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ECHO, Inc.
November 7, 2012

Several years ago, a staff member from ECHO came to our church and gave a presentation about how this charity helps to end hunger around the world by teaching people how to grow their own food, and providing the seeds and other resources to do that. I was so impressed that they were providing help long-term, by empowering communities to feed themselves, rather than by a short-term donation of food. I wish they had a northern office location so that I could volunteer for them.

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Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008

MY ROLE:
General Member of the Public

ANIMAL LEGAL DEFENSE FUND
November 7, 2012

ALDF is the only national charity that works on behalf of animals in the courtroom. They have successfully defeated puppy mills, animal abusers, and other organizations that neglect or even bring harm to animals that cannot defend themselves. They assist prosecutors by providing case law that will help to defeat abusers in court. My only disappointment is that I have written several times requesting information (or at least advice on where to look) regarding current state laws/policies for the humane lobbying group with whom I volunteer, and have not received a reply. (One example would be whether there are any laws regulating or prohibiting "pulling" events at agricultural fairs). We are in a position to advocate for change, and it helps to have knowledge of other states' laws when suggesting language for our own. Perhaps as ALDF grows, it will be in a better position to advise groups like ours.

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Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Likely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Some

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

MY ROLE:
General Member of the Public