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Other Options, Inc.
November 3, 2010

I have been affiliated with Other Options for more than 20 years as an advocate, supporter and volunteer. In the last two years I have become more involved and now serve on the board. I can't tell you how much gratitude I feel by helping in the small part that I do. This organization helps so many people with their food pantry and so many other services they provide, primarily for HIV & AIDS patients. Many people discriminate against these groups, but what people don't realize is that there are children and families that we help on a daily basis. Many people and families are affected by this disease. People tend to judge and they shouldn't.

The Great!

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

Those we help feed through the food pantry are growing in numbers as the economy worsens. These are chronically ill people who depend on nutrition to help prevent other illnesses with their underlying disease. In the last year, we have increased our outreach and now provide Humanitarian Medication relief to EIGHT countries and we are expanding that list regularly

Ways to make it better...

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

Move it to their own location rather than seeing them have to use their monies on rent. The Exec. Director is working hard to raise money to make that possible and has made huge strides in at lease securing a hefty down-payment on a building.

MY ROLE:
Volunteer & I manage the Humanitarian Medication Program.