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Buck E.

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Review for ROGUE VALLEY ADDICTIONS RECOVERY CENTER INC, Medford, OR, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

Having served on the Board for two plus years, I can say with confidence that this organization has a singular focus on seeing addicts recover, and use their resources to maximum effect. The level of compassion for their clients is a rare and lovely thing. Sadly, my out of town work schedule has sidelined me from active participation, and I'm needing to face relinquishing my seat on the Board to others who can do more good.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

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

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

Role:  Board Member

Review for GOOD SAMARITAN MINISTRIES, Beaverton, OR, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I've had the pleasure of being a counseling client of GSM and training as a counselor as well as small donor, and I've seen the impact they've had on communities in many countries around the world, including here at home. GSM is one of the very best Christian NGO's I know of. I've had the pleasure of talking with their founder, Bettie Mitchell, and I can say that they reach out to every single person with open arms. This is a prayerful and brave organization who will not shrink from facing difficult situations, and who reach out to everyone, regardless of their lifestyle. These are Bible loving believers, but you will find many more Christian actions than Christian words here, and they know how to pinch a nickle until the Buffalo screams.

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?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

Role:  Volunteer

Review for Samaritans Purse, Boone, NC, USA

Rating: 2 stars  

I have made small donations and my family has made very significant donations to Samaritan's purse. My support has ceased, and I'm hoping to persuade my families business to stop giving them many thousands each year. I'm very hesitant to take adverse action against them, but do so for the following reasons. 1. Franklin Graham takes a large salary 2. He is deeply engaged in using his organization in partisan politics, and 3. while some of their work is very good, some has not been very good, such as their internal bickering and finally abruptly pulling out of their commitment for the war child project in Northern Uganda, which left the other NGO's scrambling to provide the food for these kids that Samaratin's Purse had provided. That was irresponsible and unconscionable. If you're going to make a commitment to these kids who have seen and done things that we can't even imagine, you must stand by that commitment. Was it their internal fighting that was legendary, or was it lack of funds while they find it worthwhile to make large contributions to anti-gay marriage measures? Either way, it's not Christian, and it's not good. Knowing that they funneled contributions through the Billy Graham Evangelical Association when most of the money came from Samaritan's Purse is not helpful. Nor was his repeated Obama bashing, which apparently was not God's will as he was re-elected anyway, and the Bible is clear that God puts the leaders in office. So he opposes God. Period. is not following in his father's footsteps but is collecting a very large salary from Samaritan's purse and was also collecting a large salary from the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association. In 2008 his total salary was 1.2 million. A controversy arose, and he's since stopped his BGEA salary, but still collects over 400,000 from Samaritan's Purse.

Was your donation impactful?

Unlikely

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

No

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

No

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

Role:  Donor