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JudyR

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Review for Vets Journey Home USA, Inc., Milwaukee, WI, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I have since staffed 5 Vets Journey Home weekends and joined the West Coast board, and I'm totally hooked on this organization. We do so much good, and pick up where the VA and other governmental agencies leave our vets with nothing to sustain them. I've heard several grads of the program say that we provide a family, and it's true. Vets can return to staff weekends and continue their connection with our extended "family," all the while paying it forward and feeling good about themselves and their contributions. This is a nonprofit that is all heart, and it deserves all the support and recognition it can get.

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?

2013

Role:  Volunteer
 

Review for Vets Journey Home USA, Inc., Milwaukee, WI, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

Vets Journey Home has become a new passion in my life. I staffed my first VJH weekend in January of 2011 and fell in love with the program, the participants, the rest of the staff, and the leaders. As a facilitator for similar programs that are not specifically for military vets, I really value that Vets Journey Home provides an essential service, free of charge, to those who have served our country. The sheer magnitude of the healing and transformation that occurs on these retreats is something that has to be seen to be believed.

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

hearing from the vets who have attended the program about the difference it's made in their lives. Also, the more people who volunteer to staff this program, the greater the awareness is in the community about vets and their unique issues with homecoming.

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

improve the promotional materials so that they are more printer friendly, so that volunteers like myself can easily and cheaply print them up ourselves and pass them out. The current materials are costly to reproduce because they use so much ink on a personal printer, or require 4 color reproduction at a print center.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

Role:  Volunteer & I contribute by helping to recruit participants and staff, and by staffing the weekends.