HABITAT FOR HUMANITY INTERNATIONAL INC

Rating: 5 stars   8 reviews

Issues: Homeless & Housing

Location: 7600 Fulton Dr Nw % Mike Draime Massillon OH 44646 USA

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Rating: 5 stars  

Decent, affordable housing...a hand up, not a hand-out...

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?

2011

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have had the opportunity to volunteer with HFH Stark/ Carrol Counties, Ohio since retirement in 2007. In addition to meeting and working with outstanding Christian gentlemen on work sites I have been able to give of my time to a most worthy cause that benefits our communities. This organization is truly Gods work in action. I have seen first hand the real need of people for affordable housing. The HFH ministry allows average men and women act as disciples to the less fortunate right here in our own area.

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

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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Rating: 5 stars  

I RETIRED IN 2007 AFTER BEING IN THE WORKFORCE FOR 44 YEARS AND NEVER BEING LAIDED OFF 1 DAY. I WANTED WAYS TO GIVE BACK AFTER GOD HAD BEEN SO GOOD TO ME.MY WIFE SAID "WHY NOT GIVE YOUR TIME TO HABITAT FOR HUMANITY?" THE MORE I THOUGHT ABOUT IT, I DECIDED IT MIGHT BE A GOOD FIT FOR ME. THE GROUP OF PEOPLE I MET AND WORKED WITH WERE CARING, AND LOVING PEOPLE WHO WANTED TO DO SOMETHING BIGGER THAN THEMSELVES. THEY USED THEIR GOD GIVEN SKILLS TO HELP THOSE WHO NEEDED AFFORDABLE HOUSING. WHAT AND OPPORTUNITY! THE BEST PART WAS THAT I HAD A CHANCE TO SHARE MY FAITH AND WITNESS TO OTHERS IN A REAL AND DEFINED WAY. I HAVE MET GREAT PEOPLE, SHARED HARD WORK, LEARNED HOW TO DEVELOP NEW SKILLS, AND SHARE REAL LIFE EXPERIENCES. IT HAS BEEN A JOY.

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?

2011

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Rating: 5 stars  

Habitat for Humanity is truly a social justice ministry. Almost all partner families I have worked with are"working poor", families in need of decent housing who were previously exiled to substandard housing, often in areas where gangs, drugs and prostitution kept the children isolated for their own safety. The partner families have often taken on the care of children of their weaker siblings. Many times the partner families have handicapped children to care for. Somehow they manage these circumstances and still find the time to put in hundreds of sweat equity hours, honoring their commitment to Habitat and to their children. And with the equity they build in their homes, they often manage to provide a better start for their children than they had themselves.

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

Working under the tutelage and guidance go a first rate construction manager, receiving timely and thoughtful support from the warehouse manager and construction staff, utilizing a well-developed manual of construction standards and instructions that ensure uniformity and quality of construction, working with and hearing the stories of a deserving partner family, and working together with a well-organized staff of volunteers from Timken to put the partner family in their new home on schedule.

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

No changes. See below.

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?

Nothing - I have worked with a number of Habitat affiliates, and this one is the best-run, and most cost-effective

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

The effect is both practical (new skills, application of existing skills where they are needed) and profound (working with people who value the same things, and often believe the same things).

How did this volunteer experience make you feel?

Fulfilled. Valued.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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Rating: 5 stars  

Habitat for Humanity is a great organization that changes the lifes of the partner families, volunteers, and the entire community. It is amazing what a group of people, a few tools, and a load of lumber can turn into.

I am honored to be a volunteer with Habitat for Humanity since 1998 as an undergraduate at Walsh University (N. Canton, Ohio) and continue to work with the Univeristy and Habitat for Humanity to provide the same life changing experiences to the current students.

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

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Stark and Carroll Counties

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

Can't say I would change anything as Habitat for Humanity is an effecient and effective organization.

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?

None

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

My volunteer experience had a huge effect on me. It has provided friendships with partner families, volunteers, and staff, developed leadership and teammwork skills, further develop construction skills and ultimately how 1 person working on house can change lifes.

How did this volunteer experience make you feel?

Rewarded to see the partner families enjoyment in turning over their first mortgage payment for the keys but aware there is more work to be done.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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Rating: 5 stars  

I've been a volunteer since 2001. It continues to be a blessing in my life. We build homes for the working poor in parts of our community I did not even know existed. This experience has raised my awareness of the needs of the less fortunate in our community and has given me the opportunity to reach out to help them in a very tangible way. Through the efforts of this Christian non-profit organization we are changing our neighborhoods in a positive way, while offering famiies the chance ot own thier own homes, while thus breaking the cycle of poverty.

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

Canton (Stark County) Ohio

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

It is well managed with great staff. More effort to provide continuing support to home owners would be helpful.

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?

2011

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

Its great as is. The management/staff team makes the volunteers feel valued.

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

I learned many contstruction skills and have enjoyed working with a dedicated group of men and women with exemplary moral values.

How did this volunteer experience make you feel?

That I've been given a chance to give back to the community for all the good fortune I've had. It's a chance to be God's hands in our community.

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Rating: 5 stars  

The work of Habitat is rewarding not only for the eventual homeowners, but for the volunteers and site supervisors as well. Working on these houses is truly a labor of love for most of us and our lives would be significantly reduced if we were not involved with Habitat.

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

Truly making a difference in the lives of those who end up owning the houses. For many families, this is the FIRST house anyone in their family has EVER owned. It is really empowering!

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

Not many - the organization is very efficient and goes through great lengths to make sure the volunteers have a good experience.

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?

2011

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

Build more houses!

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

I have always been a "hands on" kind of guy, and having the opportunity to actually physically build houses is really satisfying. I have also met and become friends with some of the finest people and truly count myself blessed because of that.

How did this volunteer experience make you feel?

Wonderful!!

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Rating: 5 stars  

An Interfaith group comprising of several religions and denominations volunteered to build a single family home for a single mother and had a very enjoyable and satisfactory experience culminating in handing over the keys to house to this young mother.

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

Organizing and scheduling the whole built.

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

try to recruit more volunteers to participate.

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