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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?

2009

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