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POTOMAC RIVERKEEPER INCORPORATED
April 26, 2010

My first exposure to PRK was when I was recruited to help solicit donations of goods and services for its annual silent and live auction. The first thing that struck me was the recognition and respect I received from each company on the list as soon as I identified myself as a representative of PRK. I often heard that the business in question would do anything it could to help the organization with its mission. And these for me were cold calls -- people I did not know took extra time to tell me how grateful they were for the people at PRK. In terms of working directly with PRK staff and other volunteers, I find them to be bound by a single thread: passion for the beautiful rivers it serves. The sense of stewardship and responsibility to future generations is very inspiring.

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

Other than the knowledge that I'm supporting something big and incredibly important, the wonderful spirit of the staff and volunteers shines. They've got their work cut out for them, but they stay "up" about it all.

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

Intelligent, funny, compassionate, energetic.

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

Establish an endowment that could see PRK operating far into the future, for which there is great need. The work they do is not going to get any easier...

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 & supported PRK's annual fundraising event and assisted with cleanup activities.