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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Centers to Support the Independence of Specific Populations, Federated Giving Programs, Human Services, Philanthropy, Transportation Assistance

Mission: To help seniors maintain their independence and quality of life by providing transportation and other volunteer services.

Results: Each year this organization grows by leaps and bounds providing services to homebound seniors.

Target demographics: Seniors - In 2019 serviced over 900 Clients with 405 Volunteers

Direct beneficiaries per year: In 2019 serviced over 900 Clients with 405 Volunteers

Geographic areas served: To help Seniors maintain their independence and quality of life by providig transportation and other volunteer services.

Programs: Transportation and a recent Buddy program to keep seniors connected to the community through phone conversations.

Community Stories

46 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

1 Colleene J.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Taken me every place because I don't know any one in Georgetown and at 93 I no longer drive.

I love the drivers to talk to and they tell me all about the townI

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I use a walker and also can't lift my feet so need a sedan so I can sit my butt on the seat and swing in my legs. Faith in Action fulfills this for me whether I am going local or to Round Rock.

I am new to Georgetown and don't know anyone here to take me to all the medical trips I need as I am 92 with many ills. As I have said, they are the bright spot in my life.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I love being a driver for Faith in Action. I met so many wonderful seniors. Everyone is so appreciative for providing transportation to medical appointments, shopping & errands. Actually, being a part of Faith in Action helps me to helps me more than I help other. This I the best organization I have ever been a part of.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

I am a widow and live in Sun City at Georgetown. I am now 85 and it sometimes is very hard to drive to many locations as they are too far away, or the amount of traffic scares me, so I was asking my neighbors to take me places. They are all busy, but certainly would take me any place I needed to go, but I hate to ask people for help. When I heard about Faith in Action, I could not believe there were so many volunteer drivers that would take seniors any place they needed to go!! I do not know what I would do without Faith In Action. With the virus, I am staying home, but can't wait to get out again with their help.

1 Kathy D.3

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Faith in Action provides a very needed service because of our large population of seniors who can not longer drive. It has been a wonderful and rewarding experience for me to drive these awesome people!! It's so much fun to hear about the lives they have had. I gave a ride to a woman who has the same passion for cooking that I do. We had the funnest time talking about it!!
Faith in Action appreciates us volunteers and I really appreciate them.

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2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

When I learned about the service provided by Faith in Action I was happy to start volunteering!! My schedule is hectic but I try to help as much as I can. It's so nice to help seniors in my community (Sun City) because someday I will need help too!!

1 Writer

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Faith in Action Georgetown is an outstanding non-profit devoted to helping seniors in our area to be transported to medical, grocery and other places that enhance their lives and offer them the opportunity to interact with other people. This is a well organized and exceptionally well received benefit to living in Georgetown.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I found out about Faith in Action Georgetown through a brochure at my church. It immediately became something I was interested in finding more about. I have been a driver for about 8 years now and find it as rewarding today as it was on my first drive. I tend to concentrate on clients that need a ride to a medical appointment in which case we take them and stay there until they are ready to leave and then take them home, detouring if they need us to do so to get a prescription, etc. I have also driven clients to the Grocery store, to a beauty salon, to the post office, to Walmart or Target, etc. Faith in Action Georgetown now has about 700 clients that are all able to stay in their own homes because we are willing to drive them to those places that make their lives better.
I have enjoyed each and every drive and our clients truly appreciate our volunteer efforts.
Dottie Mitchell

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Faith in Action was a great help to me when I fell and broke my arm. Initially I could not drive and my wife is in a Memory care facility. They got me to doctors as needed and always waited with me to bring me back home. It is a great comfort to know they are here as needed.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have the opportunity to drive seniors to doctor appointments and hair appointments. The greatest trips are taking a spouse to see someone they have loved and cared for to a senior community visit. There are many reasons why our clients do not drive, anymore , and Faith in Action offers that INDEPENDENCE for them to go where they NEED and WANT to go. Sometimes, we serve as a listener and that was all the client needed on the ride to the appointment. When clients ask family or friends, , sometimes, they like they owe them something. Faith in Action is a volunteer organization who's members are screened and trained. They want to do something positive for the community. Our skills are good driving, caring for others, listening, making the experience go smoothly, asking them where they want to park since they probably have been there before, treating client like you were taking a family member, and respecting privacy at all times. Try It ...You Might Like It!

