Collinsville Faith in Action first started providing services on Valentine’s Day in 1998. This was not initially the intended date to begin services, but there was an individual in the community who needed transportation and CFIA staff stepped in to lend a hand. Since this date, it is estimated that CFIA has helped over 2,440 individuals through our Volunteer Caregivers program which provides a simple ride to the store, a companion for attending a ‘doctor’s appointment, or even just a listening ear to those who do not have many people around to converse with.
In 2017 alone, CFIA reached into the communities we served with 114 volunteers, provided 4,471 hours of service through those volunteers, and drove 34,456 miles to necessary appointments and shopping destinations. There were a total of 167 individuals who received these services from CFIA.