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Caritas celebrates fifth anniversary

June 23, 2020

Caritas of Eagle River celebrated five years of service to the community on June 17. 

“Caritas” is Latin for “loving kindness and charity.” Caritas of Eagle River, generally, opens its doors on Wednesdays at Saint Francis Church in Eagle River. The hours of service are 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

During the pandemic, Caritas volunteers are returning telephone calls from clients during these hours. Caritas’ telephone number is, 715-480-5683. Caritas can help with bills, medical expenses, lodging, health care, car repairs, etc. Caritas, also, has a stable of local vendors who offer discounts on goods and services to clients. Caritas can give up to $50 a month, up to four times annually. Additionally, Caritas has a small pantry. During the pandemic, bags of food, cleaning supplies, and paper products can be picked up from Saint Claire’s Chapel, with an entrance on Spruce Street, which is open 24/7.  

Caritas of Eagle River offers assistance navigating the maze of the many services available to the needy in Vilas and Oneida counties. 

Caritas of Eagle River is sponsored by several of the churches in The Vacationland Ministerial Association; Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, ELCA, First Congregational United Church of Christ, and Saint Francis Episcopal Church, all in Eagle River; Faith Lutheran Church, ELCA, in Three Lakes; Pioneer Lake Lutheran Church in Conover; and Shepherd of the Lakes Lutheran Church in Sayner.  

Those interested in helping can call Janon at 715-479-9525.

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