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Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Jonah Project is an amazing organization that really invests everything that they have into the streets of skid row. They do their best bringing hope back into that hopeless place. And they are so persistent in loving these people, it blows my mind. I have served with them for a year and the things I have experienced are crazy. And they have been doing this for years now. The Jonah Project is really the oasis of Skid Row, and they are serving these homeless people and drug addicts with so much endurance and with really a 'supernatural' love. they amaze me. Respect.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I go down to the Jonah Project 2 times a week.
It is amazing what they do, and with what love and compassion they serve the people on skid row. The Jonah project is really a light down in the dark allies of skid row. It really gives people hope again. It shows that they are loved, and not forgotten.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

This non profit truly changed my life. I got a new perspective on how people in skid row live and if the Jonah Project is willing to be down their 24/7, that shows true commitment and character. God is doing his work through these people and making a difference. They are incredible!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Jonah Project is so amazing! the people here are wonderful and try to help no matter what. God is working through these people and helping those in need.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Jonas Project has changed mine and the whole youth ministry at Knott Avenue Christian Church's perspective of heart. We all now realize that God has really come down on the Jonah Project and provided love. We all can't wait to go back and sing Happy Birthday songs, Serve Food, and help clean up the community :]

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Jonah Project touches many people on the streets of Los Angeles...they are reaching out to the people that many would count out but not due to this team. I have seen them in action and they are making such a great impact on their area. One day because of their efforts skid row will no longer be homeless, but fully residential. And it is because of people like this.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I have seen the amazing affects of the Jonah Project as well as have a friend Volunteering in it. It is doing amazing things and is a huge blessing for the community!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have been hearing so much about the Jonah project and how amazing it is so I decided to check it out of myself and my goodness they weren't joking. This organizataion is awesome. They help so many people l and over all that they love them. Its so exciting to see people being pro active going out and making a difference.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

the jonah project is amazing, they help so many on a daily basis, and all the people who work there are so humble and are truely a blessing tho those they are helping, they are takeing a huge step of faith by helping the part of the community that others foget about or could careless about

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Jessica M.

Volunteer

Rating: 4

Our youth group Rise Up volunteered this past Saturday with the Jonah Project. It was an amazing experience in more ways than one. The Jonah Project has a great urban, artsy feel inside, and is a place of belonging for many. Many of our youth were witnessing skid row and the vastness of homelessness for the first time. The Jonah project daily makes a difference by cleaning trash from Skid Row, providing a warm meal, a new fresh change of clothing, and most importantly they share Christ's love with those in hard situations. It was eye opening and challenging to know that we were impacting people for one day, but the Jonah Project does this on a daily basis as their mission. The Jonah project is a home for those that don't have one, and they are family to many who don't have any. They are doing amazing sacrificial work among the streets of Skid Row.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Jonah Project was awesome! I loved serving there and I loved helping out Patrick and the gang. From handing out food, cleaning up trash on the streets, and just building relationships with the people on skid row, the Jonah Project is really making a positive difference in the LA community

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Volunteering at the Jonah Project was an absolute joy! Patrick and Mary were so genuine and inspirational. I plan on coming back within the next year

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Scott K.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

They are doing something different! They have a worker sleeping on the street to know what the real needs are. This is something that is needed. Finding the need and fulfilling that need. They are also connected with the Dream Center, so the homeless have a place to go if they do not want to be homeless anymore.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I was so blessed serving and loving people at the Jonah Project. This was our second trip to LA. All the high school students I work with loved going back. We served food, picked up garbage, shared listened and talked and prayed for people, sorted cloths, had had the time of our life. God is using the leadership of The Jonah Project to heal, and bring Jesus' love to this community.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Jonah Project is reaching so many hurting people and transforming their lives! I commend the Jonah Project, Patrick and his family for devoting their lives to this amazing work by transformed lives down on Skid Row!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Jonah Project is such an amazing outreach! It has had such an amazing impact on my life. I feel so blessed to be able to be apart of this ministry and be down there helping out and changing lives along side these amazing people! I strongly encourage anyone who has a heart for the broken people to come down and be help serve at the Jonah Project.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been at the Jonah Project a couple of times during my five months in LA and I am just so impressed of the work they are doing there. I had the amazing oppertunity to spend Thanks Giving with the Ersige´s family (the family who started and run the Jonah project) and at the house I met a man named Carlos. And Carlos told me his story and how he used to live on streets of skidrow and that his life is completely changed because of the Jonah-Project. They showed him Jesus´s love and that loved changed him. The Jonah-project are so loving, I´v never seen anything like it in my life, to be honest. They gave up there lives to life for the poor and homeless people in the innercity of LA, and they are making a huge diferens there!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

