Faith in Action of Marathon County, Inc. is a non-profit organization that provides supportive services, at NO CHARGE, to Marathon County residents aged 60 and over, regardless of income, religious belief, race, or ethnic background. Trained volunteers provide services from area congregations, the community, and organizations to help seniors improve their quality of life and remain independent in their homes as long as possible.
Services include Medical Transportation, Transportation for Grocery Shopping, Delivery from The Neighbors’ Place, and Friendly visiting. These services are not available elsewhere, FREE OF CHARGE, and are often the barrier that stands between remaining independent and safe in your own home environment rather than having to move to professional, institutionalized care.
Call our office for more information: (715) 848-8783.
Faith in Action began with a grant from the Robert Woods Johnson Foundation in 2002 devoted solely to improving health and healthcare for all Americans, where the grant was funded for 3 years. At the end of the grant in 2005, the national offices were closed, and Wisconsin Faith in Action stepped in to guide local programs throughout the state, including Faith in Action of Marathon County. Since then, funding has been secured on the local level.
Donations from individuals, local businesses, congregations, grants, and fundraising events have enabled Faith in Action of Marathon County, Inc to continue providing services to area seniors at NO CHARGE since that time.
Our Board of Directors
President: Eric Steinbach*
Vice-President: Julie Kuehn*
Secretary: Laurie Sazama*
Treasurer: Amanda Gadke*
Attorney: Michael Stueland
Additional Board Members: Dawn Genrich, Kimberly Drake, Debbie Gulan, and Ruth Hebbe-Executive Program Director
Ruth Hebbe, MBA
Executive Program Director/CEO
Ruth joined Faith in Action (FIAMC) as Program Director in October 2017. Her passion is for serving people effectively. She strives for operational excellence, systematizing workflow, maximizing efficiency, and specializing in handling interpersonal communication and conflict resolution.
Ruth utilizes her thirty years of professional experience in Business Administration, Networking, Customer Service, and Volunteer involvement. These proficiencies are combined with a genuine desire to make a positive difference in the lives of people from all ethnic backgrounds.
Ruth works directly with the Board of Directors (all of whom are community volunteers) to ensure the continued growth, sustainability, and success of Faith in Action of Marathon County.
Senior Services Coordinator
Jamie joined our Faith in Action “family” in December 2018. She has over 18 years of administrative experience.
Jamie is focused on excellent customer service, has strong front office skills, and is dedicated to assisting others.
Senior Services Coordinator
Faith in Action of Marathon County wants to give special thanks to our corporate sponsors for their contributions. Together we can help area seniors remain independent.
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