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141 Leigh Ln Boone NC 28607 USA

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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 1 stars  

3 people found this review helpful

It is a shame and a sin how this man, Steven Reese, uses the poor children of Appalachia to solicit money from the public. He is nothing more than a smooth-talking charlatan who pays himself a big salary and does little to. Itching for the people he says his "ministry" serves. Do not send your money to these evil people.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

Press Release: 10/18/11
Shelter Rock Ministries of Boone, North Carolina, Steven Reese
Established in 2001, Shelter Rock has been ministering to the poor of the Appalachian Mountains for over a decade. Steven Reese of Shelter Rock utilizes a specific distribution tactic that allows hundreds of impoverished families to be served and ministered to at one time. This tactic is called the Day of Blessing Event. The Day of Blessing Event keeps a festival atmosphere with edifying activities to help the needy change the way they see themselves. Recipients are taught about the Love of Jesus, they are given an opportunity to accept Jesus as their Savior, and then their physical needs are met with a drive-through-style distribution.
After a successful decade of ministry—including over 100,000 families served, over 10,000 decisions for Christ and over 1,000 outreach events—Shelter Rock and Steven Reese continue to expand their efforts to the Native American Reservations of the Northwest. Locations such as Boulder, Colorado and the Wind River Reservation in Wyoming and other reservations surrounded by extreme poverty.
For example, Boulder, CO is a central location to over 100 Native American reservation. The Uprising of ministry on the reservations are directed toward isolated pockets of poverty. On these reservations, average annual incomes are as low as $5,000 per year.
This continued expansion is exponentially growing the outreach efforts of Shelter Rock and its partners.
Keywords: the uprising
Shelter Rock Ministries
Steven Reese
Boulder Colorado
Boulder, CO
Shelter Rock

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

 
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Rating: 1 stars  

6 people found this review helpful

Catherine Reese was good to me, a great friend, as long as i donated items, volunteered, spread the word about Shelter Rock and gave them money, but when i became very sick and couldn't do anything to benefit her, she wouldn't speak to me, when i called and begged for help. I started helping in 2002 until 2008. I have tried since 2009 to contact her and she is never there and i have been told two people that were always good to me, no longer worked there. What kind of a ministry turns its back on someone who helped them when they needed it and won't help me now that i desperately need it ?

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

A very negative way.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Help people that needed it, make sure the Reeses are there to help people when they call or come to seek help. I read where people have to make appointments now. Not keep the doors locked and let people come in to get help, that is what a ministry is all about. Not have hateful people answering the phone, people who could care less.

 
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2 people found this review helpful

I work there for a every long time Iseen a lot of thing my spelling is not that good .steve has a gril friend .and tack the money tohelp her His kids left becuse they seen him with her .there is so much going on there.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

bad thing

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

get red of the divel

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

3 people found this review helpful

I am a Eastern Shoshone on the Wind River Indian Reservation. These Reese people came to our reservation NOT to help the Native American people but to humiliate us. They told us they were here to help out the tribe not to USE us....I am very upset because they took footage of my 1 year old daughter and I did NOT sign any release forms for this. They also recorded audio of my voice telling them how it was living on the reservation. I also did not sign for that. They said they were here to help us not to use us as a way to get money. I speak for the tribe when i say this. THEY ARE NOT WELCOME BACK ON OUR RESERVATION!!!!!!! They are not good people they disrespected my family, my tribe and my church! This is not tolorated and will not be tolorated.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I had a bad experience with this organization. I do not want them back on the reservation.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Get rid of them. They are doing a wrong thing.

 
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3 people found this review helpful

