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Review for Bountiful Harvest Ministries Inc, Alexandria, IN, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

My most clear observation of Bountiful Harvest/Beauty for Ashes is that it is a 100% volunteer organization. The Staff, Board, and volunteers operate strictly as that - volunteers. Volunteers include churches, businesses, individuals and now also a foundation. With this type of task force, since 2004, the organization has provided long term (6-18 month) shelter, to include its various programs, to 50 women and 10 children. The underlying challenge to the organization, is the maintenance and improvement of the shelter - a Victorian type home, a boarding house 100 years ago, of about 3000 square feet with a basement. The founders bought the home through a fundraising drive. Maintenance and utility costs keep fundrasing as a primary effort. The organization has strong community support and is highly respected by individuals, businesses, and churches.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

concerned and dedicated individuals. The staff is volunteers; the board is volunteers, the community volunteers. Sometimes volunteers bring a great dynamic to an organizaion. Such is this organization.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?


Role:  Volunteer & Lawn maintenance, errands, transport clients, heavy lifting jobs.