You Can Help

Published 9:00 am Saturday, January 28, 2012

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

Habitat’s Re-Store: Going ‘green’ for housing supplies and appliances is getting easier with Habitat for Humanity’s new Re-Store 919 W. Main, Albert Lea. You can keep the ‘green’ going by volunteering to staff the store Thursdays from 4 to 7 p.m. or Saturdays from 9 a.m. to noon. Call or leave a message for Hugh Alverson at 800-300-1349 or connect with Adrienne Thorson, 507-402-1714 or American Bank 377-7000 here in Albert Lea.

RSVP Knitters: Folks who knit and crochet have been busy making mittens and caps for school children and lap robes for frail and elderly people. If you have unwanted washable worsted weight yarn to donate, call Senior Resources at 377-7433.

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Crime Victim’s Crisis Center: Women and men age 16 and older can become a volunteer advocate by completing the next CVCC training scheduled March 19 through May 14. The Monday sessions are 6 to 9 p.m. with two Saturday sessions 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Please call Michelle at 377-5464 with questions and to get registered for the training.

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