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Robert O.

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Review for Listen Community Services & Thrift Stores, Lebanon, NH, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

The New Year's Eve (Soup Kitchen) Dinner at LISTEN, last night, was SUPERB! The Cooking/Serving Team gets a special THANK YOU, for the Rare, Medium Rare, and Medium Well [-done] cuts of Prime Rib, the red skinned Mashed Potatoes, Broccoli, and Garden Salad [and Dessert]! (Special Thanks to Dave and the Norwich Lions for the 65 pounds of Prime Rib...and a Splendid Feast. (no one left hungry or mal-nourished. Dave even came out of the Kitchen and ate with us! And the New Year's decorations were quite fitting!)

Role:  Client Served

Review for Listen Community Services & Thrift Stores, Lebanon, NH, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

Last Night's Community (Soup Kitchen) Dinner at LISTEN, prepared by the Norwich Lions cook team, was superb. The Prime Rib was awesome, as were the real red-skinned mashed potatoes, the broccoli, and homemade dinner rolls, the garden salads, and the assorted desserts. Thank You Dave & Norwich Lions for the superb January 1st, 2014 Dinner. Special Thanks to Steve Perkins for brewing the coffee with Love in it, and all those who made that feast a meal and community gathering to remember, and start the New Year off right.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

A lot

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Quite well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

Role:  Client Served

Review for Listen Community Services & Thrift Stores, Lebanon, NH, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

Tonight's LISTEN Community Dinner was prepared by the Etna Baptist cook team (except John and Becky-who were tending to some family business), using their regular "North End of Boston Spaghetti Sauce recipe" (which legend has it Pastor Ted brought from Andover-Newton Theological School). Garden Salads with assorted dressings, and Applesauce were the appetizers. The main course was superbly cooked spaghetti and meat sauce, Garlic Bread, and a vegetable mix of corn and carrots. Assorted cakes were served for dessert. Beverages included Cranberry Juice Cocktail, Milk from McNamara's Dairy, Coffee brewed with Love in it, and ice water. I made my usual standard inquiry with numerous fellow diners, as to whether "Everything was to their dining satisfaction". No adverse comments or concerns were noted, although the lack of valet parking was noted by a few folks-and I accept responsibility for that tonight, as I didn't arrive until a half-hour after the meal started being served.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

Role:  Client Served

Review for Witness Justice, Frederick, MD, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I've had occasion to "witness" the timely leadership of a CEO who sought to ensure the equal participation of a host of consumers in a "health planning process", who were not initially "invited to the (discussion) table", but through Witness Justice contacting of and subsequent action by appropriate Congressional leaders, the administrator(s) of these health planning initiatives, made space at the table for previously excluded consumers. Thank You Helga Luest, CEO of Witness Justice! - Robert Olcott, Lebanon, NH

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Likely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A lot

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

Role:  General Member of the Public

Review for TRUTHOUT, Sacramento, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

What I most enjoyed about Truthout, being on a limited fixed income, was their "disclaimer" saying something to the effect that if you can't afford to donate, don't worry, but please tell your friends about us. Most of the articles I see in Truthout, are not affected by the publications' relationship to advertisers (as when Molly Ivins was writng for the Dallas paper, and she wrote an item critical of an automobile, and the Dallas Auto Dealers pulled all their advertising from that paper, and the Editor took out billboards "Molly Ivins can't say that, can she?").

Role:  Client Served & I've shared information from Truthout, that others found helpful.