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Review for Hias Inc, Silver Spring, MD, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

My father was helped by HIAS when he and his family were forced to leave Egypt in the 1950s. I remind myself that if it weren't for HIAS and the wonderful people that keep the org going that I wouldn't be here today. I currently volunteer with the org and help out with every chance I get so that I can help others. Whether raising money for programs or doing a scavenger hunt in the Lower East Side with young under privileged teens, I'm happy to help make a positive impact on an immigrants' experience in the US. Recently we began working with UpGlow to assist recent immigrants job seekers on resume workshops and mock interviews and the feedback receive from people is amazing. HAIS has definitely changed my view on world events and has made me more aware of what I can do to make a change.

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

they assist my father and his family in leaving Egypt in the 1950s under Nassers expulsion.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

The staff and volunteers Ive met at HIAS were and are amazing people that I'm happy to call friends. In the past I attempted to join other orgs and felt no connection to them. Every time I walk into a HIAS meeting, I feel that bond.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Do such amazing work with the refugees in Chad, Kenya, Congo - you'd see lives change in an instant. This isn't an org that just resettles it gives back the kindness that these people had stolen from them.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

Role:  Volunteer & I helped recent immigrants find their first job here with our upglow enent.