Testimonials

Testimonials

If you would like to volunteer to help, please check out our

“Volunteer”  page for more information. Thank you.

“When I started volunteering for seniors my goals was to help seniors stay in their homes as long as they wanted to and were able to do so. I thought if we could help them with a few services they no longer could perform they could stay at home and be healthier and happier, and that was so true! But I soon found out I was getting much more than I was giving. When I visit and talk with seniors they are always so thankful for the services I do for them and are appreciative of me just listening and talking to them. They teach me compassion, acceptance and love for others. Seeing Christ’s love in their eyes makes my life much fuller. I go away with a lighter heart and a love for them I can’t describe!”

~ Carol Brunn

“Why do I volunteer? It seems like such as easy question until you have to put it into words. Sometimes there are no words to describe the sense of fulfillment you get when you realize you have just helped someone or just given them the feeling they matter. It’s a great feeling to help put a smile on someone’s face, that maybe hasn’t had anything to smile about for a while. Also I’m not getting any younger; I hope there will be someone there to do the same for me. Volunteering is a great way to energize your spirit!”

~ Arlene DeZeller

“Thank you for your wonderful work at the Chili Supper. It was a marvelous way to bring our community together to support the continued dignity of the elderly. Good food, good company and good cause. Thank you for making a positive difference.”

~ Sharon Kipka

“I volunteer because I’ve needed help in the past and I know what the help means to people. It’s nice to give back to those who have given so much to me.”

~ Bob Hendricks

“Thanks so much for everything you do. I can depend on C.A.R.E. to be on time for rides and I don’t have to worry about anything. What great volunteers. At my age I’m lucky to have people like you and friends too!”
~ Kay Madsen

“The C.A.R.E. Program helps keep me independent. All my children work during the day or live too far to help me. C.A.R.E. is my life, my way to go grocery shopping, doctor appointments, church, and shopping. Their volunteers take good care of me. We all need to support their fundraising event and all the good they provide the community.”
~ Marge Latterell

“We wouldn’t have a CARE program if we didn’t have volunteers. We need funding, but we also need volunteers. There’s a whole bunch of caring people out there.”
~ CARE Client

“I appreciate rides to appointments. If my kids can’t take me to the doctor or to St. Cloud, volunteer drivers are always available.’
~ CARE Client

“It’s heartwarming to give back to the people who gave so much. We ought to give back for all that people have done. Volunteering is one way to do it without costing an arm and a leg.”
~ CARE Volunteer

“A benefit of volunteering is the satisfaction that you’ve helped someone. It makes me feel good that I’m able to do that.”
~ CARE Volunteer

“Dewey Place Fitness is fun! What better way to spend a half hour!”
~ CARE Volunteer

“I joined the exercise group because I was feeling sluggish and wasn’t getting anywhere. It has enlightened my life drastically. There are wonderful ladies, some I knew, some I befriended. We even take our instructor out to eat with us!”
~UCare Fitness Participant

“I’m more social and active because if volunteers didn’t care about me I wouldn’t get anywhere.”
~CARE Client

“More people need to get involved. If you can’t be a driver, get involved with other fundraisers or activities. It takes all kinds of people.”
~CARE Volunteer

“I feel a lot different. I have more energy and I’m not so sore or stiff. It even did my head good, I think!”
~Dewey Place Fitness Participant

“I can’t do exercise any other place or at home, so I like it in the community room. It’s more fun in a group.”
~Dewey Place Fitness Participant