A movement to use local churches to improve health care is expanding its efforts in Wilkes. FaithHealthNC is currently recruiting volunteers from local congregations to provide comfort and practical help to people grappling with illness. Pastor Nelson Granade of the North Wilkesboro First Baptist Church explains: AIR About two dozen local residents are already trained as caregivers. Organizers hope to double that number this fall. Free, five-session caregiver training will be offered Thursdays, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., starting October 2nd at the Brushy Mountain Baptist Association office in Wilkesboro. Training will also be offered Tuesdays, 10 a.m. to noon, starting October 7th at Wilkesboro United Methodist Church. Participants will learn about compassionate caregiving, community resources, patient privacy, and the limits and boundaries of the caregiver role. To register or to find out more about FaithHealthNC here in Wilkes, call 838-5197.