Good Samaritan Rescue Mission

Rating: 4.71 stars   14 reviews

Issues: Job Training, Homeless & Housing, Human Services

Location: PO Box 65 Crp Christi TX 78403 USA

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

Just read the bad review from the jerk who calls himself John. His name is Larry, and I was there when they asked him to leave for misbehavior. Now he is vengeful and dishonest--even about his name. He's pulling junk out of thin air. Sometimes the volunteers have more problems than the homeless, but Good Sam loves them all and manages as best they can.

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

Having conversations with the homeless who are staying there. They love Good Sam because they are unconditionally accepted and loved.

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

Clone it all over the country.

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?

2012

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

It can't be improved. This is my favorite charity.

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

I learn the true heart of homeless people as I visit with them and learn their stories.

How did this volunteer experience make you feel?

Like I had done something of eternal value.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

Good Samaritan is tops. They not only provide food and shelter, but they share the Gospel of Jesus Christ with their residents. The reason they can do this is because they don't take Government money. Good Samaritan meets all the needs of the homeless, even getting them jobs. They are very distinct and special. Everyone should support them.

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

In seeing people forgive those in their past and let go of the bitterness that binds them to an addiction. I have seen them become clean and sober and employed. They have a new lease on life.

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

Expand their capacity and their 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?

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?

I am totally blessed as it is now.

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

It made me feel like I made an eternal difference in individual lives.

How did this volunteer experience make you feel?

I love and understand the homeless and have a greater burden to see them helped.

 
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Review from Guidestar
Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

The mission does an outstanding job working with the homeless. They provide so much: the Gospel, love, food, bed, clothes, jobs, etc, etc. Carole and Buddy have done a fantastic job with the Mission. They deserve much thanks!!!

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?

2010

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

Buddy Murphrey and his Wife Carole are truly Earth Angels for the many homeless and down and out. This organization without government funding demonstrates just what its name means Good Samaritans. They feed, clothe, house and care for the homeless. They also give them work and transport them back and forth. They offer also a chapel for spiritual guidance as well. But above they offer love. The love of God flows through this organization and into the lives of these people. You see they care about bringing the homeless back from the brink of despair through love and support to help them to get them back on their feet and in the process making them a better person than they came in. The Good Samaritan Rescue Mission has a Big Heart and cares for the Well being of these individuals. Providing the tools of life needed for them to get back into being a productive citizen in society. I pray God continues to bless this organization, and I know he will because He has for so many years. Can you imagine how many grateful lives have been changed because of the Good Samaritan Rescue Mission!! Wow!!! :)

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  

5 people found this review helpful

Good Sam is the best! My family and I have volunteered our time,
money and energy for years. Whoever that dope is who wrote the negative comment has some personal axe to grind. This outfit has been a fixture in Corpus Christi for decades -- if what that goof said is true the organization would have folded long ago. The staff, Board of Directors, and volunteers demonstrate sacrifical love and professionalism at the highest level. The are beyond reproach. Truly, they love the least, last, and lost of our society -- there is no other honest way to describe them.

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

The lives with whom our family have involved ourselves.

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

Seek more donations.

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

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

Screen unqualified and disgruntled volunteers.

How did this volunteer experience make you feel?

Joy in serving the lost as Jesus would have done.

 
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