My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for United Ministries, Inc., Baltimore, MD, USA
There are a lot of nonprofits that, somewhere along the line, lose sight of their original purpose to serve a community and instead end up serving themselves. While I've seen this with a lot of organizations which aim to help people experiencing homelessness, United Ministries is not one of them. Volunteering with Earl's Place gave me a chance to see that the staff puts clients' outcomes first. They are committed to helping the men who come through the program to overcome the obstacles in their lives that keep them from being who they want to be. And it shows. So many lives have been transformed by United Ministries, and it is absolutely heartwarming to hear how proud the staff is of each person who comes through the program. I am so proud to be able to support United Ministries in its mission!
Review for Lutheran World Relief, Baltimore, MD, USA
There are a lot of faith-informed organizations out there that seem more committed to providing flashy relief and winning converts than actually investing themselves into the populations they serve. From what I've seen, Lutheran World Relief is dedicated to long-term development, not merely showing up to places that are in the news then abandoning them once the media attention has passed. The staff members I have met are people with real heart and concern; it's always great to know organizations like this exist. They also provide very meaningful and useful information on the work they're doing in the countries; their blog is a pleasure to read.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
reading about the work they've done, talking to staff members, and talking to people in development who have observed LWR's work.
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
give them more money so they can expand their services.