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

When I moved to Georgetown I heard about this wonderful volunteer opportunity through Faith in Action -Driving Seniors. I thought of all the time my own mom could have used such a service but none was available in the community where she
lived. I signed up to volunteer and have loved meeting the seniors from my own community and helping them get to the doctor or hairstylist, etc. Knowing that I provided just a little help to another blesses me so much. The clients are so appreciative of the services offered by FIA. Several I’ve met had previously been drivers for FIA but found themselves unable to volunteer for FIA and, instead, needing to use FIA’s services! What a great organization where both the volunteers and the clients are equally blessed-one providing and one receiving FIA’s services.

1 Scott P.6

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is the most awesome nonprofit. They provide a very important need to the community where many people are unable to drive. It is a blessing to take people to places like doctors and grocery stores. Also they have a Buddy program where people call and reach out to people that might need checking on or just want a friend. They even help with some simple repairs.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have volunteered some over the past few years and the staff and volunteers try their best to help see that the seniors in Georgetown Texas get the services they need. The staff is always friendly and helpful to try to match volunteers to seniors needing rides to medical appointments, stores, and so much more. Thank you for all your efforts. I know FIAG fills a need in the community!

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Faith in action help so many people who cannot help themselves. For the volunteers it’s a great way to meet wonderful people. It also keeps the people we help to be independent

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

FIAG offers much needed support for our community. Even during Covid they were quick to pivot their standard operating procedures to continue to make sure our seniors were well taken care of.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am a driver for Faith in Action. I have met so many interesting and lovable clients during my 3 years with the organization. I feel it is a privilege to serve our older residents who have a need to travel to appointments which are necessary for them to maintain a quality of life. I get more blessings from those I drive than they get from me. I have formed friendships with many of them and enjoy visiting with them. I’m grateful there is Faith in Action available for our seniors and also grateful that I can be a part of such an amazing organization.

2 Donna A.1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am a volunteer driver for Faith in Action and find it a truly rewarding experience. It is so hard when someone has to give up driving it impacts there independence greatly. I have met the most wonderful people that are so thankful to be able to get out and about for doctors appointment or just to get their hair done. Faith in Action is a blessing to our community.

2

Client Served

Rating: 5

I am so appreciative of the staff and volunteers who give so much of their time to the Senior population here in Georgetown. My husband has several health issues and can no longer drive. I haven't driven much prior to that as he always drove and makes me a nervous to do so. I can drive to local places if I have to, but try to avoid it. I was put in touch with them from a friend and they came to visit us and got us both enrolled very quickly. They have been so helpful and don't know what I would do without this service to keep us as independent as possible.

Thank you again to all the staff and volunteers who make it work. We donate when when can.

1 Mike T.2

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I started working at FIAG in May and what a blessing it is to be the Bus Driver and get to listen to clients socializing on the bus as I drive many folks to HEB (one on Hwy 29 and one on Williams road. And when I pick my friendly riders up I find them socializing in the McDonalds (at Walmart) or on the benches provided at the various stops. I love my job and I get a sense of purpose proving transportation and lending an ear when someone wants to chat a minute. My wife started volunteering last week and she loves providing rides for seniors. They are so appreciative and one called her an angel.

