November 29, 2011
I have volunteered my time with the Project Mend a House team for a few years. I take my three children to help on some of the projects. It is important for them to see how some people live and the responsibiltiy we have to use our good fortune to help others in need. I have encouraged my scout groups to also help with this organization. I would highly recommend working with this group to anyone I meet. I have worked on a number of projects with them from very small jobs to very large undertaking. PMAH is primarily lead by just three people, (Andrea, Kristen and Bill) who lead an incrediable team of volunteers to serve the needs of the low income senior citizens and handicapped in Prince William County. Each of them gives so much time and energy to make things happen. It is really nothing short of incredible to see how many people that they help in so many ways. There are more and more low income people who are not making by. They have to chose basic needs over repairing thier home. PMAH finds ways to help when other can not. In many cases a simple fix has compounded into a much bigger challenge to be repiared becuase of years of neglect. I have worked on projects for clients with no air-conditioning, no heat, no electricity, no running water and other basic necesities that we take for granted. The biggest challenge they face is finding volunteers to help with all of the work load. PMAH has been blessed with developing great partnerships with companies like Woodbridge Plumbing, Parrish Services, Prince William Home Improvements and many others. I would highly recommend and encourge any one to come be a part of this incredible group. It is very rewarding to help other people and to be a part of this team.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
working with clients and helping others. Seeing how they live and the challenges they face, makes me appreciate my life and what I have.
Would you volunteer for this group again?
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Did your volunteer experience have an effect on you? (teaching you a new skill, or introducing new friends, etc.)
Volunteering is its own reward. You meet new people, help other people out and change the lives of so many people. All of our lives should be constant learning experience.
How did this volunteer experience make you feel?
Fulfilled. They are very greatful and thankful to the volunteers that make thier work happen. I am blessed to have a good life and to have the oppertunity to help others with my skills.
Volunteer & I have helped on a variety of jobs and helped to find resources to help with needs. .