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February 16, 2008
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February 16, 2008
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This orgainization really has the best interest of the families in mind. They do anything and everything they can to help as many people as they can and their successes are huge. They consider all circumstances and do their very best to make everything work out. Also, this organization does not only provide emergency assistance in times of crisis, but it helps people to help themselves and get their lives on track and really gives them the opportunity to be more independent and self sufficient. This organization helps so many grateful people and it's a great honor to be a part of it.

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

the sharing projects.

Ways to make it better...

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

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

seeing the results of my time spent by being able to interact with the people I'm helping.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

very friendly and positive; willing to do all that they could to help the community.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

definitely succeed in helping people in need in our community and make sure that everyone who came would be provided for and have a chance to better their own lives and get back to where they want to be in their lives.

Ways to make it better...

if I was more familiar with the procedures. However, once you get the hang of it it is very easy to catch on.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

finding new ways to get the community involved.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008

February 15, 2008
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February 15, 2008
6 people found this review helpful

This is a great organization. Being out of work is difficult. The staff is compassionate and caring. They made me feel welcome. I appreciate their kindness, and the respect they gave to me. Thanks so much!

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

person, and they care about helping those who need the help.

Ways to make it better...

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

publicize that these services are available in more places like the Pennysaver, GreenSheet and senior centers, if they will give free space as a public service.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

their caring and compassion for others.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

warm, supportive and friendly.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

help a tremondous amount of people that really need help with the terrible conditions in the economy, right now. The government seems now to rely on charities and giving organizations to help others,with the focus of the government on funding the defense industry, giving subsities to oil industry and giving tax breaks to the wealthy, as well as, taking the duties off of foreign imports that do away with jobs for Americans in manufacturing and outsourcing.

Ways to make it better...

the line moved a bit faster, but is not too bad.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

probably going to be the increases in the amount of people that need these services as we enter this recession in the economy.

One thing I'd also say is that...

I appreciate being able to use the services they have available. Everyone has been very friendly, caring and helpful to me. Thank you so much!

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008

January 22, 2008
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January 22, 2008
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i'm e-mailing you to express such a honest thank you for all of your services you have given me so graciously. natalie knows alot of my story and without her guidence i'd be still in a shell somewhere. i came from an abusive relationship, molested as a child(not by any family member), not able to enter into a healthly relationship and 2 of my 4 kids were in a trauma level 1 lifeflight car crash not expected (by any doctor) to survive. through seeing the neuro critical unit team "crack my son's chest massage his heart and race him to the operating" i fell to the wall crying to the lord not to take my son away from my, he went through my divorce. abuse, etc. with me. and promised me prior he'd always be close to me. i'm his mom, his enforcer, his friend, and sometimes i don't agree with him so i become the enemy, but he says "i understand you mom and it's your uncondtional love for me that sometimes makes you make those choices i understand and love you for raising a boy to a man all on your own, i understand and love you always the same as you love us uncondtionally." i've had some hard things happen and it's out of my control...but just as i pray about my son, and daughter(whom doesn't speak to me after the accident she was also in, i don't know her reasons for the hate she carries in her heart for me...i'm going to let the lord my heavenly father take care of that), and thank the outreach center for helping me with bills, food, and just plain listening to me talk. without the help i honestly needed someone's help. no one has ever taken me under their wing and help gradually begin to heal and fly again. i pray i'll oneday again soar like an eagle through life as i once have. this is just a thank you note and appreciation of all you have done. sincere thank you, from beth

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

my own families personal life

Ways to make it better...

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

be encouraged and want to work like natalie has for other families, just like she did for mine

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

sincere concern and compassion

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

nurturing

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

keep up the awesome work i'm living proof

Ways to make it better...

i have no complaints

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

finding funding

One thing I'd also say is that...

i've said enough there is no complaints here

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008

January 22, 2008
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January 22, 2008
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nhco has literally been a lifesaver for me. I would be homeless if it were not for their help & the help of generous donors. I had fallen on hard times,had to quit my job because of various health problems. I am now waiting on word from social security disability(which is a nightmare). In the meantime i applied for welfare & the little amount of money I get from welfare doesn't cover my mortgage. I had gotten a forclosure notice from my mortgage company & nhco saved me from forclose. They gave me help with utilities-who to call, help with filling out paperwork-everything. I also recieve food every month(excellent selection),clothing,toys for the kids for Christmas,gift certificates for meals for Thanksgiving plus extra food. I have also gotten a lot of emotional support from them. I felt very welcomed the first time I went there. They didn't make me feel like I was just there for a handout. They really are there for you for as long as you need them.

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

the amount of people they have helped.

Ways to make it better...

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

never be able to do it as well as they do it. They have excellent staff & volunteers.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the welcoming of the staff & their emotional support

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

very kind & supportive.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

help a lot more families-although I have never seen them turn anyone away.

Ways to make it better...

couldn't have been better.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

not enough private donations(monetary)

One thing I'd also say is that...

THEY ARE THE BEST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008

January 15, 2008
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January 15, 2008
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NHCO is extremely helpful in various aspect such as, their food bank program, winter coats, school supplies for children, helping with payment of utilities, and so much more. They do not make you feel as if your less of a quality person when you ask for help. Sometimes you need help and they treat you like family. As a single parent i dont know what i would of done without them more than once. Thank you & God bless you all.

