My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Tri-County Humane Society, St Cloud, MN, USA
The Tri-County Humane Society (TCHS) operates an independent non-profit animal shelter in St. Cloud. The Society has been providing quality services to the people and animals of Central Minnesota since 1974. Some of their services include care for homeless animals, pet adoption, pet lost and found, and humane education. On an annual basis the shelter gives refuge to approximately 4,400 pets.
The number of animals that this shelter helps is just staggering to me. Over 4,000 animals every year is just unbelievable. I started out volunteering at the shelter, but it would just break my heart to know I couldn't take an animal home with me. I fall in love much too easy! So I started helping in other ways. Most recently I have been helping with special fundraising events. In the spring Tri-County raises money through a dinner and silent auction. In the fall they have a 5k walk - the Companion Walk. I have been a board member for both events. Mostly helping with planning and organizing. In addition, the last two years I have helped tie-dye t-shirts which are given to people who raise $200 or more in pledges for the walk.
This a huge fundraiser for the shelter. Last year the Companion Walk raised over $50,000 dollars!!!! - I feel very lucky to be able to help with this event. Just think of all the animals that money will help!
Would you volunteer for this group again?
For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?
Did the organization use your time wisely?
Would you recommend this group to a friend?
What one change could this group make that would improve your volunteer experience?
nothing - I have had a great experience.
Did your volunteer experience have an effect on you? (teaching you a new skill, or introducing new friends, etc.)
Yes. I have made several friends. Earned a greater appreciation for all the hard work that the employees do and I know that my efforts and help are appreciated in return.
How did this volunteer experience make you feel?
Happy and Sad. I feel happy that I've been able to help, but sad knowing that there are so many animals that still need help.
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