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Sammy

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Review for Tempe Community Action Agency, Tempe, AZ, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

Urban Outreach is an organization of the First United Methodist Church. I am a volunteer in their Potter House evening coffee house which is held 3 nights per week. We provide services to the homeless, including coffee, a place to rest and to get out of the elements, clothing and hygiene supplies and a place to feel welcome and safe.

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

I see people receive much needed clothing and hygiene supplies, and in the cooler months, blankets. I see people get to eat the only meal they have had that day, and an opportunity to get out of 105 degree weather. I have also seen people, through another branch of Urban Outreach, help people to get transitional housing. These individuals have gotten the support they need to begin getting jobs, and make progress toward independence.

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

Remodel the Potter House to make it larger and accommodate more individuals.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

Did your volunteer experience have an effect on you? (teaching you a new skill, or introducing new friends, etc.)

This organization has helped me to understand the needs of the homeless and the tremendous work many of the local organizations do each week.

How did this volunteer experience make you feel?

Proud to be involved with this organization

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

Role:  Volunteer & I am the shift leader for the Tuesday evening Potter House.