May 17, 2005: Headlines: COS - Peru: Awards: Valley City Times Record: Peru RPCV Laura Kapka-Borchert named Volunteer of the Month

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Peru RPCV Laura Kapka-Borchert named Volunteer of the Month

Peru RPCV Laura Kapka-Borchert  named Volunteer of the Month

Peru RPCV Laura Kapka-Borchert named Volunteer of the Month

Volunteer of the Month

Valley City Times Record
Valley City, N.D.
May 17, 2005

Faith in Action applauds Laura Kapka-Borchert for her commitment to volunteer work. She moved to Valley City three years ago and got involved in volunteer service in the community soon afterwards.

According to Faith in Action Director Vicki Jackson, "Laura has been so faithful to those she serves. She has a genuine concern for others and shows it through her gentle, caring ways. We are grateful to have her serving on our team."

Laura attends Epworth United Methodist Church and is married to Duane Borchert who farms north of Valley City. Over the years, Laura has experienced a variety of careers. She was a co-owner and office manager for a financial consultant company for 22 years, worked for an antique business for six years, served as an ordained minister for the United Methodist Church for 10 years, and spent two years as a Peace Corps volunteer in Peru, South America.

Besides her volunteer work, Laura enjoys reading, collecting antique jewelry, being involved in church activities, Bible study, and traveling.

She says volunteering has made her life fuller and richer. The best part about volunteering, she says, is "the satisfaction that helping people gives me. It is an inspiration for me to see persons in their 80s and 90s with such positive attitudes."

Currently, she gets groceries for a married couple who are unable to do it themselves. She also spends some time visiting with them each week. In addition, she works with the Prescription Assistance Program. She has gathered information for the program showing the need for the existence of the program based on the number of prescriptions filled and the financial needs of the clients. She helps keep the clients' files orderly and current for the people who do the interviews.

"Volunteering allows me to give back to the community," she says. "It gives me pleasure to help people who can't get out and do some things for themselves and they are very appreciative for what I do for them."

Faith in Action is seeking volunteers for the following:

Assist with light housekeeping for two women - northwest and northeast Valley City.

Visit a woman in her northwest home and help with occasional household tasks and errands.

Assist with paperwork for the Prescription Assistance Program.

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