I have volunteered with Ragan's HOPE for over 3 years. We provide gas cards to allow the family to get the child to an important medical appointment, meals, clothing, school supplies, of help with paying a bill. Those are all important and help ease a parent's worries. But, often the best way we help is just to lend a listening ear as a mom or dad vents about what they are going through. The child's illness effects the entire family and sometime just knowing they have someone to listen means everything to them. We cry with them when times are bad or uncertain, and we also rejoice with them when they celebrate even small victories!
For anyone who has never heard of Ragan’s Hope, thier mission statement would provide a basic understanding of what this organization does. But there’s so much more. Ragan’s Hope does help with their finances by paying a bill; providing food, clothing, and other expenses. But, volunteers and staff are also there ready to lend a helping hand; deliver a meal, sit with the parent while their child is in the operating room, pray with them, or just provide a listening ear when they need to vent.
As a Ragan’s Hope volunteer, I have had the privilege to work alongside some of the most dedicated and selfless individuals who give gladly of their time, energy, and resources to make this organization’s mission a realization. As we get to know the families, they become our friends; and we stand by them lifting the child and parents in prayer during emergencies; but we also rejoice with them over big and small victories.
I’ve been with Ragan’s Hope for less than two years; but during that time, I have seen this organization grow by leaps and bounds. The founders are good stewards of funds entrusted to it through donations. They lead by integrity and a genuine faith in Jesus Christ who has enables them to succeed.
I have served with this organization since it started and have seen hundreds of families receive support. It is an honor to be involved and making a difference in others lives. The mission is to not only help families learn to endure but also embrace their new normal.
Glad to be apart of this foundation and see the volunteers give of their time to support the families coming through the organization. Families are being supported long-term; this is not a group that comes and goes...long-lasting support is being given.
Our family have benifitted from this foundation. They haven't stopped supporting us when others have abandon us. I cannot say enough about this organization and its volunteers.
Ragan's HOPE provides an amazingly well-rounded support system for parents and families of young children. Yes they provide meals, groceries, mail encouraging cards, make hospital visits, make home-deliveries of Easter/Back-to-School/Thanksgiving items, offer educational support and lift each other up in prayer...but it goes deep than that. It's people connecting with other people on a personal level. It's people bonding with other people in a unique way. It's people helping other people to grow personally, mentally and spiritually.
I have been involved with Ragan's HOPE for 2 years and it has blessed my life in a wide range of areas. First, it has broaden my perspective on what's important in life and reminds me not let the "insignificant" things worry me or get me stressed. To see the smiles on the faces of the families we serve and those I serve alongside is the best reward. Second, it has given me the opportunity to place in my life some of the most amazing and encouraging people. This includes volunteers and executive members within the organization, the families we serve nationwide and the local businesses and residents that help us make things happen. Their generosity is humbling! Third, it has helped me grow as a person and challenged me in new ways that I wouldn't otherwise have experienced. It has helped me step out of my comfort zone.
At the end of the day, I think the best gift you can give is your personal time. Ragan's HOPE allows me to share this gift as often as I like by with a multitude of ways to volunteer on my own schedule!
I've just started volunteering with Ragan's Hope this last year and it has been an amazing experience and I can't wait for more! It's helped me connect with people, hear their stories, and help them with their needs .By giving back to them and helping I've been able to learn and see in action how small things can have a big impact. Even if it's just a bag with a few things to help make their lives easier they're always so grateful and I'm happy I could be apart of that. It's a great experience, great staff, and for a great cause.
It is truly a blessing to serve along side of such wonderful volunteers. They give of their time to the families being supported and are supportive of the organization's mission.
We have been supported by this wonderful foundation. We appreciate all they do and that they continue to provide guidance and support Long term.
Ragans hope is a blessing to our family, they understand the challenges families with medically fragile children experience and anticipate their needs in such a miraculous way
I have been a volunteer for the past 3 years and personally experienced the powerful impact Ragan's HOPE has on the families we serve. I've heard stories of parents brought to tears, I've received emails from incredibly gracious parents and I've read testimonies from parents who don't know where they would be today without the support of Ragan's HOPE. We're an organization that covers all bases with families from the minor details of sending a card to let them know someone is praying for them to sitting beside them while their child undergoes surgery. It's so inspiring and such a blessing to be a part of a team that helps shape the lives of others!
We are new to the Ragan's Hope family, but are impressed by their desire to help the families coming through the organization. Our family is currently being served and we are thankful for the work they are doing.
We love volunteering with Ragan's HOPE and believe in the work they do. This organization is very well structured and cares not only about those they are serving, but also for the volunteers who serve within the foundation. If you are looking for a place to serve, we suggest you contact Ragan's HOPE!
Ragan's Hope has helped my family thru the tough times my daughter has gone thru alot always sick constantly in hospital and thru her surgeries. They blessed my family from prayers thru holidays and food thank you so much from the bottom of my heart The Escamilla Family from San Antonio,Tx.
“Ragan’s HOPE is a tremendous blessing to our family. Not only did they assist us while our son was hospitalized but even after we came home. We appreciate the prayers, the phone calls and every holiday thought. Ragan’s HOPE has made a difference in all of our lives. Every volunteer that we have been in contact with has been absolutely wonderful to our family. When we had nowhere else to turn, Ragan’s HOPE was right there. Ragan’s HOPE is truly a God sent. Thank you all so very much”
The McLane Family
I can't begin to say what Ragan's Hope Has done for me any two babies because there's not enough words to say how grateful and blessed we are to have them in our lives. They are more than just a support team and a prayer team. They are family to us and I know that we can always count on them to be there for us day in and day out. They have been here for me and my family in more ways than I can count and I am very grateful to have them in our lives.
I have been volunteering wih Ragan's HOPE for 3 years and love this organization! They help parents with children who have catastrophic injuries or illnesses endure the initial impact and adjust and prepare for the future.
I came across this wonderful company through a patient of mine who volunteered for them. I investigated their background, listened to their stories and felt God was asking me to join them on their journey. I've had personal volunteer experiences and the company I worked for has joined me on this beautiful adventure. In each opportunity the company has been there for support and guidance. I love how they provide companionship, helping hands, just true acts of God's will to their families in need and not just financial support. Truly a remarkable company.
Ragan's Hope has been a wonderful part of our journey through medical issues. We always know we have support from everyone with Ragan's. Wether it be spiritual, financial, or a meal. I can't express how blessed we are to have Ragan's Hope as a part of our lives.
I have been involved with Ragan's Hope for several years. I love being involved with a foundation that supports children with severe illnesses & injuries. Although at times, the families & their stories can really tug at my heartstrings... it is a true blessing to be a part of their lives. Ragan's Hope provides a lot of resources from meals to the families ( at home... or in the hospital ) , gift cards to assist with gas, food, or clothing...to getting furniture donated and assist in the moving. Many families spend long hours, days, weeks...in the hospital. Ragan's Hope is there from the beginning...and on-going...into the future. Ragan's Hope connects directly with the families & children to offer them encouragement during the difficult and unknown times , and support to embrace the future.