My Nonprofit Reviews

derrik7583 - charity reviews, charity ratings, best charities, best nonprofits, search nonprofits

derrik7583

98 profile views
1 reviews

Review for Habitat For Humanity Of Oakland County, Pontiac, MI, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

Habitat helped me improve my life in so many ways. It all started when I lost my job. The company I worked for was suffering due to the economy; the business was collapsing. Coworker after coworker was "released to the industry." Then it happened to me. I decided to return to school to finish my degree so that I could build upon my talents and pursue a career in business administration. I applied for the work-study program at Habitat for Humanity of Oakland County and was given part-time work directly related to my degree-of-study. After working with Habitat for a year, I applied for the home-ownership program and got word that we were approved just in time for Christmas. After the new year, I was hired on full-time. In May 2012, I graduated cum laude from Oakland Community College with an Associate Degree in Business Administration. I worked very hard to improve my life but I would never had gotten this far without help from the community that Habitat brought together. Now, I don't have to worry about breathing the black mold that grew from frequent flooding of raw sewage in the basement of our rental house. I don't have to worry about the expensive energy bills from that old, poorly insulated house. I don't have to worry about the rats that lived in the abandoned house next door spreading disease to my dogs. I am incredibly proud of my home and so grateful to the thousands of strangers that volunteered to improve their local community. Habitat helped me build a house, but more than that, they helped me build hope for the future and confidence in my ability.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

Role:  Client Served