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Review for Project Mend-A-House, Manassas, VA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

After reading in the local Newspaper about all the good works Project Mend-A-House has done, and continues to do, and having recently retired, I wanted to find out for myself more about the organization, so I volunteered for one of the projects (on a trail basis). I was so impressed by the dedication and compassion of the volunteers, the
Project Coordinator and the small office staff that I decided to join the group. One of the other deciding factors for me is the thankfulness and appreciation of the "clients".

Project Mend-A-House people will not just fix the immediate problem and leave , but look for the underlying cause. An example is the home we are working in now. The downstairs has a family room, two bedrooms and an utility room. The area got flooded during Tropical Storm Lee. Once the two feet deep water was eliminated, the work was begun on replacing the damaged walls and flooring. On noticing a crack in the outside of the foundation, the Mend-A-House volunteers dug out where the crack was and made the necessary repairs. Additionally, another volunteer cleaned the leaves from the roof gutters and another fixed a broken storm door.

TGhis is such a great and worthy organization that not only do I do volunteer work with them, but I aqlso make financial contributions.

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

doing volunteer work and being the recipient of the gratitute of the people we do work for.

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

No changes recommended.

Would you volunteer for this group again?


For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?


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What one change could this group make that would improve your volunteer experience?


Did your volunteer experience have an effect on you? (teaching you a new skill, or introducing new friends, etc.)

I found out that there a many talented, caring people willing to give of their time, talent, and resources to help those less fortunate.

How did this volunteer experience make you feel?


Role:  Volunteer & Most recent;ly I am working on restoring a once damaged flooded home.