FRIENDS IN SONOMA HELPING

Rating: 5 stars   3 reviews

Issues: Disaster Aid, Food, Homeless & Housing, Human Services

Location: PO Box 507 18330 Hwy 12 Sonoma CA 95476 USA

Mission: Food, Clothing, rental assistance, ride finders, utilities help, Christmas Basket project, and more. Distributor of funds from the San Francisco Chronicle's Season of Sharing. Project HOPE for home bound, and more.

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Rating: 5 stars  

FISH has been quietly and consistently offering food, clothing, transportation and emergency help in Sonoma for more than 40 years. FISH is 100% volunteer operated and funded by donations. What is special about FISH is its collective spirit of neighbors helping each other and that volunteers and clients can participate in an exchange of gifts.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Likely

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

Some

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

A long story in a short review, how I came to be involved. Working in Napa Valley in 1973, getting off at 11:pm driving home to Sonoma Valley, stopping at a Donuts factory to visit a friend. They toss away imperfect foods in a trash can, Ho what a waste it was. Saving the food for needy people and places became a duty. Every night stealing it before the trash can could get it, even on my days off a habit my fix. When the owners found out they jumped in and gave there blessings. Food to the poor and FISH was one charity helping to give it away. FISH provided under its umbrella of liability coverage for my service. When the donuts factory move away to another town Salvation Army took over the service. I took on others services with FISH, anything needed to be done. Seems like more then 40 years now that I've been blessed with and by my friends in service helping, all who need. I've received more then I've given and can only give thanks, to the God Of All Names for being a part of such a quality group. F.I.S.H. are everywhere in our world, you see them everyday, doing what needs being done, for the betterment of all life. Love one and another, do your best, make it a better world. Please, Only You Can

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

Spread its message and service to all live everywhere.

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

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

FISH is a unique organization because it consists of ALL volunteers,not a single salaried position! FISH provides food, rides, clothing and rental/utility assistance to the Sonoma Valley community. A single telephone call connects those in need with the resource. Staffed by 150 helpful volunteers, FISH provides, 3 days worth of food, rides to medical appointments, clothing, layettes and rental assistance to keep families from becoming homeless. Translation services are available .

Contributions to FISH translate into direct services. FISH receives good and domations from numerous stores and service clubs in Sonoma Valley.

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

Add solar to the building to reduce electrical cost to keep our freezers and refeigerators running.

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?

A lot

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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