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Damascus Help

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Review for DAMASCUS HELP INC, Damascus, MD, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

Damascus Help started in 1969 to help our neighbors in need. It is an all-volunteer organization that helps people with food, financial assistance, donated furniture and household items, clothing, school supplies, holiday food and gifts and transportation to medical appointments. We have about 75 volunteers. I started in 1980 answering the Help-line where people call seeking our services. When my children were older, I started delivering groceries from our food pantry to those in need. Through the years I have volunteered in many committees, food, furniture and financial assistance. There is an increase in the number of people calling for our help. Our administration expense is less than 1% because we are volunteers who work out of our homes so what is donated to us can go to help people in need.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

How did you learn about this organization?

Someone asked me if I would like to volunteer. Also the web site is www.damascushelp.org to learn more.

What is this organization's top short-term priority?

Keeping people from hunger and homelessness.

What is its top priority in the long run?

Letting people know that their community cares.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

Role:  Board Member & I helped people with financial needs like paying for medicines, utility terminations, evictions, and other emergency needs.