i love going to the Jonah Project! Its always an adventure going down there and seeing all the miracles that take place there. I love the testimonies and i love being able to share my testimony to everyone there. One time we gave our shoes to the Jonah Project and it was such an amazing event!

Christina S.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I love this Outreach. they really go out of their way to reach the people that everyone else seems to forget. They become family to these broken people and become a light in such a dark hopeless seeming place. i actually got the privilege of giving away shoes to the people on skid row through the Jonah Project.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

its an amazing place and has the most amazing volunteers that love helping people that live on Skid Row

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I volunteer on Skid Row at least twice a week. When I walk down the streets, I can't help but feel on edge. Everywhere I turn I see a different heartache and even more filth. The Jonah Project is the only place on Skid Row that I feel completely safe. The Pastors and volunteers have done an incredible job at creating a peaceful, comfortable, healthy, refreshing, and- above all- loving atmosphere. I've had multiple conversations with those who live on the streets, and they all share similar opinions. One woman said to me, "I go to the Jonah Project every time the doors are open; it's the only place my mind ever rests." It is so evident that the people not only have a deep appreciation for the organization, but they also highly respect the Pastors and volunteers at the site. Lives are being transformed because the Jonah Project chooses to operate out of excellency, integrity, and love. With more funding, the organization could make an even greater impact on the community.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Jonah Project is EXTREMELY awesome! I love the compassion that the visionaries posses and their relentless pursuit to rescue the lost and the hurting at any cost. Since having the opportunity to volunteer with the JP my passion and compassion for God's people has increased tremendously.......Serving and loving on the homeless has transformed my life forever.... I love it sooooo MUCH....

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Jonah Project is so amazing and has the most amazing volunteers with a heart for helping people living on Skid Row.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I help out the Jonah Project weekly, i can honestly say that they reach out and show love unconditionally. i believe that what they do is a safe alternative to the streets, where many homeless people can come and experience love. this place has big dreams and needs your funding to make these dreams come true. i appreciate everything that the Jonah Project provides, from coffee, entertainment, love and a clothing store this place has it all!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The jonah project is amazing, you wont find a more humble and willing group of people who are dedicating their lives and time to serveing a cause bigger then themselves, in the middle of skid row who would think of builing a shelter for the homeless, amongst the drugg addicts and abandoned. these people care for others more then themselves and they deserve so much praise! they deserve all the help they can get and they would be so greatful and soooooooo thankful!
they are doing such an amazing act serving the part of their community that no one else cares about!

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Volunteer

Rating: 4

Wow the Jonah project is just such an awesome charity! I just love that its just a place to relax and get away from all the craziness on skid row and at the same time all the people who come into the Jonah Project are seeing and feeling God's love and not only that but getting help for physical things as well.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Jonah Project is an amazing place where they help people!

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Alyssa Torres

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Jonah Project is so amazing. Helping out on skidrow transforming the lives of everyone out there. People who have never known comfort, security, love receive that from those that go out and minister. It changes there lives forever and helps provide for those in need.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Jonah project is an amazing outreach to those on skid row who otherwise wouldnt recieve the help offered to them through this wonderful program. i have the privelage of volunteering at the dream center, and cant wait to be more involved in it,

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Jonah project is impacting thousands of lives in the downtown Los Angeles area. I completely appreciate everything that they have done and am honored to even know about this organization. The works that they do in the community far exceed anyones expectations of what any other organization does. 100% AWESOME!!!!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

These guys are doing an amazing work sharing love and filling needs on Skid Row. My time with them was one of the highlights of the week that I spent in LA.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Jonah project is so amazing. I volunteered there several times anf their vision of helping the needy and just being there to be a safe place to hangout. I had the opportunity of leading worship and to see the passion the people had was extremely beautiful. I couldn't ask for a better place to go to and volunteer.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

So amazing ! The love that all of the Staff has is so contagious . The work being done is so awesome !

