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September 8, 2008

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September 8, 2008

[This review was collected by the SERVE Inc. staff through an offline review form and inputted by a GreatNonprofits intern.]

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

good resources that they go out and get to help us.

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...

how they let u know that what u go through is life and u can get pass it if you really try. help u want to do it yourself.

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

are helpful with outside help and also keep u up and going.

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

own bus to take people were they need to go. open co. and have jobs for people in SERVE.

Ways to make it better...

housing and job list. Stayed up to date.

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

people in SERVE find housing in the timefram that they give u.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008

September 8, 2008

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September 8, 2008

I have seen this shelter (server) grow and expand over the yrs w/ the uplifting of singles w-families to have higher expectations, more selfesteem, and great hope. The staff are so dedicated and whole themselves 100% accountable to providing excellent services and meeting the needs of all residents. SERVE shelter gives you-n-your families a 2nd chance in life with no prejudices. We sometimes don't realize the blessings, the meals, the beds because of our selfish ways. The love-n-understanding that server has displayed w/ singles and families has put light into residents eyes, and faith in their hearts, smiles on kids faces, and a great opportunity to become more stablen in your life. And realize you can make the difference in your life. [This review was collected by the SERVE staff and inputted by a GreatNonprofits intern.]

The Great!

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

no matter what obstacles has stood in your way, SERVE is strict when is comes to rules and regulations, but fair. This keeps our environment safe and clean and gives us all desipline we may need.

Ways to make it better...

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

I'm proud to say I have seen and been a part of this excellent organization and all the staff that go above-n-beyond their duties to make residents keep hope alive!

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

serious, but dedicated. strict, but fair.

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

build more shelters over the world. So when that lonely person or family calls, the staff won't say no beds are available.

Ways to make it better...

I did not forget what SERVE did for me and reach out for more support from staff members who show me the way to success. Always remember where you come from because happy today and be sad tomorrow.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008

September 8, 2008

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September 8, 2008

Due to income lost my family was evicted from our apartment, we also lost our transportation to and from work. SERVE took us in and now we are saving money to obtain a car and houseing. [This review was collected by the SERVE staff and inputted by a GreatNonprofits intern.]

The Great!

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

helping people with houseing and children with school supplies.

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

the staff

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008

September 8, 2008

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September 8, 2008

When I arrived I was terrified. I never knew what it was to be homeless and in a shelter. But some of the residents who have been here before where friendly. The staffs were encouraging. [This review was collected by the SERVE staff and inputted by a GreatNonprofits intern.]

The Great!

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

I believe this organization has help the people it served. I know I am grateful.

Ways to make it better...

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

make sure there is respect for the staff and fellow residents.

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

They want you to succeed. Even though it may seem to others that they are strict they stay on top of you to make sure that you are doing what you are supported to get yourself from where you are to bettering yourself.

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

great, supportive, understanding, friendly

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

have more rooms, expanding SERVE to other counties, have buses, have a daycare center, give the parents break to have some time to themself, recreation gym.

Ways to make it better...

there was no drama. I had experience with a resident that try to belittle others to make him think he was better than everyone.

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

having ungrateful people who think they don't have to do their share to make everyone stay enjoyable.

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

resident phone should have loud ringtone so that you can hear it.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008

September 3, 2008

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September 3, 2008

SERVE is the most important service in our community, providing emergency services, food and temporary shelter to our less fortunate neighbors, and in that endeavor, preventing hundreds of people from becoming permanently homeless.

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

The organization is on much better financial footing.

Ways to make it better...

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

expand the board to include more politically connected persons.

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

I am very happy to have been president of the BOD when we decided to build the new facility,

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

extremely dedicated and resourceful.

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

Expand the facility to accommodate all the people that we have to turn away.

Ways to make it better...

we could retire the mortgage on the property

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

greater numbers of people in need.

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

SERVE need to market itself to more potential supporters.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008

September 2, 2008

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September 2, 2008

SERVE is working wonders in our community. With so much need and so many people looking for help, SERVE is the best option for assistance. The shelter is always full, donations are always used for the maximum benefit. We are happy to volunteer and participate with SERVE.

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

Families with no where to stay.

Ways to make it better...

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

Hire all the poeple who work there now to run it for me.

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

Interaction with the clients and staff.

