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Review for Lungevity Foundation, Chicago, IL, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

When I was diagnosed with lung cancer in 2015 I was terrified, I had never known anyone who had lung cancer, the only thing I had ever heard about it was that it was a cancer found in old men who had smoked for years. I did not fit any of those criteria. I was a healthy, active, non-smoking female in my early 60's. I was confused by all the medical jargon, I didn't even know the right questions to ask so I went to Google and fortunately as I waded through all the misinformation and terrifying statistics online I came upon the name Lungevity and if for no other reason than I thought the name was a cute play on words I clicked on it and I am so thankful I did. I found tons of updated information as well as many others who were just like me who made me feel welcome and supported. Lungevity works extremely hard to bring awareness and raise funds for research of lung cancer. I was immediately a fan and signed up to become a social media ambassador for them. I am forever grateful for this amazing organization.

Role:  Volunteer
 

Review for Heifer Project International, Inc., Little Rock, AR, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I am an area volunteer for Heifer International and would like to clear up some misconceptions in a previous post. The original animals Heifer donates to needy families are neither sold nor eaten. They are an opportunity for a family to earn a living through the sale of the products the animals produce such as milk, eggs, honey etc. The first offspring of the animal is passed on to another needy family and so on. I have been to Heifer headquarters (green),in Little Rock, Arkansas to the Heifer Ranch in Perryville, Arkansas, and on a study tour to Armenia and I can assure you every cent that is contributed to Heifer International is well spent. Heifer does not give people an animal and leave them, they are there educating them on the care of the animals, supplying veterianary care and help in producing feed among other services. Heifer is one of the most transparent agencies you will find. I am proud to be a part of this organization that has been around since 1944 and has helped many people become self sufficient and communities come together that once were at odds and they have empowered women and educated girls where otherwise they may not have had that opportunity.

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

I am an area volunteer for Heifer International.

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

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Role:  Volunteer & I toured Armenia as a Heifer volunteer and saw first hand the incredible work Heifer did there in helping people and communities come together and become self sufficient.