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You Can Help

Published 6:25am Sunday, June 23, 2013

The following are some of the volunteer opportunities currently open in Freeborn County. If you can help with these or would like to volunteer for others, call Pat Stumme, Retired and Senior Volunteer Program director, at Senior Resources, 377-7433.

Salvation Army Food Pantry: This group is looking for volunteers to assist with food distribution at its food pantry from 12:30 to approximately 4:30 p.m. on Wednesdays. Tasks may include moving and lifting boxes up to 30 pounds. Contact Casey Moffitt at 373-5710 to let her know you’d like an application and are willing to help.

Art and Garden Tour: The Albert Lea Art Center will welcome volunteer hosts for its tours coming up from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Several openings are available in the garden of your choice or for volunteering in the Art on Broadway gift shop during the same times. If you would like to welcome summer in a beautiful garden, call the Art Center at 373-5665 to sign up today.

Freeborn County Historical Society: Volunteers are welcome to assist at the historical society’s pioneer village in June and July cleaning and moving as necessary. Bring your own rubber gloves and they’ll supply the projects. You’ll make a difference to the community and probably have some fun and even coffee while you work. Call Pat Mulso at 373-8003 to set up times when you are available.

RSVP, a program of Senior Resources of Freeborn County, receives some funds through the United Way of Freeborn County, the Minnesota Board on Aging and the Corporation for National and Community Service.