1 Patrick M.4

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Joined as a driver a couple of years ago and I can't tell you what it means to assist others that need your help----just for a simple ride to the doctor or dentist or barber or grocery store or just to get out of the house and have some social interaction. Times have changed tremendously over the years and many of us don't have family/friends nearby to look after us. Faith in Action Georgetown is just a hometown group of people providing assistance for those who need a little bit of individual attention and wouldn't ask if that help wasn't necessary. The folks you meet are fantastic and could be just another member of your family---and by the end of the trip, they generally are.

2

Client Served

Rating: 5

Moved here 3years ago to be near family and have been independent until now. I found Faith in Action from my church friends (1st Meth Georgetown)
How great to be taken to my Dr appointments , Bridge games and hair dresser
Nice drivers, and I feel so safe.
Thank you
Julia Papageorge

2 Lucy C.3

Client Served

Rating: 5

My family has become less able to help transport me to appointments etc. The transportation costs for commercial rides have been almost prohibitive. So, riding to the rescue has been Faith in Action. I always make a donation to them when they help me because while I am still able, I wish to help finance their dedication.

2 Sancia M.

Board Member

Rating: 5

Every volunteer has a heart of gold and wants the best fit every customer they serve.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Best Ever Volunteer Job !! Seniors are so appreciative, changing their life’s with transportation!!

2

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have never had the opportunity to use the services, offered by Faith in Action. However, I do know many who say that the Faith in Action service is wonderful.

1 Shawn W.3

Volunteer

Rating: 5

They provide a such a wonderful service that gives the elderly or people who have vision problems a sense of dignity and a way to be independent and feel competent and important and able to help themselves in their older age.

2 jerig

Client Served

Rating: 5

Faith in Action sent a wonderful man to visit with my husband who was dying. Both had graduated from the University of Texas, (albeit different years) and both were avid sports fans.
When Richard came to visit with my husband , my husband was transformed. For those precious times that they were together, he forgot about his illness and the fact that death was rapidly approaching. Bob died in November, 2018. I will be eternally grateful to Faith in Action for the role they played in our lives.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

My husband is ill and cannot drive. I had a colonoscopy scheduled and Faith In Action picked me up and stayed with me until the procedure was over and brought me safely home. The volunteer was right on time and very cheerful . We also had a man from Faith In Action change our air filters. After he finished, he stayed for awhile and visited with us. We have "borrowed" medical equipment from them and the woman who handles that is wonderful. We shall give the medical equipment back for others to use once we are through with them. This is an outstanding organization. Thank you for helping us and others in the community.

2

Client Served

Rating: 5

I am a disabled veteran who cannot drive a car any longer. My PTSD counselor referred me to Faith in Action for help getting to my VA appointments. I cannot describe how important they have become to my health care and peace of mind. They use volunteer drivers who give their time and use of their vehicles to get vets like me to my appointments; many of which are out of town. Their staff are unfailing polite and helpful and their volunteer drivers are wonderful people who make my trips interesting and fun. They are a critical part of my life.
I thank God for Faith in Action and may He bless them everyday.

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have had the joy and pleasure of volunteering with Faith in Action for 4 years and appreciate the love and dedication this organization and staff have for those who need help in our community. They help others with grace, compassion and love.

Irene Lange

2 KarenWhite

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am a volunteer driver with Faith in Action Georgetown - and I love what we do.

My riders are so appreciative of having a ride to doctor's appointments, even to the grocery store and beauty shops. They would be living in a world of 'silence' without FIAG - as we can help restore them to the world - just be giving them a ride!!! My driving experiences have been truly awesome with some wonderful seniors that can't drive themselves!!!

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Staff is remarkable, truly interested in their clients.
I am a rookie driver but I will be a long term driver.
I drove a 92YO and a 78YO last week. The 92 yo crisscrossed the USA for 15 years with his wife in an rv. The 78yo was a barber for over 40 years, beginning his profession at the time all guys got crew cuts. Their stories are remarkable and entertaining.

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

FiA Georgetown is a wonderful organization. My son and I have only been volunteering with them for a month and it’s been very regarding. The staff is friendly, knowledgeable and very compassionate towards the clients. The clients are very grateful at the opportunity to keep their independence, and to have a friendly person to talk to.

