Ministries host events on Sunday in Danville, Westville

Ministries host events on Sunday in Danville, Westville

The Faith in Action ministries in Vermilion County will host special events to mark Faith in Action Sunday.

Faith in Action, based in Danville, and Faith in Action South, based in Westville, are outreach programs of Presence United Samaritans Medical Center's Foundation. They recruit volunteers to provide spiritual support, emotional assistance and practical help — such as home repairs, home safety checks, wheelchair ramps and emergency assistance — for people 60 years and older in Danville and southern Vermilion County communities.

Faith in Action Sunday is an annual statewide day to recognize the volunteers who assist seniors and help them continue to live independently.

Faith in Action South will host an ice cream social and volunteer fair from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Sunday in Zamberletti Park, Westville. The event will be held in the south pavilion.

The event is open to all current volunteers and anyone who is interested in becoming a volunteer. Volunteers may bring a guest.

Reservations aren't required.

Custard Cup ice cream will be served, and music will be performed by Larry & Connie. The event is sponsored by Sunset-Urbas Funeral Home.

For more information, contact program coordinator Chris Good at 267-2752 or

Faith in Action will host an open house from 1 to 3 p.m. on the same day at its new office at 801 W. Fairchild St., Danville.

The organization recently moved into the building, which they share with I Sing the Body Electric and the HALO Project, other Presence USMC Foundation outreach programs.

All current volunteers and those interested in volunteering are invited to stop in to see the new space and enjoy refreshments.

For more information, contact program director Pat Tarr at 431-8489 or

More information on Faith in Action is available at

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