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Review for Animal Legal Defense Fund, Cotati, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

For more than 30 years, ALDF has been defending animals who have been subjected to abuse and cruelty through the legal system. Although animals are considered property in many jursidictions, ALDF recognizes and educates others about the need to establish laws to protect these sentinent beings who cannot speak for themselves. Unfortunately, "property" means easily disposible, and "do with it what you will." The result of that thinking for some is tragic for animals. ALDF now has a new mobile "Crime Tips" app, which allows folks to report crimes against animals from Iphones and Androids.

I own and operate a professional pet sitting service, and know there are many great animal groups to support. However, ALDF is at the top of my list.

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Review for JOIN, Portland, OR, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I have been volunteering with JOIN for two years. I can't say enough good things about them. After a career in social services, I am so impressed by the JOIN model, which is so heart centered. It's all about relationships. Relationships with each other; the volunteers; the folks who drop in at The House in need of a warm smile, a friendly face, a place to rest, a bite to eat, a shower. You know when you have the fortunate experience to have an encounter with a person who is completely genuine, warm and kind? How you walk away feeling seen, acknowledged, and with your heart a little more open? Well, that seems describe all of the JOIN staff, particularly the young Jesuit volunteers. It's not an US and THEM model. Rather the model is It's all Us, and let's do what we can to help our brothers and sisters. And they do. Watching it in action is amazing, and gives me hope.

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Quite well

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Role:  Volunteer