Cora Hohnstadt, of Backus, has volunteered with Faith in Action since February 2016. She has provided more than 375 hours of transportation services and says, “I like driving - it’s something I know I can do well.”

As a way to celebrate its 20th anniversary, Faith in Action for Cass County is recognizing volunteers like Hohnstadt for their services and awarding them $20 gas cards and other prizes.

Hohnstadt moved to Backus in 1996 to teach. She is now retired and likes to volunteer and help people.

When asked about her favorite part of volunteering, Hohnstadt said: “I like meeting the people and we can have good conversations. It’s nice when people tell me how much they appreciate the rides because I know the impact is huge.”

Hohnstadt often takes a foster dog along and the riders enjoy petting them and feeding them treats. As a thank you, Hohnstadt received a $20 gas card from Southside Station in Hackensack.

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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.

For more information about Faith in Action volunteer services or volunteer opportunities, call 218-675-5435 or email cassfia@uslink.net.