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Portland Rescue Mission Ministries, Inc.
April 22, 2011

Portland Rescue Mission has been one of my most productive and rewarding volunteer experiences. I sense deeply the love and skill that go into caring for children and families and others who are in distress. Those who provide the services are highly motivated by a deep sense of Christian duty and service that helps them overcome any barriers that would normally separate them from those they serve. I have seldom seen the kind of sacrificial service provided by staff and volunteers at Portland Rescue Mission.

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

my numerous visits as I have served as a volunteer over several years and have developed good relationships with staff members and clients, especially those in residence.

Ways to make it better...

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

I am unaware of any areas where change is needed, but if I had large sums of money, I would not at all be reluctant to be a far more generous giver of my resources to support this very important and successful work.

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?

A lot

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?

Truly, there is no change which I see possible to make being a volunteer there more pleasant or rewarding

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

Definitely providing new friendships that have been surprisingly valuable to me. Just yesterday I brought a substantial amount of food to the Mission, immediately to find the warmth of the friendships I enjoy there as people welcomed me and responded with much gratitude.

How did this volunteer experience make you feel?

Inevitably, much appreciated, gratefully received, and uplifted by the experience.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

MY ROLE:
Volunteer & My work has been menial (carpentry) but I am confident that it contributes to the overall well being of those served by the Mission.