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Jonah Project is amazing! I have been down there twice now and have been able to see the incredible work they are doing out on skid row. People in skid row's lives are being changed because of this organization!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Jonah Project is such an awesome place! they are just so loving and caring. it is a place where people from skid row can come and hangout. so many people have been changed because of it!!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Wow! The Jonah Project is amazing and is changing so many lives in California. I actually got the chance to go down to skid row and get the up close and personal feel for what it was all about. Skid row will forever be changed because of the Jonah Project. These people have a passion for loving people, all kinds of people. The most beautiful thing about this project is that it is saving so many lives by telling them about Jesus Christ.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

jonah project is AMAZING!!!! They do much more than they say!!!! To God be the glory for them!!! They are impacting skid row like never before!!!!!!!:)

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am in the movement at the dream center and we get the privilage to have the jonah project at a track were we get to go work with them twice a week and help them with whatever they need us to do. We are there to serve them and the needy out in skid row. I have always had a heart for the homeless and really am so impacted by the amount of hope they help these people find again and the love they just poor out to them. its very inspiring and i love that i get to be apart of something so life changing not only for the people on skid row but for the people who get to see the lives change out there.

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Volunteer

Rating: 4

I Have been around skid row a few times and it has been a very intense for me. When I am there the whole world stops, I feel no emotion. You can see the hoplessness and the sadness. People wondering around striving to keep there life. It is hard for me to be there. But to see the heart of what the Jonah Project is doing is amazing! They have had a couple worship nights down there that have been Awesome! Praying with people and feeding them you could see the light arise in there eyes, they were so hopeful! All they need is help! There is a lot of them that just need someones help and love to get back on there feet! The Jonah Project has really touched many lives just being down there consistantly, loving on them helping them and just being there for them! One by one there hearts open to Jesus!!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Jonah Project is a organization!! They have a great mission field, and are reaching out to lost souls that can be won back to Christ and they are out there giving that gospel to those who need it so that they can be saved. The people running it are very strong Christians and have a great faith in God!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am a volunteer at the Jonah Project from the Dream Center. I go to skid row twice a week and each time I am there I leave changed by God's amazing works he is doing there. There are new changes each week. There are always new faces. All the people who are involved are so passionate about this place because they know that it is a gift from God. They want to share Jesus with all who want to have their lives changed and help them to live their dream. I am so blessed to be a part of the Jonah Project.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been to Downtown LA, specifically Skid Row/Herion Alley many times during both the day and the night. When I first started visiting those areas of downtown with the Dream Center, there were only the missions to help the people living on the streets. Then came the Jonah Project like a bright light was just turned on in a dark room. The Jonah Project gives hope to thousands of people each week who come and stop by. It offers others a safe refuge, an acknowledging and uplifting atmosphere, and loving people. People can play piano, just hang out on couches, talk and eat, do whatever they want to do. Jonah Project is a great place for people to come who are wanting more than drugs, alcohol, and sex. They are searching for meaning and purpose. And the Jonah Project offers just that - a way to connect with people who can help them. I strongly suggest everyone check out the Jonah Project - you are sure to leave inspire and in awe.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Two trips to the Dream Center landed our high school team at Jonah's Project. Wow! The Love, the Dignity, Prayer that is shared with so many on Skid Row. Pastor Patrick and his Team offer so much to those stuck on Skid Row LA. Unconditional Love is prevalent. Jonah's project provides hot meals, clothing, conversation and just plain help. If a charity was deserving of financial help, please let it be Jonah's project. There is so much more they could accomplish and provide for those on Skid Row LA. Let Jonah's Project be an example.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I love this program. What they are doing on Skid Row is just amazing. Hope is handed out like candy to the people. Person by person the world change because of the Jonah Project. I was Blessed to be able to go and volunteer here.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Jonah Project is an amazing place that helps people get their lives back, but not only teaching them to get off of Skid Row but truly teaching them to live again. We send a group out to the Jonah Project weekly and the work they do there is so life changing. Visiting there not only changes the outlook for those on Skid Row, but for everyone. It is a place of real transformation.

