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Review for Habitat for Humanity International Inc, Massillon, OH, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

Habitat for Humanity is truly a social justice ministry. Almost all partner families I have worked with are"working poor", families in need of decent housing who were previously exiled to substandard housing, often in areas where gangs, drugs and prostitution kept the children isolated for their own safety. The partner families have often taken on the care of children of their weaker siblings. Many times the partner families have handicapped children to care for. Somehow they manage these circumstances and still find the time to put in hundreds of sweat equity hours, honoring their commitment to Habitat and to their children. And with the equity they build in their homes, they often manage to provide a better start for their children than they had themselves.

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

Working under the tutelage and guidance go a first rate construction manager, receiving timely and thoughtful support from the warehouse manager and construction staff, utilizing a well-developed manual of construction standards and instructions that ensure uniformity and quality of construction, working with and hearing the stories of a deserving partner family, and working together with a well-organized staff of volunteers from Timken to put the partner family in their new home on schedule.

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

No changes. See below.

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?


Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?


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

Nothing - I have worked with a number of Habitat affiliates, and this one is the best-run, and most cost-effective

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

The effect is both practical (new skills, application of existing skills where they are needed) and profound (working with people who value the same things, and often believe the same things).

How did this volunteer experience make you feel?

Fulfilled. Valued.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?


Role:  Volunteer & Was volunteer co-leader of a house constructed by employees of Timken Company, and regular Volunteer.