My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Sky Cross, Inc., San Antonio, TX, USA
Personally, I am involved in many volunteer projects at my church. I was busy, but the 'feeling' was not present. It was more like 'busy' work than that of a self-fullfilling type of work. I had heard of Skycross and the only thing I knew of it was that they collected blankets and coats/jackets and flew them to the border region for distribution. Well, I decided to give them a call so I contacted Terry Bliquez and told him that I had a full-size pickup that was at his disposal whenever he needed it. Well, he welcomed me with open arms and told me that he was going to put me to 'work' ASAP. We loaded my truck and a one-axle trailer with provisons and drove five hours one way; unloaded and chatted with the non-profit at the other end; and drove five hours back. What a feeling! Never, I mean NEVER had I had a feeling of accomplishment - a feeling of actually seeing the fruits of labor (if one can call it 'labor'). It was stunning! I told Terry: "I want to do it, again". We had been going to the border at least twice a month. The last time was two weeks ago when we took blankets/jackets/pillows and clothes. I am ready to do it again, soon. My wife and I are blessed that we have a pickup that is paid for; that we can afford two tankfulls fo gas per trip; and that we are healthy enough to support this fine organization. My only regret is that I didn't step forward soon enough to assist Terry and his fine orgabization, Skycross.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
I have visited the non-profits at the receiving end and saw one of their distribution points. They are needy people helping needy people. Compared to them, we are so blessed. Therefore, I have seen the last stage of the distribution process save for the distribution itself and I am proud and content that I am but a cog in this vast wheel!
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
I am not privileged to see how the operation is managed for I am at the bottom of the totem pole. And from the bottom looking up - it is WORKING! I learned early in life - if it is working - don't mess with it. It's working great at my level.
Would you volunteer for this group again?
For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?
Did the organization use your time wisely?
Would you recommend this group to a friend?
What one change could this group make that would improve your volunteer experience?
Seek more businesses/people to donate.
Did your volunteer experience have an effect on you? (teaching you a new skill, or introducing new friends, etc.)
It taught me humility in a strong way. Yes, I have had the distinct pleasure of meeting some very good people who are doing great works.
How did this volunteer experience make you feel?
I feel as if my role in life was finally revealed to me. Doing what I do gives me a sense of self fullfillment and joy.
When was your last experience with this nonprofit?