With some funding help from UCare, Faith in Action for Cass County bought more than 100 cookie trays from local stores, and Faith in Action volunteers surprised people who stayed at home for the holidays with Christmas cookies, resource information and a cheery “Happy holidays!”

Volunteers delivered in communities across the county, from Cass Lake to Outing and from Bena to Pillager and everywhere in between. Cookie trays and resource information were also delivered to the staff at Cass County assisted living and care facilities to thank them for their hard work throughout the county.

“We can’t thank UCare enough for funding this activity to connect people within our communities,” Faith in Action Director Theresa Eclov said in a news release. “This gives us a chance to check in with people who we have worked with in the past and haven’t heard from in a while, letting them know we are here to help and to listen if they need to talk.”

Faith in Action for Cass County is a community-based, nonprofit organization providing non-medical assistance to older adults, veterans, adults with disabilities and individuals experiencing difficult circumstances, including caregivers in need of support. Volunteers provide transportation, telephone visiting, delivery of groceries, medications and Meals on Wheels. They connect folks isolated in their homes with volunteers who enjoy chatting and visiting by email and help them to stay active in their communities.

Call Faith in Action at 218-675-5435 or go to www.faithinactioncass.com to get connected or find out how you can help.