Raffle tickets are now available at local businesses for the Faith in Action for Cass County 2013 Fundraiser Raffle. The grand prize will be a 2013 Polaris Ranger 500 with a trailer. The machine and trailer will be on display at area businesses throughout the raffle period. The second place prize is $1,000 cash and third place prize is a $500 gift card from Hackensack Lumber and Do It Best Hardware. Tickets are available individually at a new lower price or in packets of 8 for a discounted deal. The raffle drawing will be held Nov. 13.
This is the seventh annual Faith in Action fundraiser raffle and each year the prizes have gotten better. This year 12 additional prizes are available, all of which were donated by area businesses, including Black Bear Golf in Pine River, Tianna Country Club in Walker, Godfrey’s in Backus, Southside Station, Drinking Water Test Kit.com, Mark’s Market, Lucette’s Pizza & Pub, and Swanson’s Bait of Hackensack, One Stop in Longville, Clem’s Hardware in Cass Lake, and the Pine River Family Market. The 2012 raffle netted around $13,000 to Faith in Action for Cass County, which was used directly to provide services to people in need.
Faith in Action for Cass County is a community-based, volunteer, non-profit organization providing non-medical assistance to older adults, adults with disabilities, and other individuals experiencing difficult circumstances. Services include transportation, friendly visiting, respite, light housekeeping and chores and ramp building. No fee is charged for services, but donations are accepted. While income does not determine eligibility, Faith in Action’s goal is to assist those who lack other resources. Our mission statement is “Compassionate Volunteers Serving People in Need.” By buying a raffle ticket you are directly supporting Faith in Action and you have a chance to win a great prize.
Be on the lookout for the Polaris Ranger 500 and trailer with a large “Win me” sign attached. Check with your local businesses about buying tickets or check the FIA website at www.faithinactioncass.com for a list of participating businesses or call Faith in Action for Cass County at 675-5435 or 1-866-675-5435 for information about getting help or about volunteering.
Volunteer trainings are being scheduled for July.