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Faith in Action for Cass County recognizes Hackensack volunteer

Heidi Hoppe enjoys volunteering because she meets new people, makes new friends and helps people in need.

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Faith in Action Volunteer Coordinator Larellyn Micheau (right) gives volunteer Heidi Hoppe, of Hackensack, a Holiday gift card in February 2022 for her work with the nonprofit organization.
Contributed / Faith in Action for Cass County

HACKENSACK — Heidi Hoppe, of Hackensack, became a volunteer with Faith in Action for Cass County in March 2018. Since that time she has helped 73 people and has given over 1,088 hours of assistance, providing transportation, chores and homemaking.

Volunteering is meaningful.
Heidi Hoppe

Hoppe also volunteers with the Izaak Walton League of America, Deep Portage Learning Center, Union Church in Hackensack, Heartland Quilters and the North Country Trail Association.

“Volunteering is meaningful,” Hoppe said in a news release. “It is meeting new people, making new friends and being able to help someone. When you are helping the community, you feel less isolated.

"A lot of people are in their homes longer because of the work that Faith in Action does - like driving to appointments, building ramps and housekeeping help,” she added.

When asked about her favorite part of volunteering, Hoppe said: “It’s getting involved - Faith in Action helps the whole county.”

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Sometimes being connected counts. Hoppe told a story about a time they took their car to get fixed in St. Cloud.

“As we drove into St. Cloud we got a call from Faith in Action that a ride was needed from the St. Cloud Hospital to our area and we were able to help. It was serendipity that we were where we were needed at the right time,” she said.

As a thank you for her volunteer services, Hoppe received a gas card donated by Holiday Station of Walker. Faith in Action for Cass County has been highlighting volunteers for their services. They receive 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 also available for viewing on the website on the 20th anniversary page.

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