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Hackensack man recognized for service with Faith in Action

Dennis Abbott has been with the organization for eight years.

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Faith in Action Board Treasurer and Volunteer Dennis Abbott received a wooden plaque recognizing eight years of community service from Faith in Action Board Chair Craig Wadzink. Contributed / Faith in Action

At its annual meeting Dec. 9, the Faith in Action board of directors recognized Dennis Abbott, of Hackensack, for his eight years of service to the board, including serving the organization as board treasurer from 2015-2021.

Abbott steered Faith in Action through seven years of steady growth in serving Cass County communities.

Abbott’s lengthy resume as a volunteer to-date includes driving 37,780 miles and providing 212 rides to help his neighbors in need. He worked on 23 building and repair projects and spent 656 hours selling raffle tickets as the top ticket-seller for Faith in Action’s largest fundraiser over the years.

“Faith in Action serves many isolated people in our small communities,” Abbott said in a news release. “We try to be good neighbors to people we know and don’t know.”

Abbott will continue as a Faith in Action volunteer, often working with his wife, Paula Abbott.

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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.

Those who have a little free time once in a while are invited to be a community volunteer with Faith in Action. Volunteers set their own schedule and make a difference with a little time and caring.

More information about Faith in Action volunteer services or volunteer opportunities are available by calling 218-675-5435 or emailing cassfia@uslink.net.

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