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Becky E.

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YWCA of Minot North Dakota
April 18, 2011

I have been with the Y.W.C.A only a short time but have already seen first hand what good work is being done in the community. The housing shortage is at an all time high in our area with the recent oil boom and I have been working with a homeless mother of three. I had exhausted all my resources then remembered the Y.W.C.A. I contacted the "Y" and without hesitation the director accepted my client into the shelter apartments. Thanks to the Y.W.C.A. and the opportunity I have had to volunteer there, a mother will have a home tonight, she will retain her employment, provide for her family, and most of she will retain her dignity in this difficult time.

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

Each month I sit on the Y.W.C.A. Board with ladies who are truly an example of "empowered women." These ladies are from all walks of life and all professions yet they all share the common goal of improving the lives of people in our community. It is an honor to work alongside these ladies who work tirelessly to help others. Prior to accepting the Board position I had been at lectures and presentations that the Y.W.C.A. had put on and I always found myself admiring the dedication of the volunteers!

Ways to make it better...

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

I have only been a member a short time therefore I am not sure what changes I would make except find a way to provide more funds for the work that is being done. The women's shelter needs work and could provide safety for so many families if only we could obtain more funding for the project.

MY ROLE:
Volunteer & Connected client with the Y.W.C.A. for emergency shelter.