July 23, 2011
I first heard of Heaventrain a our church camp meeting at mount Vernon years ago. Pastor Phil was invited to speak and he spoke of the kids in the central neighborhoods of Cleveland who grew up in the violence and often without food. Yet, it wasn't until years later that I finally was able to volunteer and I fell in love with the kids. The little ones just fly out of their homes when they hear the whistle blow. They love Heaventrain and Pastor Phil. As they grow older you see a hardness of the neighborhood start to creep into their expressions but there is always a soft spot for Heaventrain. It has been especially comforting to see how all is working out these last few years to help our kids get nutritional lunches on Saturdays. With everyone working together the kids of central will be helped and loved.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
Saturdays volunteer trips, 8week summer feeding program volunteer, photographer of special events, Facebook administrator.
Ways to make it better...
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
If money was no object I would increase the marketing so as to increase the visibility of this great organization and incorporate more efficient follow up of visitors and volunteers
Volunteer & I volunteer on Saturday's in the summer, i take photos at specials events and I help with the Facebook pg.