BROOKINGS-HARBOR RED SHIRTS

Rating: 4.43 stars   7 reviews

Issues: Human Services

Location: 17247 Lumberview Rd % Frank Muller Brookings OR 97415 USA

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Rating: 5 stars  

The Brookings-Harbor Redshirts have sucessfully completed their mission for the past 5 years and now are in our 6th year of supporting our troops. We have sent a total of 5,230 care packages to our military serving in Iraq and Afghanistan. This year we are hold another 9/11 memorial in Brookings Oregon at Azalea park. This is the 10th anniversary of the September 11th terror attacks, and we will be having a memorial and a candle light vigil. We'll have speakers and music and give away the big raffle prizes for this year at the event. The community and visitors are invited, just bring a lawn chair to the park. Let's remember our fallen brethern together and have a moment of silence for them. Sept 11, 2011 at 4 pm in Brookings Oregon.

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

Beside the wonderful speakers, a lot of the community is out helping and remembering 9/11. It's a very patriotic event, so wear red, white and blue or someting that's patriotic. The event goes from 4 pm to 7 pm. Food and raffle tickets available.

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

Try to get them more funding so they could do even more for our troops and our community. They are involved with all the schools in town, the students write many letters to the soldiers, and many get responses back. It's a great feeling that's exchanged.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

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

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

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

The experience is really great as it is, but it would be nice to help mentor newer members and get the accustomed to doing the things they way we have learned works best.

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

My volunteer experience has given me a better ability to speak to groups of people, classes or crowds. As far as friends go, when you're in this together doing something from the heart such as supporting the troops, you learn new thing every day, and also make close friends.

How did this volunteer experience make you feel?

Fufilled, Kind of like paying it forward, but the rewards are really instantaneous, because your packing all these items, then taking them to the post office and actually mailing them to men and women in the armed forces, and in many cases, mailing them to hospitals and Combat Support Hospitals where they have a number of wounded warriors we like to take care of.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

The Brookings-Harbor Redshirts have sent over 4,900 care packages to our troops in Iraq and Afghanistan during the past 4 years. They have received hundreds of letters and emails of thanks from the troops, and in many instances, the troops have flown American flags during their deployment and sent them to the Redshirts. There are always those who try to undermine a honorable mission, they only have their own selfish interests in mind. This group is A1 in all respects and has open books for all to see with the IRS. God bless our troops.

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

Serving as a volunteer and President for the past 3 years and receiving many letters of thanks to the Redshirts from our troops. Check our our website.

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

They truly are dedicated to their mission of supporting our troops.

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

Of the hightest moral standard.

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

Send many more care packages to our military sons and daughters serving in harm's way.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-7-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

I AM PROUD TO BE AN ACTIVE MEMBER OF THE B/H REDSHIRTS.
I HAVE PERSONALLY RECEIVED SEVERAL LETTERS OF GRATITUDE FROM OUR TROOPS IN IRAQ. WE MAIL PACKAGES EACH FRIDAY
NO MEMBER IS PAID, ALL VOLUNTEERS. ALL MONEY DONATED
IS USED TO BUY ITEMS THAT THE TROOPS HAVE REQUESTED.
SEVERAL LOCAL BUSINESS MANAGERS/OWNERS DONATE AND, OR
GIVE CUTRATE PRICES FOR THE ITEMS WE SEND. WE ARE A FEDERAL & OREGON STATE NON PROFIT ORG.
CHECK OUT WWW.BROOKINGS-HARBOR REDSHIRTS.ORG

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

RECEIVED THANK YOU LETTERS FROM OUR TROOPS

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

GET MORE VOLUNTEERS

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5 people found this review helpful

The Brookings-Harbor Red Shirts are one of ye most gratifying organization I have ever belonged to. It is ran with honesty and integrity. We have accomplished a lot in 4 years and are very proud of whaat we do. We have shipped alsmost 5,0000 packages of snacks, and hygiene items. We also send them special requests. We are know working on gettin 12 portable DVD players and dvds' for the hospital at Camp Dwyer, Afghanistan for our wounded warriors, 5 gallon buckets they use for chains, tables, and storage. Along with that we are making 8-1/2" X 11" cloth crosses for the wounded soldiers to take home when they leave.This was requested by the hes the chaplain. This is a wonderful group that soes ever ything they can to continue to support our troops, "Until they All Come Home"

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

the letters, pictures & flags we receive back from our soldiers.When we receive $1000.00 in a day in donations, and especially when a returning soldier comes to visit us.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-7-01

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2 people found this review helpful

I was shocked to see this post by amy24, in 5 years she is the only voluntier to ask to be paid. When we refused she she went out of her way to spread lies and try to discredit us. We are a legal state and federal non-profit and all of our tax records are on file. Since moving out of a bar inviroment this group has grown in both quantity and quality of its voluntier force.

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

The many letters we received from the troops is our reward.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-7-01

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2 people found this review helpful

Over the past few years BHRS (Brookings-Harbor Red Shirts) have taken donations to buy and send packages to our troops in harms way. No member or board member receives any salary nor compensation for telephone calls, milage, etc. Nearly a year ago it was decided to move our meetings to a non-bar atmosphere. This caused a break up and started what appears to be a campaign of half-truths and out and out lies. One reviewer (amy24) has made many accusations not based on the facts.

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

The results of our efforts can be seeen by the many thank you letters, emails, and visits from our troops.

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

Working with other members and seeing how greatful the troops are for the packages we send them.

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

Great.

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

Purchase even more items to send to our troops, especially the wounded.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-7-01

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Rating: 1 stars  

8 people found this review helpful

I donated money to them. I still don't know how they got a 501 c 3 in 3 weeks They made promises that they did not keep. They broke off with half the membership and took the money. I do not trust them

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

The end of last year when they broke up. Very upsetting and many problems with the organization

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

nothing, they are not trusted with me anymore

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

none

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

the ones that stayed are great, the ones that left?????????????

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

who knows what they would do

Ways to make it better...

honesty

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

Honesty

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

I would never donate to them

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-9-01

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