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What I want to do

live a healthy life and serve others

What matters to me

My family, my animals and my friends and giving back to the community

What inspires me

The satisfaction of helping others, people and animals. All life is valuable

Jacksonville, FL USA

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THE SENIOR LIFE FOUNDATION INC
May 25, 2011

We provide almost same day response to seniors 60 and over with a household income of $1,000 a month for one or $1,100 for two. Our newest programis focused on reducing electric bills for seniors by purchasing and installing energy efficient refridgerators, stoves, window a/c units etc. Many low income seniors have only one burner on their stove, no gaskets on their refriderator so their electric bill is more than t
they can pay.

We are also gearing up for our annual Senior Thanksgiving Luncheon that provides a special holiday meal for seniors who are in special facilities. More than 1,000 seniors are provided with a special meal every year......the only one they receive.

The Great!

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

I have pesonally talked with and visited the seniors we help. They are desperate and our services are badly needed. No other organization in the city or state responds as quickly as we do because we have eliminated all of the approvals and paperwork. A senior need only call, be interviewed on the phone by a Customer Specialist who is empowered to make a decision right away and ask the Financial Officer to write a check

Ways to make it better...

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

We would continue to look for more ways to have eligible seniors referred to us so we could help them when they have an urgent need.

MY ROLE:
Board Member & President and Founder of The Senior Life Foundation, Inc.

THE SENIOR LIFE FOUNDATION INC
April 11, 2010

THIS ORGANIZATION IS UNIQUE. IT IS THE ONLY ONE IN FLORIDA AND PERHAPS IN THE US TO OUR KNOWLEDGE. ALL VOLUNTEERS ARE EMPOWERED TO MAKE THEIR OWN DECISONS TO HELP LOW-INCOME SENIORS THROUGH A CRISIS. THEY HAVE A FEW BROAD PARAMETERS TO WORK WITHIN.NO APPROVAL PROCESS. SENIORS IN CRISIS ARE HELPED GENERALLY WITHIN 24 HOURS..NO INTAKE PROCEDURES, NO FORMS, NO WAITING LIST...UNHEARD OF IN TODAY'S "HIGH TECH" ENVIRONMENT WHEN ONE GETS A RECORDING. THERE IS NO OFFICE, NO PAID STAFF, ONLY DEDICATED, CARING VOLUNTEERS WITH EXCELLENT TALENTS AND SKILLS COMPRISE THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS AND THE VOLUNTEER STAFF THAT ANSWER THE PHONES. GOD HAS BLESSED DUVAL COUNTY WITH AN EXTRAORDINARY ORGANIZATION WITH EXTRAORDINARY PEOPLE. THE BIGGEST CHALLANGE FOR THIS ORGANIZATION IS RAISING FUNDS TO CONTINUE TO HELP SENIORS AND MAINTAINING THE TRAINING OF VOLUNTEERS. IF YOU CARE ABOUT A SENIOR WHO LIVES BELOW THE POVERTY LEVEL AND MAKES DECISIONS DAILY BETWEEN FOOD AND MEDICATION, YOU WOULD MAKE A BIG DIFFERENCE IN THE LIVE OF A SENIOR WHO GAVE ALL OF THEIR LIFE AND NOW FIND THEY MUST ASK FOR HELP. PLEASE SEND A CHECK TODAY TO P.O.BOX 57443, JACKSONVILLE, FL 32241 OR GO TO WWW.SENIORLIFEJAX.COM AND DONATE ON LINE.

The Great!

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

FEELING THE SATISFACTION OF HELPING A LOW-INCOME SENIOR THROUGH A CRISIS AND HEARING THE RELIEF IN THEIR VOICE

Ways to make it better...

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

SEEK EVEN MORE WAY TO RAISE FUNDS TO HELP SENIORS ALTHOUGH OUR VP OF DEVELOPMENT IS OUTSTANDING.

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

THE FEELING OF HELPING PEOPLE WHO HAVE NO PLACE ELSE TO TURN AND WORKING WITH THE AMAZING BOARD OF DIRECTORS AND VOLUNTEERS

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

DEDICATED TO HELPING OTHERS

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

NOT COMPLETE ITS MISSION. THIS ORGANIZATION CANNOT GROW TOO LARGE OR IT WILL NOT BE ABLE TO RESPOND IN 24 HOURS. IT IS A BALANCING ACT BETWEEN RAISING MONEY AND RESPONDING RAPIDLY

Ways to make it better...

IT COULDN'T BE BETTER. I LOVE EVERY MINUTE OF HELPING OTHERS AND SERVING WITH OUR TALENTED BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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

FUND RAISING AND TRAINING

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

I'D LIKE TO PUT TOGETHER A PACKAGE TO SEND TO OTHER CITIES SO THEY TOO CAN HAVE THE BENEFIT OF THIS WONDERFUL ORGANIATION

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

MY ROLE:
Board Member & HELPED SET UP THE ORGANIZATION.