HOPE Ministry of Pointe Coupee, Inc.
Rating: 5 stars 1 review
Issues: Homeless & Housing, Human Services
Location: 104 West End Dr New Roads LA 70760 USA
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I have volunteered and been a donor with HOPE for several years. I am amazed at what is accomplished with the limited amount of funds they receive. Pointe Coupee is a very poor Parish and HOPE tries to meet as many of those needs through grants, donations and help from local churches. I began working with HOPE as a volunteer following a change in leadership at HOPE. I wanted to be sure that we (myself and my church) were being good stewards of our money and felt I could only do this by being involved.. I have worked the food pantry, uniforms for kids, prom dresses of HOPE, a homeless shelter and anywhere asked as I believe the current leadership has a heart for those less fortunate and often spend their personal money to be sure no one is left on the street on a cold night. Sure, HOPE has situations from time to time ... all companies and organizations do. What I have observed is a commitment to make necessary changes and a desire to stay in compliance with the multitude of agencies they work with. This was my first hands on experience with a non-profit, I had always just sent a check. It is very different when you are involved and see what goes on.
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I would find a way to let people who were donors in the past see what new leadership has done in the past few years. It is difficult to overcome rumors which may or may not have been true. I would try to find a way to increase the volunteer numbers so that more people can see, feel and touch what it takes to run this type organization.
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