My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for New York City Relief, Inc., Elizabeth, NJ, USA
I can easily tell about the reliable charitable work that the NYC Relief Bus brings to those in need in NYC and NJ week in and week out. The thousands of meals served in the heart of the poorest neighborhoods, the distribution of clothing and other necessities, and the readiness to build relationships in order to discover and assist with deeper needs such as shelter, jobs, medical help and addiction recovery programs.
But to me, one of the things that NYCRB does best is to bring together literally thousands of volunteers from around the area, the country, and the world to serve with compassion, to pray with, to relate to, and to love in the Name of Jesus Christ, those who have so little but who are so quick to respond with that same love of Christ. The Relief Bus is a blessing to both the volunteers and to the people they minister to.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
Spending the most Spirit filled day of my life sharing Christ, and relating to the homeless and poor of NYC as one human soul to another.
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
Buy them more busses!
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?
When was your last experience with this nonprofit?
What one change could this group make that would improve your volunteer experience?
Have an online schedule that would let volunteers see openings that are needed to be filled/ reserve a spot.
Did your volunteer experience have an effect on you? (teaching you a new skill, or introducing new friends, etc.)
It taught me that what I saw as uninviting, frightening places are filled with people in need of physical and spiritual nourishment. Just like everywhere.
How did this volunteer experience make you feel?
Tired. Fulfilled. Satisfied. Used by God!