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Review for Hearts For A Safe Harbor, Canfield, OH, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I am the treasurer for this non-profit. I volunteer this service. I have been involved since late 2006 when I asked Julie (the founder) if she could use a treasurer. She was most grateful for my offer and asked if I would like to go with her to Gulu!! I was excited, to say the least! So, in the summer of 2007 I traveled with Julie and her husband, Jerry to that remote part of the globe. What I saw there has changed my life forever. The Acholi people of that area are the most beautiful people I have ever met. They are truly kind, loving, faith-filled, and scarred. The Lord's Resistance Army wrecked havoc upon them for over 20 years! So now, Hearts for a Safe Harbor is trying to help those youth most affected by that war to bounce back. They have an Ugandan director, Nancy Lamunu, that is working very hard with those build their learn the truth about HIV/ become active, productive citizens. So, please pray about this organization. Help in anyway you can. God will bless you! Thank you. Gerianne Klepfer.

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

Actually knowing/meeting the youth involved.

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


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

WOW - it could build a permanent location in Gulu to help the youth for a very long time. And it could expand its reach to other vulnerable youth in other parts of the globe.

Ways to make it better...

I didn't have a full time job elsewhere. I plan to dedicate more time and energy once I retire in a few years.

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

Getting continuous financial support.

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

God loves all the children of the world and wants those of us who are better off to help those in need.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?


Role:  Volunteer & I keep the financial records.