Arc is thankful for volunteers

Published 9:39 am Thursday, December 3, 2015

Volunteers make a world of difference! Thank you to the Freeborn Community for your support of The Arc of Freeborn County’s soup and chili event that took place on Nov. 16. Our gratitude and appreciation extend to everyone who was involved in the success of our event, from volunteers, donors and to all the patrons.  

We would like to acknowledge the following for their special help and contributions: First Lutheran Church of Albert Lea, Innovance Inc., Lakeside Foods, Good Samaritan Society of Albert Lea, Haroldson Homes, Vietor Homes, Mansfield Meats, Martin Brothers’ Wholesale, Nick’s Meats & Grocery, REM, Becky Rogness, Beth Rudd, Elaine Warner, Gary  and Steph Altfillisch, Jan Overgaard, Phyllis Jensen, Kevin Kenvold, Dennis Deiser, Cheryl Enderson, Nancy Olsen, Jody Bowron, Janelle Dillemuth, Carol Ohm, Freeborn County Shopper, St. John’s Lutheran Community, Lisa Schoneman, Rachael Schei, Jessica Sosobee, Dave Wentzel, Amy White, Shawnee Schave and friends, Iron Skillet Restaurant, Kwik Trip and Walmart. Thank you to KATE Radio, Power 96 and the Albert Lea Tribune for the great job they did at promoting the supper.

A huge thank you to all the donors of the cupcakes and to Arc members and friends who gave the precious gift of their time  and to all who came out and enjoyed this meal with us. And finally, we would like to especially thank Thrivent Financial for supporting this event through their Thrivent Action Teams #Livegenerously.

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Proceeds from the supper will be used to continue our programs and activities for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families in Freeborn County. One offering is the DirectCourse, on-line training of over 40 free classes to help individuals, families and caregivers support individuals to live in a supported environment. If you would like more information email  The Arc is a partner agency of the United Way.


Mary Goetz

Executive Director of The Arc of Freeborn County