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For years Rock County residents could count on the public transportation network for a ride. For rides outside the network area, United Community Action Partnership would rely on a group of volunteer drivers. However, a federal law has caused the volunteer drivers to quit in the past two months. “...
This week is National Volunteer Recognition Week, and no one should be more excited about that than the people of Rock County. We have a whole lot to be proud of in our corner of the state, but our milestones and achievements wouldn’t have happened without generous donors and volunteers. In other...
Tuesday, April 4, is National Service Recognition Day. The fifth-annual event highlights the importance of citizen engagement and recognizes the dedication of the National Service Senior Companion Program, Foster Grandparent Program and Senior Corps RSVP volunteers. In Rock County there are 445...
The Minnesota River Area Agency on Aging Inc. will once again be assisting Medicare beneficiaries with their 2017 Medicare plan research and enrollment.  Trained volunteers will be available by appointment in Luverne at Poplar Creek Assisted Living. To schedule an appointment, call the Senior...
Students pack ingredients during the 2015 event in Luverne.
The 2016 Rock Area Kids Against Hunger Food Packing Event will be from 9 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 29, through 3 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30, in the Luverne High School gym. Students from four area school districts, community members, faith community members, leaders, businesses and others will pack food for...
The Rock County Natural Resources Conservation Service is looking for volunteers to assist with the agency’s education and outreach events. In recognition of National Volunteer Week April 10-16, NRCS is encouraging more people to volunteer locally and to thank those who gave of their time in 2015...
It takes a village to launch a church improvement project.  That was the case for the Palisade Lutheran Church in rural Rock County where new siding is replacing old and weathered siding. More than a dozen volunteers from the church congregation and surrounding neighborhood showed up Saturday to...
Since Greta VanDerBrink took the reins as Rock County RSVP (Retired Senior Volunteer Program) coordinator 13 years ago, the program has grown to be the largest and most successful in the seven-county area.
"As one person, I cannot change the world, but I can change the world for one person.” Greta VanDerBrink said this quote by Paul Shane Spear captures the essence of her work matching volunteers with people who need help. “This has been one of the hardest decisions I’ve ever made,” said VanDerBrink...
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