COMMUNITIES OF SHALOM INC

Rating: 4.78 stars   18 reviews

Issues: Education

Location: PO Box 414 Fairmont WV 26555 USA

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2011 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 4 stars  

Marion Shalom is a process in building in many ways. Marion Shalom is all-inclusive in its many objectives. We have wonderful planning retreats where all are heard. We have time of prayer and are deeply concerned over issues that affect many. Respect is also high on our list.

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

I see the challenges that those here experience and how lives have been changed by attending. I personally have grown sine my involvement in Shalom.

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

None.

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Rating: 5 stars  

This organization has played various roles in the community. From Building Bridges to Drug Awareness. It has the potential to impact many lives.

Community Awareness of hate crimes, tolerence, drug/alcohol issues, teens, peace,

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

I have had family members participate in Teen Court. I have attended several of the Building Bridges Conferences

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

A paid coordinator would be a great asset to this 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?

It would be wonderful if they had a paid coordinator

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

As someone that does not have very many friends to begin with, I have connected with people from all walks of life, and it has improved my self esteem tremdeously

How did this volunteer experience make you feel?

I felt wonderful and very much accepted by those involved or from those who have attended events sponsered by this organization.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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Rating: 5 stars  

My community is blessed to have an organization such as Communities of Shalom. Over my entire career, which includes several years as a Social Worker, Substance Abuse therapist, and Teacher, I have never before encountered an organization who so greatly embraces everyone. Communities of Shalom strives to bring people together from all walks of life to work on building a better community. They encourage citizens to get involved at a local level to create change and they provide opportunites for our community to learn and grow.

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

The acceptance I receive is warm and inviting.

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

not change a thing. I would only try to be more involved. They are doing a great job.

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Rating: 5 stars  

This organization was an integral part of my high school experience. I participated in a youth group started and funded by Shalom. I met other high school students from a variety of backgrounds who were interested in serving others. I worked on countless service projects through this group. This group was open to all who were interested. I felt like I finally belonged to a group of people who accepted me for who I am. I also was able to significantly contribute to my community, as well as to other communities on service trips.

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

I chose a career in teaching. My love of service to others was nurtured by Shalom.

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

Continue to explore ways to involve young people.

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Rating: 5 stars  

The youth of our community were lucky enough to benefit from the support that the Communities of Shalom gave to a vibrant, welcoming ecumenical youth organization called JOURNEY. JOURNEY was able to provide numerous opportunities of fellowship, mission experiences, worship, and leadership to many pre teens, teenagers and young adults through Communities of Shalom's financial support and adult leadership. Communities of Shalom continues to provide opportunities for our citizens to reach out and make our community a better place.

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

participation in the community's yearly Global Gathering and the Building Bridges of Respect Conference. I have also experienced their invaluable help as an adult board member of the youth organization called JOURNEY.

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

I don't know of any changes that I would make.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have been involved with Shalom for many years. I enjoy helping out with the Building Bridges of Respect Conference, the most. It is held every other year and about 200 people attend. We explore diversity issues in our community and support small businesses/artists/craftspeople.

I especially like that everyone is welcome at the meetings and everyone has a voice.

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

My increased knowledge of my community and their resources. I have expanded my network and can serve my community better.

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

Increase membership and funding.

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?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

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

Increase membership.

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

New friends.

How did this volunteer experience make you feel?

Good about my community.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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