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PEOPLE HELPING HORSES
October 27, 2011

I volunteered and i also donated to People Helping Horses and recently i recieving an email pleading for me to donate to support the 39 horses that PHH has in their responsiblty. She said that they may not make through the winter in the cold. I couldn't remember there bieng 39 horses at PHH so i went to there website. Under residents tab there is only 25 horses. So where have they extra 14 horses come from that is causing PHH to be in such a finical bind.

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

no

Ways to make it better...

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

i would get to the bottom of this magically appearing 14 horses to donate to.

MY ROLE:
Volunteer & volunteer and donated.

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PEOPLE HELPING HORSES
September 24, 2011

I have volunteered at this organizations for sometime now. Recently i feel like this organization becoming less of Rescue and more of a hotel for the executive director's personal horses. A couple weeks ago I witness Gretchen Salstrom, the executive director, bring in her 13 horses up from California to board her horses at the PHH facility. Two of these horses had some werid infection that cause abnomial festering absesses that ooze out puss and blood. I'm just concerned that our volunteers hours and funds are not being used properly. She has constantly had volunteers groom her horses, clean their paddocks and santize everything that her horses have touch, I don't feel the 6 rescues that are at the facility or the 14 rescues on pasture are getting as much attention as Gretchen's 18 horses. I feel like it is my civic duty to let the society what i've witness. And that I will be revolking my monthly donations and will not continue volunteering due to the fact I don't feel my efforts are actually helping the rescue horses

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

I have not experience any good results in this organization.

Ways to make it better...

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

I would refocus the organization to the rescue horses and not on the executive director horses.

More feedback

Would you volunteer for this group again?

No

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

None

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Badly

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

No

What one change could this group make that would improve your volunteer experience?

focus on the rescue horses not Gretchen's horses.

Did your volunteer experience have an effect on you? (teaching you a new skill, or introducing new friends, etc.)

It taught me that not everyone in this society is sincere and not to trust everyone.

How did this volunteer experience make you feel?

It gave me great discomfort

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

MY ROLE:
Volunteer & volunteer duties.

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