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BEING THERE REACHING OUT INC
March 9, 2010

My experience with volunteering with BTRO is over the top heart warming and at the same time heart wrenching. These families have found one another only through the efforts of this organization. The families are neatly organized to come together at least quarterly. Age appropriate activities are carefully planned for young and old. Details for gatherings and fund raising are carefully thought out and taken care of so families can simply come together and share. BTRO was created out of insight, empathy and hard work. The organizational roots are firmly planted. With families becoming more involved and educated, they become active on the board and stronger within the organization. The families are now 'reaching out and are being there' for the new families in that are losing loved ones in the war. This is a very fine organization that has become an extended family and for some the only family that understands.

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

Seeing the families help one another to smile, even laugh, without guilt. To share and cry at anytime with eachother knowing their grieving is understood and allowed for however long it takes.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

MY ROLE:
Volunteer & Behind the scene activity; picture taking, t-shirt sales, raffles, making of center pieces , decorations, mailings.