Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association
Rating: 5 stars 1 review
Issues: Health, Cancer
Location: 321 Norristown Rd Ste 260 Ambler PA 19002 USA
The mission of The ALS Association, Greater Philadelphia Chapter, is to lead the fight to treat and cure ALS through global research and nationwide advocacy while also empowering people with Lou Gehrig's Disease and their families to live fuller lives by providing them with compassionate care and support.
Programs: We provide the following for people with ALS and their families through our Lea R. Powell Patient Services Program: Resource Groups that meet monthly Educational In-Service Programs for health care professionals Home Visits Wheelchair-accessible van transportation to take patients to clinic appointments The ALS Association Certified Center at the Penn Comprehensive Neuroscience Center at Pennsylvania Hospital The ALS Association Certified Center at The Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center The ALS Association Center at Geisinger Medical Center The ALS Association Center at Lehigh Valley Hospital Marjorie Shimer Durable Medical Equipment Loan Program Scott A. Mackler, M.D., Ph.D. Assistive Technology Program Cox Family Fund for Accessibility Howard I. Abrams In-Home Care Program Respite Care Program Visiting Volunteer Program Educational and Recreational Programs for patients and their families
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The ALS Association has been a wonderful place to volunteer. Through working in the office collating mailings all the way to doing Autograph Parties and Walks, it has given me the opportunity to help those in need while at the same time bringing my family closer together. I have had some wonderful times with my son and daughter, working and laughing, and just having a good time. It gave us the time to work together to help others, and gave my children a sense of community. The staff at the Philadelphia Chapter is second to none. They're a wonderful 'family', and the most kind hearted souls I've ever met. If you have the opportunity to volunteer, please do so. It's one of the most rewarding experiences you'll ever have. Once you've worked with the staff at the Philly Chapter, guaranteed you'll be with them for life. I am.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
the relief and contentment that the patients have when they know there's someone there to help them. Whether through the clinic, the loan closet, or a friendly ear, the Philly Chapter of the ALS is there for their patients 100%.
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
add expansion offices in Southern NJ and NE PA, in order to be closer to some of their patients.
What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...
Everyone at the chapter is dedicated and kind. They would all like to work themselves out of a job by doing their part to cure ALS.
The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...
Fantastic!!! Everyone is hard working, dedicated, and fun to be with.
If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...
provide even better patient care, more awareness, and assistance in research for a cure.
Ways to make it better...
I would like to have more opportunities to volunteer with the chapter; however, I live in northeast PA, and it is quite a distance from the chapter home in Ambler.
In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...
The current economic situation when it comes to businesses. They need to get more sponsorships for their fundraisers.
One thing I'd also say is that...
It's a wonderful place to volunteer. Once your work with this group of people, you'll be a volunteer for life. They really touch your soul.
How frequently have you been involved with the organization?
About every six months
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