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Mollie M.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I volunteered with the Jonah Project and it was amazing. I felt like i had a chance to make a difference when i went out and talked to people on skid row. The stories of the people were heartbreaking to hear and made me stop and think. I really enjoyed the experience and feel so blessed to have been a part if it. I would gladly work with them again.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I had the privileged to work with the Jonah Project for one night and got to minister to the people on the streets of skid row. The people who work at the Jonah Project are extremely organized and truly have a genuine heart for the people of this area. They split us into groups in order for us to be the most effective and it was amazing the testimony's that we all had at the end. The are a great organization!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

My High School leadership team and I have a service project that we do every semester, and within the last couple years we've started teaming with the Jonah Project down in LA. I have personally been three times, and all the experiences have not only helped the homeless but have been truly impact full to my life as well, which I was not expecting. The Jonah Project provides a safe environment and almost like a "getaway" place for the homeless to come and gather, converse, receive free meals, obtain clothing and shoes, and encounter God.
This last week when we went to the Jonah Project, our group was divided into subgroups to help serve in different areas within the building and right outside the building. The areas that we all served in were: cleaning up trash outside and inviting the homeless in, serving food and drinks, helping pass out clothes in the closet, and just conversing with the homeless as they were there. I was in the closet helping people find the right clothes to fit their needs. One instant that really impacted my life was when we had just given out the last pair of socks that was out and an older, frail looking, bandaged up lady came in looking for some socks to have because she was always cold, especially at night. When she was told that we were sorry and there were no more socks she looked sad and like a hope had been crushed. I noticed that I was wearing a pair of warm, fuzzy socks inside a pair of Ugg boots, and my heart just ached for her. So I took off my socks and gave them to her, and her reaction will always stay with me. I have never seen someone so touched by, to us, a simple article of clothing. She kept repeating "Oh my, thank you! I am so lucky today! I have been so cold, and these will help. They're perfect!" And seeing how touched this lady was just made me want to give everything extra that I have to those that don't have any. I feel that this is what the Jonah Project is living out everyday. I feel like they are making an impact on the homeless in so many more ways than anyone can really grasp. Their ministry is really, truly blessing not only those that volunteer, but more importantly, the lives of the homeless that they're helping survive. :)

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I go to the Jonah Project every Saturday and occasionaly on Fridays and I'm never not impressed by the love I feel when I first walk in. Skid Row is a sad, poverty stricken area that the Jonah Project provides temporary relief from. People get to just hang out there, no strings attached. People running the JP have a sincere heart for God, and do a great job displaying his love towards the hurt and the broken. I believe they will succeed so much more than they already have and soon will be known as a safe house and light for the ones on the streets!

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Volunteer

Rating: 4

Chris Brown

the Jonah project is amazing!! its a great way to connect with others, it also helps out a lot. the presence of God is very powerful in that place and God is really working there and they have great coffee!

