Richardson and Sherrie Gayken.
Contributed / Faith in Action

CASS COUNTY — Faith in Action for Cass County welcomes Sherrie Gayken and Dale Probasco, both of Backus, and Roxy Moon, of Hackensack, to its board of directors for 2022-23.

Gayken and Probasco have been volunteers for more than a year, providing transportation, chores and ramp building skills to help their neighbors in need. Moon brings a financial background to the board management. All three bring leadership skills that will help govern Faith in Action for Cass County as it continues to serve residents of Cass County who need a little neighborly help.

The Faith in Action for Cass County board of directors provides oversight and guidance. The board provides the mission and vision, and reviews program activities to make sure the organization stays true to its mission. The board also promotes Faith in Action in the community to encourage donations and other financial support to keep the program going.

A locally supported, nonprofit organization, Faith in Action for Cass County provides nonmedical, neighborly assistance to seniors, the disabled and people in need throughout Cass County.

Faith in Action volunteers provide transportation, friendly visiting, respite for caregivers, light homemaking and chores, and basic home repair, and they build accessibility ramps.

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Volunteers receive scheduling coordination, training, liability insurance, recognitionand mileage reimbursement. For more information about Faith in Action volunteer services, call 218-675-5435 or visit www.faithinactioncass.com .

According to a study by the Minnesota Association of Volunteer Administration, more than 60% of emergency food, activities for youth, firefighting and transportation for older adults is reported to be done primarily through volunteers in rural communities. Volunteers add a lot to the quality of life in rural Minnesota.

Related Topics: CASS COUNTY
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