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OPERATION INTERDEPENDENCE
September 20, 2014

I am a volunteer. I volunteer at OI at the VA in North Hills, CA. This organization has given me the opportunity to support service members all over the world by writing letters, packing C-Rats, hosting packing parties, raising funds for postage and making sure that all those packages get shipped. We are all volunteers, but we are also a family. We laugh alot as we work together and enjoy the time we spend volunteering. Thanks for the opportunity to raise the morale of our military.

MY ROLE:
Volunteer

OPERATION INTERDEPENDENCE
October 16, 2012

I have been a volunteer with Operation Interdependence in the Los Angeles center for six years. I pack C-Rats twice a week and one weekend a month. 50 baggies (or C-Rats) go in a box, so 50 service members receive a letter from a caring civilian, some candy and personal items and a boost in morale. With more volunteers and more donations from people, we could send even more goodies to our troops. Our center sends approximately 100 boxes each month. Thus, 5000 service members receive our support from this one center out of 11 throughout the United States. No one gets paid. We all volunteer. Every thing we use is donated and so is the money that is used for postage to send the boxes to FPO's and APO's.

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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

MY ROLE:
Volunteer

weSPARK Cancer Support Center
July 31, 2009

When I lost all my hair during chemo therapy, WeSpark offered a class called Look Good, Feel Good. I took the class and was thrilled at the number of things I learned that would help me get through this. The make up tricks, tying scarves and making hats from tee shirts were all so helpful. I borrowed a hat that has come in so handy and I truly believe this organization is there for me. Keep up the good work.

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

my own personal battle with cancer. Everyone is so caring and kind.

Ways to make it better...

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

Keep doing what they are doing.

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

they offered what I needed, when I needed it.

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

wonderful and caring people.

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

expand their services as well as their facility.

Ways to make it better...

there was more funding.

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

need for more funding.

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

Fighting cancer takes a lot of support from a lot of different places.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

MY ROLE:
Client Served & I attended classes.