Volunteer

Rating: 4

The Jonah Project is a great place for people who are in need of a little extra help getting through some tough times. This safe haven is a God filed place that is doing great things in the Kingdom of God. This is truely a one of a kind ministry, that is shaking people lives at the core.
-Zac Persello

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Ayana B.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

My name is Ayana, and I am a senior in highschool. This was my first missions trip, and I would have to say that I made an amazing choice. The people at the Jonah Project were so friendly and on fire for God. It was refreshing to see people who generally want to help people that are less fortunate. My time spent there was one of a kind and I will go back. Everything was organized and they always had jobs to suit everyone's needs. I also felt extremely safe in the Jonah Project member's hands.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Working with the Jonah Project totally blessed me in numerous ways. I was there with a group of about 80 total and am part of YWAM Denver. We were able to serve coffee and cupcakes (that looked delicious I might add), help the homeless pick out a new, clean outfit from the clothing room, minister on the streets, pick up trash, and just plain love on the people who don't necessarily always feel loved. What the Jonah Project is doing is amazing and radical and I hope that more people have the pleasure of working with them someday.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Jonah Project is one of the few ministries out there, today, who really reaches out wholeheartedly to the homeless of skid row. They are incredible, and serving with them is truly eye-opening and awe-inspiring. God does great things through the Jonah Project, and He will continue to do so. I am thrilled to have worked with them, and I support their ministry, fully.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Jonah Project is a program that really just loves on the needy and feeds the hungry and meets people where they are at. Its beyond what the regular standard of the world today. Im proud to be a part of this project.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I worked with the Jonah Project last week. Being able to join with their ministry for a short time was such a blessing to me. They are truly doing the work of Christ.

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Angelle B.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

One of my great friends is heavily involved in the Jonah project and she is always talking about how amazing it is and how many lives have been changed. it is an amazing organization that continues to change the lives of ordinary people everyday.

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Cheryl B.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

My niece volunteers here. Serving others has changed her life in awesome ways. What a great thing for everyone involved! I wish I could be part of it too.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Great organization!!! I am truly blessed to be a part of this organization!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am truly blessed with what the Jonah Project is doing at Skid Row. I have had the opportunity of serving with them with my local church community group for a few months now. Pastor Jedi and Patrick have a genuine heart to love the homeless and poor in the city of Los Angeles. They represent Christ through their own personal lives and through the project movement.
Each time I serve at Skid Row I leave with such encouragement and feel they are accurately portraying Christ and living out the gospel by sharing the good news of the Cross. The worship sessions are also exciting, young, and diverse in culture, which is extremely engaging to those living on the streets.
I praise the Lord for the Jonah Project and their testimony to God's faithfulness! Please continue with this ministry and witness to those at Skid Row.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I just got back from volunteering at the Jonah Project. These people are truely amazing! I had an awesome time helping out, and I had some fun while I was at it! They are doing what not many other people would do on a daily basis, and they are extraordinary for that. They bring love, joy and a little bit of stability to the people's lives on Skid Row. While I was there, we handed out food and drinks to people that really needed it and helped out in any way possible. They are truely wonderful people and it was a pleasure to help them out.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I cant even put into words how amazing this place is! There is so much love, hope and joy. People come here to find rest and get their needs met- physically, spiritually. To get to serve here and know the people here is a blessing!! I have seen first hand lives changed because of this place- it is unlike any other mission on Skid Row. It is WONDERFUL!!!!!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have helped out at the Jonah Project once and I cant wait to go back! The workers there were so friendly and it was obvious they loved what they were doing. It was such a wonderful experience, thank you Jonah Project :)

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I volunteered at the Jonah Project this week. The individuals who run the project have dedicated their entire lives to serving the people who live in Skid Row. Multiple times a day the organization opens their doors to those in need and they fill those needs by providing food, clean drinking water and clothing for them. They also send out volunteers to pick up trash on the street to make the area a better place for those living in it. The Jonah Project is absolutely amazing. Everything they do is for the better of others; they do nothing to advance themselves. I wish every organization had the heart they do!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

i have volunteered at the Jonah Project a few times and each time i am just totally amazing by the love and compassion that everyone there has. i love it there because everyone is just so chill and relaxed and loving. everyone has open arms and so much love for people. it is like a huge family and they make you feel like you are part of the family. i love spending time down there with them and reaching the people just by showing love. one night we went down to do a worship night on the street and they had coffee and donuts and the way they just loved on the people blows my mind out of the water. they just have this true love and heart for that area and it made me want to get more involved! i love the Jonah Project with my whole heart and soul!!!!!