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Review for Heaventrain, Cleveland, OH, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I have been involved with Lighthouse both as a donor and as a volunteer. The reason I have aligned myself with Lighthouse is not just because of the mission, vision, and leadership (which are all great) but because of the significant impact that can be seen in generations of the Central community. If the proof is in the pudding, then the pudding of Lighthouse is thick with example of example of lives changed, people being empowered, and love experienced by a community that is often left on the fringe or just plain forgotten. Lighthouse has worked to not just swoop in like a hero with just food and leave, but rather stay and invest in the lives of the children, adults, and families. When times are hard and the messy details of a day-in and day-out lives of people will drive many away, Lighthouse has held the course and stood their ground, along side the people of central. Defying skeptics and odds, Lighthouse's impact in changing lives for the better is seen in the faces of volunteers, the children they are reaching, and the adults that were children once loved by the people of Heaventrain and Lighthouse.

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

I've met young men and women who's lives were changed by the impact of this nonprofit as they have been able to get out of the traps of being raised in a setting that is stacked against their success. I've heard the testimonies of volunteers of how even just one Saturday spent with Lighthouse has changed the course of their lives and minds forever. I have personally been touched at my core by the work of Lighthouse and the lives that are being impacted.

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

Just keep an ear to the ground and keep changing with the needs - not a change, just a continuation of what they are already doing.

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Role:  Donor & I brought a small team of volunteers to help with the summer feeding program.