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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!!
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.
Every volunteer has a heart of gold and wants the best fit every customer they serve.
The Best Ever Volunteer Job !! Seniors are so appreciative, changing their life’s with transportation!!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!!!
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.
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.
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.
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.