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Review for Valley Mission Inc, Staunton, VA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I want to write not just about the homeless folks who live there. I also want to write about the angels who work there. The so called miracles that touch the human spirit. Beverly,the Chaplain is a special angel. In the face of adversity and challenges we all face in our lives from time to time.Beverly knows how to open minds and hearts to God. She can definitely make the blind see,the blind as in showing folks the way to better lives. Folks seeing light at the end of the tunnel and strenghtens the rope for folks just hanging on a string. My wife Wendy works there and was having lunch with her. She is also an angel. I can see deeply in her soul when it comes to the mission and what she wants to accomplish.The smile she gives and the respect for the folks that happen to be down on their luck. Heather is another angel who works well with the families and happened to come to Wendy's office to look for a few books to entertain 2 children. She could have grabbed any book. She searched and searched through the pile for something that she felt in her heart that the children would enjoy. There are many other angels within the mission who work together to bring light into the mission. I see the smiles of the folks living there for they can see and feel hope. Warm clean beds,good meals and clean facilities. Through our busy lives we run past the homeless. Some we can see who are begging in the street and some we dont see who are living under a bridge or in a alley way. Everyday people just like you and me who dont have anywhere to go. The homeless dont have any particular face. There are some people who throw scraps from their tables and treat them like animals. Some give dirty clothes so they can feel that they atleast gave something. At Valley Mission everyone is treated with human dignity. Donations are checked to make sure of wholesomeness. At Valley Mission donations are crucial. Some are sold in the thrift stores to help with operations and many items are given to those living there in need. At Valley Missions people dont feel like they are low on the totem pole. Everyone living there are treated well and with dignity.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

I personally received joy in giving. On Christmas Day I will smile at the thought of the person who opens the box and receives brand new work boots I bought

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

Outgoing and friendly

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?


Role:  Donor & Bought christmas gifts and donated to thrift store.