FRIENDS OF THE ELDERLY

Rating: 4.8 stars   5 reviews

Issues: Human Services

Location: P.O. Box 10007 Virginia Beach VA 23450 USA

Mission: FOTE Outreach & Community Services Program's objective is to bring lower~income famlies, and individuals to a point of self~sufficiency. We will assist our licients and progam particpants by servicing their physical, mental health, employment, educational, vocational, social and spiritual needs. We will teach them how to empow themselves by giving them the tools necessary to become self~sufficient and to be prepared to accept the responsibility of independent living. We will help our clients find the assistance that they need to build a stable living environment for a brighter tomorrow.
Results: In the FY2012 our foundation help assist the needs of over 120 families in need; assisted 4 families complete our foundation's budgeting class; assisted over 150 children for the Christmas holiday.
Target demographics: familes & individuals in need
Direct beneficiaries per year: 93 families, 142 individuals (including children 18 & under
Geographic areas served: Hampton Roads, VA
Programs: Food Pantry & Clothing Closet~ Designed to help with emergency food, household staples, and clothing. Referral Resources~ distributes needed information to those clients in need of additional resources. KIDS 1st Program~ designed to help children in need. Back to school back pack distribution, Secret Santa Holiday Campaign, Movie Nights, and other variety of kid friendly programs are incorporated including tutorial programs.
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Rating: 5 stars  

I recently experience a situation that led to me becoming homeless. Even though they didn't have accomodations for me; they contacted local resources for me and helped me obtain entry into a local shelter program. Additionally they are continuing to work with me to locate affordable housing and assistance with applications to additional resources and services. They are dedicated to help those in need.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I helped with the Thanksgiving deliveries to the Outreach clientele for Friends of the Elderly. The joy that I saw on their faces was priceless. I feel that the food that was provided to each family was needed and appreciated and brought much joy. The hard work that was given by the foundation and the many supporters of their holiday food program was truely inspirational and is a needed component to the program as there are many families who are in need. The staff went above and beyond any expectations that the families may have had. I personally helped deliver food baskets to over 25 families right here in the Hampton Road community.

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: 4 stars  

Things were really hard for me this Thanksgiving. My husband had lost his job and really were in a financial bid. It is simply amazing how something like a little Thanksgiving cheer can do wonders to lift our spirits. We were grateful for the food basket that we received from them. Our family sincerely appreciates the kindness and generousity that was shown to our family.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

A lot

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

I RECEIVED A THANKSGIVING BASKET LAST YEAR. EVEN THOUGH I MOVED,THEY FOUND ME AND GAVE ME A BASKET THIS YEAR!! THANK YOU GRADY AND MRS. CLEO FOR ALL YOU DO FOR THE COMMUNITY!!!

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

DO NOTHING! THEY ARE AWESOME!!

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

A lot

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

Ms Cleo Rush is a great organization, here's my story, almost twenty years ago, being a single parent, i became disabled on my job, my 2 children were taken by defacs and were placed in foster care i was very depressed at that time, someone told me go see Ms Rush, through Mrs. Rush's organization and her family and staff, i was given affordable housing and counseling and through the power of our Creator, my children were returned to me in 30 days!!!!!!! A Miracle! yes a Miracle! through the next ten years my children and i prospered immensly!! FOTE, is a Great nonprofit organization, they have Great staff and a Great leader in Ms RUSH! anyone that wants to see Miracles happen to transform your family, go see Ms Rush and FOTE Please donate to this great organization, and see Miracles! transformed, thank God for giving Ms Rush the gifts that she shares! all i can say is thank you!! your adopted son James Harvey

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

give as much as i could

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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