EDGE OUTREACH INC

Rating: 5 stars   11 reviews

Issues: Children & Youth, Disaster Aid, Health

Location: 1500 Arlington Ave. Louisville KY 40206 USA

Mission: 'Empowering ordinary people to provide clean, safe water around the world.'
Geographic areas served: Africa, Asia, Caribbean, Central America, South America, North America
Programs: $3000 Water Treatment Solution for villages of 3,0000-5,0000 people. EDGE works with the village to design a mini-water treatment plant to meet the village needs, and trains village designated water specialists to operate and maintain the system.

2011 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars  

I have been affiliated with EDGE for about 4 years now, and in all the time I have spent with non-profit organizations, never have I found one that does so much with so little. EDGE has assembled an incredibly caring, compassionate, and cause-driven group of employees and volunteers. Please support them as there are so many people dying from bad water. Thank you...

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

Haiti after the January 2010 earthquake. We installed several water treatment plants to assist both the Haitian victims and the aid organizations that were there to help them.

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

Find more financial support for them. It's amazing that people will give to save a stray dog that falls into a well, but yet look the other way as millions of children die each year because they are drinking bad water.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Edge is an absolutely amazing organization. I personally when with a group to Costa Rica, before the trip we had a day of water, health and culture training to go through as well as discussing what to pack. THey were extremely helpful and just about everything we learned that day came in handy. The schedule of the trip in Costa Rica ran extremely smoothly, we got a lot done, connected with the communities and we were safe at all times. Edge is a remarkable nonprofit.

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

Costa Rica- installed 2 water systems, eye glass clinics and health education

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

I wouldn’t.

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

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

absolutely life changing.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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Rating: 5 stars  

I was first touched by Edge Outreach in 2007 when I attended a water training session. I immediatly saw the possibilities to help those in the world who did not have access to clean water and were suffering from water borne diseases. Our church planned and trained a group of (50) prople in Southern California and equipped them for (2) Water Outreach trips to Costa Rica led by Edge and another to Nicaragua where we installed a water purification system for approximately 2500-3000 people.

Edge is a wonderful organization that is very helpful with many experts from pump repair to community assessment, to hygiene, or any aspect of water purification and treatment. Their ministry is to make this a better world through the gift of clean water.

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

Seeing sick people receive the gift of clean water, teach them about hygiene and witness the difference in their health.

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

Become more involved and closer with them.

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Rating: 5 stars  

My first mission trip was with EDGE and I didnt know what to expect. It was such a fun, positive expirience and a great way to help others. After my first mission trip with EDGE i did another and had a great time again! I havnt been able to volunteer for edge in two years, but ill do other missions until i can work with EDGE again.

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

In Kentucky and Indiana

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

Not.

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?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

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

Because of my time spent volunteering with EDGE, I've decided to countinue doing mission trips as long as im physically able to. Iv learned to step outside of my comfort zone regualrly so I can go wherever God sends me.

How did this volunteer experience make you feel?

At first it just made me feel better about myself, but by the end of my expirience I felt closer to God.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have found these folks to be the most singularly focused, most genuine group of people I have run into in my lifetime.

The passion with which they embrace bringing clean water to all parts of the world (Haiti, Costa Rica, India, many Arab countries, Africa, and South America via the USS Comfort navy ship) is unsurpassed.

While they desire to show God's love as a Christan group, they are in no way "stingy" with their resources and restrict their activities only to Christian groups. On the contrary, they are eager to show Christian love to groups of other faith backgrounds and have worked hand in hand with Muslim groups in Pakistan and elsewhere to meet the needs of all peoples, without respect to their faith traditions. To paraphrase thier mission ... "It is hard to evangelize to people's soul when they are dying daily due to the diseases carried in dirty water"

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

By interacting directly with people with whom Edge Outreach has brought clean water to and seeing the difference it makes in their lives and communities.

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

Do whatever I can to provide additional funds and public awareness of their mission.

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Rating: 5 stars  

For me the work should be judged by the passion of its people! We've had the honor to work along side EDGE over the past few month's and I have yet to find any group as excited and driven as the EDGE team members! Each person their desire and hope for helping others is incredible! From shoe drives to water purification it is unbelievable!

You want candid? I believe that this organization will in its lifetime eradicate water issues globally.

Drive by their warehouse and ask for a tour, it'll change your life!

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

From day to day operations, to its global presence.

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

Provide them all the help they need.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Community support and outreach, from Louisville to Haiti. I am happy to support a group of well-qualified and passionate people reach out into communities worldwide and bring influential change. Their Facebook page promotes people's involvement and acts as a message board of what can be done: clothing, funds, water...EDGE Outreach is of the most qualified stock and and professionalism and an incredible cause!

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

n/a

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

Play exponentially more David Bowie and bake things for the volunteers. Hey, a dance party and some baklava never did anything destructive for those donating their time.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Likely

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

A lot

How did you learn about this organization?

Lacey Guthrie

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Rating: 5 stars  

You will not find a more responsible, innovative, dedicated, caring and effective team than those leading and working the EDGE mission. The focus of the organization is clear and the execution of their work is truly exceptional. EDGE is the standard for getting the best possible results with precious and limited resources.

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

I have personally witnessed the impact of EDGE's work in a variety of initiatives including aid to Haiti, several Caribbean missions and the innovative approach to education techniques to sustain and grow EDGE investment in time and resources.

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

Duplicate or replicate the wonderful staff and volunteers to extend their reach!

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Rating: 5 stars  

EDGE OUTREACH has given my family and I tremendous opportunities to serve others with a love for Christ in a variety of ways. They always challenge me to look at our neighbors with compassion. They have given my children and I the tools and encouragement to go out in this world and know we can make a difference.

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

Mainly through the stretching of my own faith. Too many times I have seen this organization accomplish great things that I never would have dared to try. They have helped me raise 3 wonderful children to be strong servants to our world and to our Lord Jesus Christ.

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

Somehow grow the staff so they are not all stretched so thin.... However I know that takes more income.

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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

Edge outreach is awesome! I watched it blossom from a dream, to an a mere idea, to a reality! The guy that runs this organization is cooler than he knows! He has meant so much to me from a very young age! I would trust him with my life, my kids, and my everything! I only wish I had the chance to still know him! If you ever have the chance to be a part of this very cool organization, consider yourself blessed and forever changed! Five hundred stars!

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

I went to Romania with this organization and it changed me forever!

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

Spend more time with mark Hogg, the man in charge! He is remarkable!

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