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GlenBarde

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Review for Opal House, Snohomish, WA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I became involved with Opal House in it's first two years of existence with fundraising help. Then in 2009, I joined the board and now serve as Treasurer. I greatly stepped up my commitment to this transparent and very lean charitable Mission when I donated my large truck filled with machines for the farm and drove to Opal House from Seattle in May 2009. None of the board members nor DR Will and Diane Boegel receive salaries for this special children's mission with a super low overhead.
I have since spent nearly two months a year volunteering at Opal House each year, spearheading development of a large farm and also cooking and serving the many podiatric and orthopedic surgeons who spend an intense week every February reconstructing the bones of impoverished children in this country without a Children's hospital. Dr Will, Diane and all of the surgical volunteers make a real difference in the lives of countless children every year, both with medical and surgical care, but also with their religious and educational Montessori schools.
I am privileged to serve this Christian Mission serving the poor of Guatemala.

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

Find more hard working volunteers

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

Role:  Board Member