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THE JONAH PROJECT
February 27, 2012

The Jonah Project is an amazing organization that really invests everything that they have into the streets of skid row. They do their best bringing hope back into that hopeless place. And they are so persistent in loving these people, it blows my mind. I have served with them for a year and the things I have experienced are crazy. And they have been doing this for years now. The Jonah Project is really the oasis of Skid Row, and they are serving these homeless people and drug addicts with so much endurance and with really a 'supernatural' love. they amaze me. Respect.

The Great!

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

I have seen a few people really change their way of life; that they got of the streets and off of drugs. This is a long and difficult process though. But many for the first time get to see a glimpse of hope through the jonah project.

Ways to make it better...

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

There is not much that I would change. I would try getting more long term staff and volunteers form the outside, so that not all of the responsibility would have to be on the shoulders of the leaders, Mary and Patrick Ersing.

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?

Okay

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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

They would need a bit more of organization, and leadership. Which is a clear result of not having enough long term staff and volunteers.

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

Being at the jonah project I gained allot soft skills. it was an amazing experience. One of the staff mentored me through out the process and it really shaped me into who I am today. The Jonah Project made Skid Row one of my favorite places in Los Angeles.

How did this volunteer experience make you feel?

I gained allot of self confidence. It made me feel like I could really make a difference in some ones life. Even though the climate of skid row isn't the best I always loved being down there, even though I would smell like weed and piss when coming back, it was totally worth it.

MY ROLE:
Volunteer & I lead teams of short termers out on the streets of skid row at least once a week over the period of a year. I helped had out cloth and food through out the week. I spend a lot of my time fellowshiping and loving on the homeless. I assisted and organized.

THE JONAH PROJECT
February 21, 2011

I go down to the Jonah Project 2 times a week.
It is amazing what they do, and with what love and compassion they serve the people on skid row. The Jonah project is really a light down in the dark allies of skid row. It really gives people hope again. It shows that they are loved, and not forgotten.

The Great!

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

I think it is amazing just to see a place, where the "unwanted" can come in so freely, and feel loved. I believe that this makes a difference in so many peoples lives. It gives the people hope...

Ways to make it better...

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

I cant think of something i would change. i mean, yes... they are not perfect. but i believe that they do every thing as good as they possibly could. and not for their own benefit, but just because they love the people.

MY ROLE:
Volunteer & I volunteer here 2 a week. .

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