Rise Remote Services goes on virtual trip with Cummins volunteers

Cummins team members recently hosted a virtual trip and educational travel presentation. People learned about Canada and Maine during the session. We are grateful to Cummins for their Rise Partnership.

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Ruth Howard, part-time volunteer, Diet Coke enthusiast, and full-time grandmother, enjoys keeping busy!

By Advancement Team Intern LeeAnna White
When Ruth learned about Rise’s important mission through her sister, it piqued her interest in volunteering. With her vibrant personality, Ruth has been an invaluable volunteer supporting Human Resources (HR) and Administrative team members at Rise Spring Lake Park for the past six months.

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Music Man John Thorp offers great tunes for fun times

By Caitlin Maly, Rise intern
With a passion for both spending time with people who have disabilities and playing music, Rise volunteer and former van driver, John Thorp thoroughly enjoys hosting dancing and social events throughout the Twin Cities area.
He describes himself as “a big volunteer guy!” and has

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Volunteer Haley Bremer offers yoga classes

With New Age music playing softly in the background, “yogis” Rachel (shown here) and Andrea joined Volunteer Haley Bremer for an hourlong yoga class. Using a soothing voice, Haley led the two women through stretches and poses specifically adapted to meet their individual needs and physical capabilities.
“It’s nice to

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Bev Wolters thrives on the variety of volunteering projects

“I think variety is the spice of life for volunteering,” said Bev Wolters. “I really enjoy doing so many different kinds of things with different people and at different locations.”
Bev discovered a list of volunteer opportunities with Rise online in October 2016 and met with Volunteer Coordinator Zoe Leonard-Monrad

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Volunteer Kay Rosenthal assists people explore their creative sides

It all started with a “guest” presentation that she made with her friend and veteran Rise volunteer, Mary Jellison, to a group served in Rise’s Adult Day Program (ADP) back in April 2017. Kay Rosenthal demonstrated spinning natural fibers on her spinning wheel and they were an enthusiastic audience. Just

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Volunteer Mike Brisky carries on his father’s legacy in service

From the sound of the cheers when he walked in the door at Rise’s Adult Day Program at the Emma B. Howe Northtown YMCA in Coon Rapids, you’d think a rock star had just arrived. Well, you’d be close – it’s Volunteer Mike Brisky who has come to spend time

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Volunteer Lauren Kozlak helps people ‘dress for success’

With a keen eye for fashion, Lauren Kozlak enjoys helping others dress comfortably and look good. She volunteers one morning a week at Rise, primarily working in Michael’s Closet as well as helping out with other special projects when needed.
“I like meeting with people one-on-one to find out a

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Volunteer Liam Moran lends his expertise to assist people better understand critical financial issues

On just their third meeting with volunteer Liam Moran, the trio was on a mission in a local Target store to learn more about making good purchasing decisions within their budgets. You could call this session, Real Life Spending 101. As they moved through

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Volunteers Marcia Bell and Amber are day-brighteners for people Rise serves

When Marcia Bell snaps on the special blue leash around Amber’s neck, the energetic, playful English shepherd quickly transitions into her calmer, mellower personality. Amber knows it’s time to “go to work” as a therapy dog.
For the past eight months, Marcia and Amber have gone to Rise’s Data Ability

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Volunteer Katie Dennis enjoys helping people with fun, creative art projects

Every other Monday at Rise’s Creative Partnerships South facility in Bloomington is extra special for the men and women who participate in Art Speaks because Volunteer Katie Dennis is on hand to assist them with their work.
Katie is a senior financial analyst for Allianz Life in Golden Valley, responsible

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Volunteer Jenny Poyorena finds many different ways to support Rise

Jenny Poyorena is an enthusiastic volunteer who is generous with her time and talents, Over the past few years, she has supported Rise in several different ways.
Jenny is the controller for American Converters, Inc. (Amcon) in Fridley which produces custom foam fabricating products for customers nationwide. People from Rise are well-integrated into Amcon’s

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