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Faith in Action thanks army of volunteers

DANVILLE -- An area group is showing its gratitude to volunteers. Many say they don't know where they would be without Faith in Action.
DANVILLE -- An area group is showing its gratitude to volunteers. Many say they don't know where they would be without Faith in Action. WCIA-3's Anthony Antoine finds out how they showed their thanks.

Faith in Action; that's exactly what these people do.

"Many of our volunteers consider this, it is ministry, and they consider it as part of their service to God."

The group helps seniors with groceries, transportation and even builds ramps to make getting around easier. For almost 20-years, Jean Brady has seen the good which comes from the work they do.

"It makes me feel good and it also makes me feel like I hope somebody will help me when I get there."

To say thank you to people like Jean Brady, Faith in Action held an ice cream social for its volunteers.

"I've met some wonderful, wonderful receivers and a lot of wonderful caregivers. They're a great bunch of people to work with."

People like Garnet Countryman.

"Really, it makes you feel good because you know there is somebody that cares."

Countryman has a hard time walking. It was a struggle just to get into her home.

"They put the ramp up for me and I needed that really bad. It's nice to know you can go out and get it, something like that, when you can't do it yourself."

Volunteers say this thank you event is sweet, but it's only icing on the cake compared to what they get out of giving.

"That's a pretty good feeling from my viewpoint."

On Tuesdays and Thursdays, seniors in Westville and Danville can pick up free vegetables. The Danville location recently moved into a new building at 801 West Fairchild.
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