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Ruth and Naomi Senior Outreach
March 25, 2010

"I was introduced to the Ruth and Naomi Senior Outreach Harp Ministry when Mama was first placed in the hospice program. Knowing Mama’s love of music, I asked for these ladies to visit her and to play for her. The day Mama died, Lynn Bledsoe, one of the harp ladies walked into her room, not knowing that she had died. She ended up visiting with my brother Will and me and then played her harp for us. What an uplifting and comforting visit we had! After the times we have had in nursing facilities the past years, we can see such a need for the Ruth and Naomi Ministry, and know that Mama would have loved to have been a part of this ministry if she could have been. Thank you." The above was enclosed in thank you notes that I sent for memorial gifts to RNSO in memory of my mother after she died.I personally witnessed the love & compassion that RNSO has for its clients during my mother's passing, and it was a life changing event for me. Because of that visit five years ago, I visit nursing homes and hospitals in Georgia ministering to the sick and elderly. There are no words to describe the rewards of this work- the sparkle in eyes that have little to sparkle about as I walk into the room, the voice that asks me to please come back three or four times before the visit is over, the tears that are shed in appreciation as we pray, singing along as I play music when there is little verbal response. Because of these experiences, I know what a worthwhile and meaningful organization Ruth and Naomi is. They have made such a difference in so many lives especially the elder orphans who have no one left to help them. The joy that has been brought to this forgotten population is priceless.

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

the satisfaction of bringing love, acceptance, joy to people who have very little to be joyful about, making people who used to be such vital members of our society feel like they have self worth, that someone is interested in them.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

MY ROLE:
Volunteer & I actually was a family member whose parent was served by RNSO. Because of them, I began volunteering for their cause and mission.