2 SimoneDv

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I really enjoy working with Faith In Action. The staff are lovely to work with and their clients really appreciate what this organization does for them. They can keep their independence by living in their homes and us drivers take them to their appointments. It’s a pleasure to give back to the community by helping out in this way.

2 Micki W.

Client Served

Rating: 5

My son asked me to quit driving 13 months ago because of vision problems and age (83). Since I have numerous medical appointments - two different eye doctors, two different heart doctors, two different orthopedic doctors, pain management doctor and primary care doctor - as well as grocery and personal care shopping, giving up my car created transportation problems. Fortunately, my church supports Faith In Action Georgetown so I knew about their transportation services and made contact. I have been using their transportation service for a year now. They are great. All my drivers have been friendly, prompt, contacted me in advance, gotten to the doctors on time and made sure I entered my home before they leave my place of residence. When I joined Faith in Action Georgetown, I was surprised that they offer additional services such as Errands and Handyman Services. I have recommended this wonderful organization to several people in my neighborhood.

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Great organization. Wonderful service to Seniors and amazing organization to volunteer for.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Do you know how hard it is to get someone to take you to a Doctors. appointment. I tried a lot of agencies and everyone said they could do it until I told them i was in a wheelchair and then they told they could not help. It was then I was told about FAITH IN ACTION I called and they were Haven sent.With out FAITH IN ACTION do not know what I would do. all the volunteers have been so nice and helpful. they take me to my appointments and wait till I am done. The office personel is is willing to do what they can to help you out.If you are in a wheelchair FAITH IN ACTION are the people you want to help you.
THANK YOU FAITH IN ACTION

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been driving for 15 years and have dropped from 3 times per week to one average and have found it is as rewarding to me as it is to the recipient. This is such a blessing to those who cant get around anymore

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have worked with Faith In Action for more than one year. The people are well motivated and serious about assisting the clients. If I were "Home Bound" I would avail myself of their assistance.

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I had the pleasure of meeting some wonderful people who were in need of assistance with their errands. The highlight of my week is when I had the opportunity to eat lunch at the local library with a client and we just sat and talked about life every friday when my schedule permitted.

2 Don S.2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

As a driver, I feel we provide a rewarding service for the citizens of Georgetown. Time well spent to make someone happy!

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

My name is Frances Hill and I am so very happy to be a client of this wonderful organization - the drivers are so loving , kind, helpful as a senior that gave up driving after I retired this service to our community is much appreciated- I also signed my disabled sister up for services as well - and we are grateful to them for all they do for us!

4

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Though I just started volunteering last month, I love this organization. The people in charge are excellent at their jobs, and they do everything they can to make sure the volunteers and the senior citizens they drive get the most out of their experiences. It is the perfect volunteer opportunity as you can go online and sign up for drives that fit into your schedule and your preference for length of drive. There are maps to show you where the people live that you will be driving as well as how far it is from your house and how long it will take you to get to the person's house and then to the appointment he or she needs to get to. And so far the people I have taken places have been so gracious and appreciative. I highly recommend Faith in Action!

3 Eileen F.1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

As a recent retiree, I knew that I wanted to volunteer in the community. I attended their spring choral concert and God lead me through the doors of FIAG . Now I volunteer for driving home bound seniors, as well as doing volunteer work in their offices. There is something for everyone and a need awaiting you. Come be a part of this awesome family. The rewards will make everyday special!

3 Angela L.4

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I'm a volunteer for this organization because I believe in helping elders and other people with disabilities continue to live as independently as possible. This organization meets an essential need in our community. Faith in Action Georgetown is very organized, communicates well, and efficiently uses moneys donated/granted.

3 Brenda120

Volunteer

Rating: 5

A great non-profit to volunteer with. Hours are flexible and people are great.
Such a great community cause as well.