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THE GOSPEL MISSION
December 14, 2009

The Sioux City Gospel Mission serves a tremendous need in the Siouxland area. Our family helps serve dinner there a couple of times a year. What I noticed about the mission is how it treats its visitors and volunteers and the general public -- the same. All are equal in their eyes. It has made a lasting impression upon my kids by showing the compassion to those that are less fortunate -- inasmuch that they serve in capacities like this on their own.

The Great!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

its people (both the staff and the served).

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

try and help understand its ability to transition people from homelessness back to the community.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the way the mission looks past socio-economic status, race, gender, and any problems in order to help the unfortunate.

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

very matter-of-fact, authentic, with tasks ahead of them in mind towards the common goal of all --- to help others.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

help more from a vocational rehabilitation standpoint -- develop more programs in increaseing self esteem and education in order to find God's gifts given to homeless. The mission could also help model its success to other areas with similar struggles.

Ways to make it better...

sometimes too many volunteers during the holidays and not enough throughout the rest of the year.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

voc-rehab to the community. Additional funding and continuing to find quality staff/volunteers would help tremendously. The Mission has been extremely successful in targeting and retaining professionals (paid and volunteer) in completing its mission.

One thing I'd also say is that...

The Mission is doing the best that the currently can do with the means available to them (staff, volunteers, and limited budget).

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

MY ROLE:
Volunteer & Helped serve food.