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

my life.

Ways to make it better...

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

maybe pass out flu shots to the elderly and young.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

they treat you with respect.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

very kind

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

deliver food to those who cant get to the center.

Ways to make it better...

the weather was nicer, i have nothing bad to say.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

pushing the cart uphill

One thing I'd also say is that...

i would like to return the kindness ive been shown by helping out at the center

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008

November 9, 2007
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November 9, 2007
5 people found this review helpful

NHCO is a great organization that shows compassion and respect to their clients. Compassion Allegheny is a great resource to new and existing organizations to help them negoiate and thrive in the changing climate in the non profit and government environ.

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

the wholistic approach to improving the lives of people.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

It's willingness to share and teach.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

knowledgeable and compassionate

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

set up an endowment that would be resourced for the next flood disaster and reinstate the employment services program it had.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2007

November 8, 2007
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November 8, 2007
5 people found this review helpful

I have been a volunteer for NHCO for over ten years so I have seen this wonderful organization grow in their desire to help people in need and reach out to the community. We have been through floods in the Pine Creek area and Millvale. Those disasters taught us so much about what our mission should be and that is what we do. We feed, clothe, find jobs, help with utilities, provide rides for people for shopping and doctor appointments and provide counseling and the list goes on and on. I am very proud to be part of this wonderful organization.

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

the providing of food, utilities, counseling and jobs - many people say thank you to us and that they would be out on the street without our help.

Ways to make it better...

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

enlarge our current facility.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

how the recipients are so thankful and appreciative of what we provide.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Kind, compassionate, self-sacrificing and happy to do what they do for people.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Through the effective and skilled leadership of Executive Director Fay Morgan many of the needs of the people of this country could be solved.

Ways to make it better...

I would be able to give more of my time.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

not enough hours in a day and the need to constantly look for money to help everyone in need.

One thing I'd also say is that...

God bless North Hills Community Outreach!

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2007

November 8, 2007
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November 8, 2007
5 people found this review helpful

It is a privilege to serve on the Board with North Hills Community Outreach. We are constantly re-defining ourselves through the needs of our communities that we embrace. The people that I serve with and work through are graceful in what they do to help others.

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

Helping people in crisis.

Ways to make it better...

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

I couldn’t do a better job than the person that serves in this position now.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

The spiritual growth and the impact on my community.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Kind in spirit and strong in their commitment in helping others in need.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Help thousands of people through our food banks, community auto, basic necessities, etc…

Ways to make it better...

If I could have done more.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

Lack of funding.

One thing I'd also say is that...

I couldn’t have been chosen by a better non-profit in which to serve.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2007

November 8, 2007
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November 8, 2007
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I am currently in my second term as a North Hills Community Outreach Board member. It’s a great organization with an outstanding staff! Fay Morgan, the ED, as well as the staff and volunteers, make sure that our mission is continued. Our mission is to make sure no one is cold, hungry, or forgotten. We continue to serve thousands of families experiencing hardships on a daily basis. Many are not aware that NHCO was founded as a direct result of the devastating flood in Etna in 1987. It’s hard to believe that same hardship was repeated with Ivan and Katrina. Over the past 20 years, (We just celebrated our 20th year in existence!) NHCO has grown and expanded their mission to include many different outreach programs.

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

Many ways. We completed a recent major capital campaign to expand the facilities in Millvale to better serve the surrounding communties. We helped thousands of families and businesses that fell victim to the Hurricane Ivan and Katrina Flooding.

Ways to make it better...

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

do exactly what they are doing! (Just probably not as well!)

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

All the people who work or volunteer for this great organization give of their hearts and proudly serve the mission!

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Awesome!!

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Expand their services in other cities and states!!

Ways to make it better...

If I had more time and could retire from my career! I’d love to give more of my time.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

The need to raise money to meet the needs of the people (carry out our mission), while still having funds to cover their operating budget.

One thing I'd also say is that...

Fay and her staff do an awesome job! As a small business owner, I observe quietly how an organization operates. I notice the strengths and weaknesses and try to learn from them. NHCO has accomplished a great deal in a very short period of time and their growth has happened efficiently and systematically.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2007

November 8, 2007
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November 8, 2007
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As an NHCO Board member, I have the unique opportunity to see the dedication and expertise of the staff - especially Fay Morgan the Exec Dir. - up close. Perhaps their greatest strength is an acute understanding of the everyday needs of north hills residents in crisis. They have developed programs that address the real needs of these people and show us success stories at every board meeting. It is truly an honor to work with them. Bill Miller

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

the numerous success stories of the people they help.

Ways to make it better...

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

put Fay Morgan on a lifetime contract.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

gaining a greater understanding of the needs within my community.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

dedicated social service experts.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

ensure that no one in the North Hills went without food, clothing or heat.

Ways to make it better...

more North Hills residents contributed to the success of the organization through monetary gifts and volunteerism.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

meeting the needs of individuals beyond its service boundary through expension or the cultivation of similiar groups. partnering with local government.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2007

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