Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy
October 7, 2009
Volunteer USA has a vast out-reach and is doing so much for families throughout the Southeast. The "Ready or Not" hurricane preparedness program educates families on what to do before, during and after a disaster hit with a step by step instructional booklet/kit. The information is invaluable (how to reach FEMA, how to apply for disaster recovery funds, etc) especially to those families who are less fortunate than others. I have also particpated in Celebration of Reading and have seen how the Literacy Academies have helped so many parents earn their GED while their children are learning with them. The stories shared at the Celebration were inspirational, but more importantly, they were stories that underscored the value of such organizations as Volunteer USA>
What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...
The people that lead it. They not only manage all the programs, they are in there working on each one. Great staff to work with and very organized.
If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...
Do miracles. It already is, but with more funding, their programs could be implemented in all the Southeast.
How frequently have you been involved with the organization?
About every six months
When was your last experience with this nonprofit?
Donor & Was corporate donor for a number of the programs.