Faith in Action puts out call for volunteers

By From page A6 | August 20, 2014

FAIRFIELD — Faith in Action has put out a call for people who wish to be trained to help homebound seniors across the county.

The not-for-profit organization, which is based in Vacaville, will host a volunteer orientation training from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 1600 Union Ave.

Once trained, volunteers will help elderly homebound residents by making phone calls, visiting their homes, running errands and helping with grocery shopping, according to a Faith in Action press release. Volunteers will also serve as senior peer counselors and provide transportation to and from medical appointments for Solano County’s homebound seniors.

Those who are handy when it comes to home repair projects are also welcome to receive training.

Advance registration is required. To register or for more information, call 469-6675 or send an email to [email protected]

Reach Glen Faison at 427-6925 or [email protected] Follow him in Twitter at www.twitter.com/GlenFaison.

Glen Faison

Glen Faison

Glen Faison joined the Daily Republic as managing editor in September 2009. He previously worked as a reporter and editor for daily and weekly newspapers in the San Joaquin Valley for 20-plus years. His experience includes time as editor of the Golden Eagle, a military paper serving the Lemoore Naval Air Station. He graduated from Fresno State University with a bachelor's degree in journalism and bleeds Bulldogs red. He is an avid fan of the NFL's Washington team, and attended the 1988 NFC Championship Game against the Minnesota Vikings at RFK Stadium. He's a member of the Fairfield-Suisun Twilight Rotary Club and a board member for the Solano County Library Foundation. He married his wife, Jill, in 2005, and has three children: Courtni, Tyler and Hayli.

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