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

Professional and very caring.

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

End homlessness in PW County.

Ways to make it better...

Couldn't have been better.

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

Never enough resources.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008

September 2, 2008

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1 previous review
September 2, 2008

This has been a wonderful place to volunteer for. They do so many great things to help people and to better the community as a whole! I have learned so much, while volunteering here and have felt li... more

September 2, 2008

My experience at Serve, Inc has been very interesting and I've met a lot of friendly people during my time here.

The Great!

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

the 20 years I've been volunteering here; how it has expanded it's role in the community.

Ways to make it better...

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

get the community more involved.

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

the variety of people, both clients, workers and volunteers.

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

of many varieties, concerns, and personalities.

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

provide more educational, training services and buy a new filing system.

Ways to make it better...

I worked more hours.

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

financial.

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

it's one of the best type of volunteer social agencies of which I know.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008

September 2, 2008

This has been a wonderful place to volunteer for. They do so many great things to help people and to better the community as a whole! I have learned so much, while volunteering here and have felt like I'm really making a difference!

The Great!

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

the large number of families that the organization has been able to help.

Ways to make it better...

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

make sure that those that are most in need are the ones receiving assistance to avoid any sort of misuse of or dependence on services.

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

the wonderful people I have met and the sense of fullfillment I have received from helping others.

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

so friendly and helpful!

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

provide more financial assistance to a broader clientele, as well as expand its other great programs.

Ways to make it better...

nothing it was great!

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

lack of funding for certain programs.

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

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When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008

September 2, 2008

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September 2, 2008

Serve has a large group of volunteers and serves a large community with a variety of services. They work hard to use what resources exist for the best effort.

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

turning lives around by offering shelter and assistance.

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

cheerful volunteers and staff who really seek to help others.

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

wonderful.

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

Offer more financial counseling.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008

September 2, 2008

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September 2, 2008

I have found all staff members to be welcoming, open minded about suggestions,well organized, and thankful for my volunteerism. They absolutely have their clients' best interests at heart and strive to improve both their offerings and clients' way of life.

The Great!

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

the use of the newly organized and decorated library, the thankfulness and happiness of the resident children during and following our two Operation MATT programs to date.

Ways to make it better...

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

Reach out to AARP and all middle and high schools encouraging volunteerism (work in progress under Operation MATT).

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

interaction with the shelter resident children and staff members.

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

open minded, welcoming, kind hearted and looking out for their clients' best interests.

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

Solve world hunger! They work well together and are focused on improving the way of life of their clients.

Ways to make it better...

we had additional teen mentors as part of Operation MATT (work in progress)

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

Overworked staff.

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

I appreciate and value my time spent at SERVE!

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008

August 30, 2008

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August 30, 2008

We are The Joe 15 Team, a newly formed non-profit in Prince William County. Our organization was created in my son's (Joseph (Joe) Page) memory after he was killed in February. (www.thejoe15team.org) We are working to get teens and young adults active in their community. SERVE is one organization we have been working with from the beginning. We held a food drive in April to help replinish the summer food bank (this will be an annual event). We held a school supplies drive in August where we collected $500.00 in supplies. Our most rewarding experience has been providing children's activities while the parents are in meetings. We are at SERVE 2-3 evenings monthly playing games, blowing bubbles, playing on the playground or doing crafts with the children. We always have a handout to give them and a treat at the end. Kids we've seen there on a regular basis always greet us with big hugs and a warm smile. It's a great feeling to know we are helping them and bringing a little joy into their lives while they are in an unsettled situation. It's a great opportunity and education for the teens since most of them have never been to a homeless shelter before. We plan on being an active part of SERVE monthly. We also plan on adopting a room at the shelter in the future. It's wonderful to see the help SERVE is giving the less fortunate people in the county. Helping each other, that's what it's all about.

The Great!

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

the smiles on the children's faces.

Ways to make it better...

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

have a preschool program for the small ones while siblings are in school.

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

the opportunity to help those in need and the education that the volunteering teens receive.

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

always very friendly, welcoming and accomodating.

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

make the shelter even bigger to accomodate more families. They always seem to be full.

Ways to make it better...

I can't think of a thing

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

Having the space needed to supply shelter for the winter months.

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

SERVE is doing a great job in providing for the people in need.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008

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