We are grateful to each and every one of our volunteer heroes who go out of their way to serve our seniors. Each quarter we recognize those who have gone above and beyond for us and those we are here to serve.
Volunteer Appreciation Curbside Deliveries
In December we revamped our usual Volunteer Appreciation ceremony due to COVID. Instead of a banquet, we had the privilege of doing curbside deliveries for our yearly award winners for 2020. During this unprecedented and difficult year, they came through in BIG ways! Thank you to all who have served our seniors through COVID and beyond!
2020 4th Quarter Awards
Each of these volunteers received a $30 HEB Gas Card!
Growing - Most Rides Taken - Jim Jakubowski
Giving - Volunteer Who Gives Back by Assisting FIAG - Marie Blom
Going - Most Care Calls - Angela Parsons
GROWING - MOST DRIVES!
Jim Jakubowski is our Winner for taking the most drives during the 4th Quarter. Jim states, "I’m rewarded every time I drive our clients to appointments. I have been driving for almost two years and it feels like you are taking care of family.
After serving 30 years in the fire department I wanted to continue helping. Driving for Faith in Action not only benefits the clients, it gets me out of my honey do list and gives my wife of 42 years some well earned peace and quiet".
Thank you so much Jim for your willingness to regularly step in and help! We appreciate you!
Marie Blom is our 4th Quarter winner assisting Faith in Action with a little bit of everything! Marie has continued making her care calls to her buddy while also picking up drives, and she was a big help with our end of year projects and client gift delivery.
Here is a little about Marie in her own words, "I have been volunteering for Faith in Action for almost 12 years. We moved to Georgetown from Houston area where I had been involved in a similar program. I was delighted to discover in Georgetown there was this opportunity for me. I am a retired RN and "caregiving" has always been an important part of my life.
Providing transportation to those who are not able to drive for whatever reason has been very meaningful to me. It has been a joy and delight to meet so many different individuals and hear about their life's story. As with many volunteer opportunities, I have received many more blessings, than I have given."
GOING THE DISTANCE!
Congratulations to Volunteer Bob Burton who was the random drawing winner for the long range drives into Austin, Cedar Park or Temple within the 4th Quarter!
Bob is a long time volunteer with Faith in Action. Over the years he has done everything from driving, fundraising, being a member of our board, and even served on committees!
Thank you for your many years of service. Everyone at Faith in Action appreciates all that you have done.
GOING - MOST CARE CALLS!
Angela Parsons is our Winner for Quarter 4 and making the most care calls to keep our seniors connected over the phone.
Angela says, "Faith in Action is a wonderful place to volunteer. The people that run it are excellent at what they do, and the seniors that I have driven have all been so nice. I love getting to choose when I drive since I am still working part time, as an adjunct science teacher at Texas A&M University Central Texas in Killeen.
Once the pandemic started, though I moved to having virtual courses, I switched from driving with FIA to doing the buddy calls as I did not want to risk driving folks when my husband was going to work in person some days. I have so enjoyed my calls with my Buddy, and I feel like we have formed a real friendship. I look forward to having an actual lunch with her once we are all vaccinated".