My family has been a recipient of excellent care and compassion from this nonprofit for the past eight years. I am the brother of a child who has special needs. My brother has a traumatic brain injury with a multitude of medical complications as a result of his injury. His brain injury has been a struggle within my family since 2004 when he was injured. Ragan's Hope has been there for my family through all of our ups and downs associated with my brother's medical condition. They have provided necessary aid that has truly helped our situation and our spirits with some of the friendliest people I have ever met. I feel as though they care about the services they provide. While they cannot magically mend all of our hurt, they improve my out look and that gives me hope.
Ragan's HOPE has supported our family since it started. We appreciate the prayers, calls, cards and texts. You realize you are not alone in this battle.
My family has been supported for several years now by Ragan's HOPE. They have been with us when friends and realatves were not...those times we felt so alone. The support has been from gas cards, meals, back to school, Thanksgiving and Christmas. We love getting our ongoing calls to checkin with us and lend an ear to hear our struggles.
Our family has been supported by Ragan's HOPE and they are wonderful. The continued follow up from volunteers brought us joy knowing that we were not forgotten. During hard times like we endure often times leaves a hopeless feeling but their support guided us to get through those times.
So proud of what this organization has and continues to accomplish. Our daughter started this foundation due to her personal experience and knows firsthand how to best support these families. Keep up the great work.
It is an honor to serve alongside such wonderful volunteers, leadership team and supporters. Seeing families being supported through this organization is amazing. The strength of this organization is due to the volunteers which allows families to be served long term.
We were in a pinch, needing new shoes for new orthotics, and Ragan's Hope really rose to the challenge to help us get our son what he needed.
Ragan's HOPE founder reached out to my family right after my son was diagnosed in June of this year. They have been such a blessing to us and consistently call or text checking up on Jason. They follow his FB blog about his journey and have their prayer warriors constantly praying for him and our family. If we need any material things to help or hands to do anything I know they will be there for us!! They have an awesome organization who truly cares about the well being of my son and my entire family. God bless them.
Ragan's HOPE is a wonderful organization that truly "walks the talk" of helping families with their needs as they present themselves. So often, the aid to families is limited to certain categories and requirement to fill out numerous forms and get documentation from social workers and physicians. From the moment I spoke with the volunteer assigned to us, I knew that I find a mission action focused foundation. It was a relief to talk to a volunteer who understood the needs of my patient child and sibling were equal in nature. While the resources were not available for the need of a flute for my daughter for school, we were provided a list of referrals and were able to secure one. What a blessing!
Ragan’s HOPE supports families with resources and especially prayers. It is a listening ear and shoulder to cry on or rejoice with!
Ragan's Hope has been there for our family through prayer, providing food, services and support. It's so wonderful to know that someone is there to help and stand in the gap for you when you just can't go on. Without their support we would have crumbled many times. Thank you Ragan's Hope for all you do.
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.