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The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
November 9, 2012

I think it's so wonderful that the LDS Church is usually the first organization to arrive at the scene of a disaster, sometimes even before the Red Cross gets there. We learn to "serve one another" from the scriptures and so volunteering is serving. Members can either volunteer and help at disasters or can help by donating to the Humanitarian aid on an Offerings slip at church. I haven't been able to volunteer at a disaster, but have helped by donating. The church helps people throughout the world, not just the U.S.

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Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

MY ROLE:
Volunteer

CYSTIC FIBROSIS RESEARCH INC
November 6, 2012

In 1982, our granddaughter, Lindsey, was born and four or five months later we found out she had cystic fibrosis. She was not thriving and her weight was down considerably. We were devastated, but started learning about the disease. I looked up Cystic Fibrosis in the phone book and called the number. It was Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. in Palo Alto, CA (now located in Mountain View, the city next to Palo Alto). They had doctors to help people know how to take care of children with CF, and we felt after attending some of their meetings that this was a worthwhile organization who had research scientists working on the problem to find a cure. Over the last 30 years, much research has resulted in getting much closer to a cure; but not only that, they have scientists (companies) who have developed enzymes, medications, etc. to help the patient stay well and lead a much more normal life. I have been ever grateful for this organization and when we lived in San Jose, CA I was invited to serve on the Board of Directors, which I did for a year or so and our family helped raise much needed funds by doing long distant bike rides and getting sponsors. My husband did three 500-mile bike rides down the coast of California from San Francisco to Huntington Beach. Then when my husband was 59 years old he did a double century (200 mile) bike ride in one day from San Jose to San Luis Obispo, CA. We also sponsored a skate-a-thon at our roller skating rink in San Jose. I know the money that was raised was spent wisely, and I am very thankful that my granddaughter is now 30 years old, married, and has a two-year old daughter of her own. Thanks, CFRI for helping to give her a nearly normal life. My husband, Ed, passed away on August 12th of this year, but I know I speak for both of us and our entire family that we appreciate and love those who serve as volunteers and contributors to this great organization. Barbara Jensen, Draper, UT

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Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

MY ROLE:
Volunteer