I am a pastor's wife at a tiny Baptist Church/Center on the Wind River Indian Reservation. My husband and I have served the people of the Eastern Shoshone and Northern Araphoe tribes for over 16 years. Steve Reese showed up unannounced in our driveway one day this past fall asking us to work with him as he brought a truckload of food to our community. We were eager to do so as the food IS needed by many families here on the reservation. However, we have been sadly disappointed by the Reeses and Shelter Rock Ministries. -The Reeses refused to distribute the food equally between the two tribes on our reservation creating a great deal of animosity toward us personally and toward our church among the older members of one of the tribes on our joint reservation. -The Reeses spent no time doing on the actual work of the distribution themselves. When questioned about this Catherine Reese responded, "I was preparing food for the volunteers."...They did travel 15 miles to and from the nearest Pizza Hut to purchase pizza for 2 of the 5 meals needed to feed the volunteers, but I do not believe that she was employed by Pizza Hut at any time during the week! lol -The plan for distribution that the Reeses use involves a tremendous amount of unnecessary labor. Instead of rebagging the food in plastic sacks that tear, the food could easily be given away with 1 or 2 volunteers per item.....this would eliminate about 80% of the work required by the current plan. -Steve Reese originally promised our church a part of the food to be given away for our church pantry from which we provide 2 free meals a week in return for our participation in the project. However, no food was ever given to us and when we mentioned that we had given some food to a sister church/in-house-treatment ministry which sent volunteers twice to assist in the project Steve seemed very upset and demanded to how much and what we had given away. -The canned food was all dented and with no labels. Most of the rest of the food was somewhat to very far past the expiration dates. There were mouse droppings in the pallet of macaroni and almost half of the packages were crushed to where they were open and spilling out. -Steve told me that he had spent over $100,000 dollars on the food on the Saturday before it was given out. On the Sunday afternoon of the distribution Catherine told me that they had spent $5000 on the food. (I noticed a slight discrepancy between the 2 numbers!) Also several of the workers noticed company labels on the pallets specifying that it had been donated from the original company. -At the begining of the week that we were working with the Reeses and Shelter Rock Ministries, my husband was asked to take the Reeses around the community to some homes with children so that they could give the kids toys and the parents gift cards to Wal-Mart. The day for this activity was changed and I ended up going with them. We had come to understand that they wanted to use this as a photo-op for their fund raising. We were very uncomfortable with this but did contact 3 families giving them as clear an understanding of what was to take place as we knew...however, after getting a parent to sign a very indepth, extremely legalized consent form (of which no copy was given to the parent), I discovered that they were walking the children out of view of the parents if possible and filming a sponsorship plea. This was repeated at the givaway site without parental permission or oversight....I am furious!!!!!!!!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Fort Washakie, WY on the Wind River Indian Reservation.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

...remove the Reeses from leadership...ensure that no more children/families are exploited in the fund-raising of this charity scam...ensure that the food provided to needy families is safe for human consumption...ensure that local co-ordinators fully understand the size of the project....ensure that all Indian reservation churches are aware of the danger of such people!

Would you volunteer for this group again?

No

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A little

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Badly

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

No

What one change could this group make that would improve your volunteer experience?

Quit exploiting children and volunteers

Did your volunteer experience have an effect on you? (teaching you a new skill, or introducing new friends, etc.)

All the people who did the work had a great time together and were glad to be able to give away food for the holidays.....but I will NEVER work with a tv charity again!!!

How did this volunteer experience make you feel?

very used!

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I am a volunteer for shelter rock in beckley wv.and they are out for te children to let them know someone else does care my children and grandbabies love it.and momma kate is an angel we all love her and her family for what they are doing.in these time we need all the help we can get.sure they need some of the money for travel and getting everything they need to sing their sweet music that holds alot of meaning. mary milam beckley wva

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

when momma kate sang like an angel she brought tears from my eyes.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

i don't see where changes eed to be made.they don't have to travel all over but they know their are many many people in need.

 
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Rating: 1 stars  

3 people found this review helpful

My family was in their program,it was not long before me and my wife figured them out for what they were really up to,and thats using kids to get their money,sure the kids get some but they get the most,they being Steven and Catherine Reese.Look,they dont have to by anything,the food is donated,the clothes,the dental clinic,the volenteers....so they dont have to pay for those things.Now of course now that alot of money is coming in now they can afford to buy the kids some things and still have alot for themselves,slick aint they?They was nice to us until they knew we were on to them and then they tried to avoid us.I hope some day I can prove all this and shut them down,I want kids and families that need help to get it BUT I hate it when people like Steven and Catherine use people to make their money.I would love to be wrong but I'm afraid I'm not.PLEASE,beware of them.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Deceiving people

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Get honest people to run and own it

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

The free food they dont have to pay for

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

interesting

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

shut down but I'd say they would keep going for more money for themselves

Ways to make it better...

They were truthful

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

people like me that dont fall for their tricks

One thing I'd also say is that...

I WANT TO BRING THEM DOWN!!!!!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2006-1-01

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

9 people found this review helpful

Shelter Rock Ministries INC have helped my faimly I have 9 children when our home burnt down, we had nothing they have helped us get stuff and helped us regain our faith.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Helping people in need.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Do what they are doing

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

We get to eat supper every Tuesday night and my children get free violin lessons.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Very kind and understanding.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Help more people.

Ways to make it better...

I would change nothing

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

getting donations.

One thing I'd also say is that...

I love Shelter Rock.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-6-01

 
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