Noah's Wish, Inc.

Rating: 2.57 stars   7 reviews

Issues: Animals, Disaster Aid

Location: PO Box 4288 El Dorado Hills CA 95762 USA

Mission: The singular mission of Noah''s Wish is to save the lives of animals during disasters with our rescue and recovery services and to mitigate the impact of disasters on animals through our educational outreach programs.
Programs: In-Field Training Program - Designed to educate disaster response groups on all aspects of disaster preparedness and resonse activities for animals. Partnership Program - Development of collaborative relationships for assistance with all aspects of disaster responses. Disaster Response - The search, rescue and sheltering of animals impacted by disasters.

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Rating: 5 stars  

First of all what an idiot the anonymous sender of the comment dated August 2013 is. Have you heard of spell check? Its hard to take you serious with the outrageous spelling errors you made. Noah's Wish is a legitimate (sp) organization and individuals who get terminated for bad decisions and poor judgement while in the field should move on. Defamation of character is a crime. Sorry to inform you that the sexual harassment allegations were found to be false and dismissed in a court of law. Again idiot get your facts straight before making false and dishonest accusations against this organization. Disgruntled ex employees should accept the fact they were dismissed for not following the organizations strict rules and breaking the law while in the field witnessed by clients. Sexual harassment what a joke and the court of law felt the same way. Idiots nothing more than mad lonely broads with nothing better to do than type crap about a place that provides excellent services. Spell check idiot.

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

Screen employees better and check for mental illness prior to hiring.

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?

2014

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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 1 stars  

This is not a ligament organization Facts They received over six million dollars to shelter animals in hurricane Katrina They spent 2 million on new trucks and trailers and a building for there board member spent 3 months in a make shift kennel then took rest of the money and ran scatting people's animals across the country..Fact The Attorney General Took what was left of the donated money back and gave it back to Louisiana. fact they don't spend money on there mission and don't respond to disasters Most donated money goes to pay and over price over rated CEO who has no experience in this field. Fact all of the trained coordinator's disassociated them self's with the organization. Fact they former chair board is being sued for sexual harassment. Your money will go in they pockets and for legal fees.

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

Shut them down

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Badly

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

None

Will you recommend this organization to others?

No

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 1 stars  

3 people found this review helpful

I truly regret supporting this organization with my time and a significant amount of money. (2005 - 2012)
Beyond the post-Katrina matter of 2005, five years later, (2012) the Noah's Wish Board of Directors and the Chief Operating Officer continued to engage in practices I found to be of great concern. I do not believe I was alone in this observation, and was not suprised when many highly experienced Disaster Coordinators, after many years of volunteer service, quickly ended their affiliation with Noah's Wish or that Noah's Wish did not respond AT ALL to most of the major disasters of 2012.
On multiple occasions, I attempted to offer continued financial support and report problems to Noah's Wish via the Chief Operating Officer as well as the Board of Directors and was treated in a dismissive and cursory manner.
Also, don't look to Facebook to see if there is any negative remark or criticism of Noah's Wish. I was blocked from the Noah's Wish Facebook Page for asking questions of their practices.

Was your donation impactful?

Unsure

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

No

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

No

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 1 stars  

Noah's Wish seems to be completely inactive so far - no scheduled trainings for 2013 and no disaster response thus far. I would donate else where.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

No

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

A little

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Somewhat badly

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

No

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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1 previous review
Rating: 1 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

Noah's Wish had many trouble in 2005 due to Board inadequacies mostly - they allowed their Director to pilfer funds and claimed they had no idea it was going on...but if they did their job they would have known. The Director was mildly punished but the BoD should have been as well. 2 of the original Board members of that time still remain on the board today and that is just ludicrous! They have lost and/or fired good key people in the last 12 months that have kept the organization going - certainly with no help from the Board. The B0D is narrowing their focus tremendously as they continue to dupe more unsuspecting volunteers who continue to take the volunteer training...really very wrong. Noah's Wish does not respond to any disasters that take longer than a "day trip" drive to get to - or takes more than a single phone call to get invited in. The ydo not spend designated funds whre hey need to be used to up hold their mission. Currently the organization support 2 Board members who have harassed the volunteers or show up to meeting/disasters under the influence.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

No

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?

Okay

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

No

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Review from Guidestar
Rating: 5 stars  

A great animal support organization. They put on free training seminars in Los Angeles this year that really helps you prepare for and save your animals during disasters.

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?

2012

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Rating: 4 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

This charity is perfectly legit - the previous review was written by a disgruntled person that was let go from the organization for causing strife among the volunteers. This is her petty way of "getting even".

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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