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SOUPMOBILE INC
December 28, 2012

I'm SORRY if I burst anyone's bubble concerning the Soupmobile. If it's founder had stayed with serving food to the homeless via his mobile soup kitchen and with his Homeless Village concept most all would be cool and I would give him an above average rating of about B. Even though I do NOT believe the huge numbers he continues to report on how many meals he serves to the homeless on an annual basis. I dare ANYONE to follow the Soupmobile around for a whole week and you'll soon determine that he fudging his numbers. His numbers are inflated - I have no doubt. Also, here's my BIGGEST GRIPE against the founder. In 2005, he actually stole a Christmas Event at the Hyatt hotel that was lovingly created and produced by a formerly homeless person for 8 years. He brazenly stole this charity event via lies and cruelness towards this formerly homeless person. This Christmas Eve event has gone onto huge success for the Soupmobile the last eight even though the homeless creator is never mentioned or recognized for being the creator. Therefore, anyone with an ounce of decency would have to use the gift of discernment in judging how credible its founder really is. He comes across as being genial and sincere but you'll also hear people say behind his back that he's a narcissist. And, as proof, don't dare challenge any of his decisions as he has an explosive temper that borders on the ridiculous. However, his lowest act of all was when he stole his successful Christmas Event from a formerly homeless person. That, to me, was unforgivable. And the media and others in Dallas know the whole story but they continue to cover for this crook. Sorry, it's an honest review from personal experience.

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Would you volunteer for this group again?

No

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

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Badly

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

No

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2005

MY ROLE:
Volunteer

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