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Review for American Red Cross, Tulsa Area Chapter, Tulsa, OK, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

The American Red Cross - is a wonderful organization. Not only do they serve in national disasters, but most chapters have active local disaster teams which respond to fires and also canteen fire and police departments on prolonger call-outs. Did you know that EVERY service man or woman who is deployed still gets a card and contact for the American Red Cross as one very active component of this organization is to be the official conduit for emergency information to be relayed to service personnel throughout the world! And of course, we have our blood departments which have a very vital contribution. There are so many ways one can volunteer - and so much good that is accomplished. This is a true joy on my life. Get your children started now, in the babysitting training, the lifeguard training, and volunteering in the youth department of your local American Red Cross. This experience will serve them well for the remainder of their lives

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

Helping people - and learning how grateful and courteous some people can be in the face of tremendous loss.

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

Excellent - without equal!

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

Help a lot more people!

Ways to make it better...

I did not have to work full-time and could volunteer full-time.

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

Funding the tremendous need that arises. Because no matter how prepared we are - an event like Hurricase Katrina - effected more people than one could ever imagine!

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

The American Red Cross is a wonderful organization. Please give generously as your $ truly does go to those in need - plus a portion supports the efforts of our Armed Forces!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

Role:  Volunteer & work local fires and national disasters and service to military.

Review for Tulsa Metropolitan Area Habitat for Humanity, Tulsa, OK, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

Habitat for Humanity is GREAT! Working with the Tulsa women build group has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my life. Not only do you help people do get a "hand up"; but you build some of the best friendships I have ever had. The people who get these houses work very hard. They put in "sweat equity" and then they turn around and help the NEXT familty. It is a wonderful organization with a wonderful purpose!

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

Seeing people actually getting decent, livable homes!

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

Staff and volunteers are great! Those that have the know how, show the others! It is a great concept!

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

build a lot more homes!!

Ways to make it better...

I could afford to go on international builds. I would like to experience the joy of building different styles of homes throughout the world.

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

There is never enough money to build all the houses that are needed. When you have a group that is eager to build, sometimes you lose volunteers - because they get discouraged that there are not funds to start yet another home!

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

If you want to volunteer for Habitat, you do not have to be an experienced builder. People with little or no skills can contribute! And we are all good at some things! Perhaps yours is planting the flowers! All are needed!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

Role:  Volunteer & Built houses with a Women's Building Group.

Review for All Kinds of Minds, Durham, NC, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I am a Special Education teacher, thus. I am very used to focusing on the modalities through which my students learn best. All Kinds of Minds offers excellent training and materials in this area. They FOCUS the teacher's directions on the STRENGTHS of the students. The materials are so well developed that the process works for all teachers; not just those with training in that area. That is obviously the strong suit - and it is MARVELOUS! What I found equally compelling and of considerable use is that the process allows me to look at my instruction, the different concepts, etc -- and helps me to figure out what is needed to learn this concept. For instance - if this concept requires strength in a certain modality to master the content; then I can adjust my activities so that I focus on the activities that will not only support the learning styles of the students; but will target those areas necessary for mastery of that content. This training is marvelous - and in Oklahoma is available through a state funded grant! What a marvelous tool for us as educators!!

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

getting absolutely excellent training AND useful materials.

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

Wonderful! Knowledgeable and professional.

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

Train a lot of teachers and be able to pay them for the extra days of work.

Ways to make it better...

I could have attended more training

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

they have a very large audience to reach - and there is never enough time designated for teacher inservice/training.

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

If you are an educator and you have not heard of All Kinds of Minds.....do yourself a favor. Go to their wwebsite and check it out!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

Role:  Professional with expertise in this field & Special Education teacher with training and experience in differentiated learning and learning styles.