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Open Forum: Faith-based services to be open
Brainerd MN 506 James St. / PO Box 974 56401

Lakes Area Interfaith Caregivers and Faith in Action for Cass County will be open and providing full services during the possible state shutdown. After losing all state funding in 2010, both organizations have been blessed with increased local support from many churches, civic groups, businesses and individuals. People in Cass and Crow Wing Counties realize we need to help each other to remain living at home and in our communities. Thanks to all of you for supporting Faith in Action and Lakes Area Interfaith Caregivers — We are Neighbors helping Neighbors.

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Your local support provides people with dignity and hope when they are struggling, and brings out comments such as this from one couple: “We thank you for all your good and smiling service. It is so nice to see you helping and taking care of us who are slow and a little older.”

Lakes Area Interfaith Caregivers and Faith in Action for Cass County coordinate volunteers who provide transportation to medical appointments, shopping and errands. We also provide limited homemaking and chore services, and build accessibility ramps. People interested in volunteering to help others, or in receiving services should call the Lakes Area Interfaith

Caregivers in Crow Wing County at (877) 245-7454 or Faith in Action for Cass County at (866) 675-5435.

Many, many thanks!

Tim McCarthy

Executive director

Lakes Area Interfaith Caregivers  and

Theresa Eclov, executive director

Faith in Action for Cass County

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