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Springfield Rescue Mission, Inc.
February 16, 2011

I am a local area Pastor of Music & Worship and I have had several opportunities to serve at the mission. They are an have been an example of faithfulness and generosity through the years and their recovery program is well run and thorough. They have made a major impact for good not only on the men who regularly find shelter and healing from life's storms but also on the community at large with their Thanksgiving meals, Operation Sunshine runs (which distribute food to needy family within Springfield) and their program to collect school materials packed in a backpack for underprivileged children beginning their school year.

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

In their graduation services in which men who have struggled with addiction are now free and clean

Ways to make it better...

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

Volunteer my time, which others have done, to help renovate certain areas of the building. The building they are using is older and would benefit from renovation.

More feedback

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?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

What one change could this group make that would improve your volunteer experience?

More time could be spent in debriefing a group before serving in Operation Sunshine regarding details of what to expect and things to look for in the community.

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

I met several men who were involved in the program and have been able to encourage them in their journey. I was also touched by the need for basic necessities withing the Springfield area.

How did this volunteer experience make you feel?

It made me fee like I had made a difference in people's lives who really needed it.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

MY ROLE:
Volunteer & I have led music and spoken at their chapel services and was a part of Operation Sunshine both in food preparation and distribution.

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