My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for OnBehalf.org, Playa del Rey, CA, USA
I have nothing but amazing things to say about how On Behalf has helped me and my family with their monetary grant. My wife and I are blessed with these gorgeous identical twins, and my wife seeing the fiscal struggle it has been putting me in every month went looking for someone that could help. She quickly found this wonderful and honest organization and began working with the kind their staff.
All without my knowledge, until one morning recently I saw an email with a monetary grant. No matter what the amount, every cent counts when I spend $300 on formula alone for two hungry 4 1/2 month old rug rats. This money allievated the stress for 2 months so that I may save in the interim and feel as if I am not drowning again.
Thank you for the life preserver!!! God bless and I can not thank you enough for the help you have given my family.
HHN is a gem rest program, with a true giving back to the community spirit.
I just received my tablet after what appeared to be no time at all from the date of approval. They even took note from my comments in my application and downloaded the Applications for me ahead of time and cleared away all of the Android BS for me.
The entire program is very generous, and all of the staff will assist you throughout the process. Very sweet program
On the Bad:
The Tablet is a great gesture, it will certainly assist me with a few of the items I require a tablet for assistance, but I received a no name tablet that is extremely slow. The basic interface seems to be lagging. This is the only reason for my one star missing.
Review for Catch A Lift Fund/ Christopher Coffland Memorial Fund, Timonium, MD, USA
This is "the" most selfless non-profit I've ever had the pleasure of being affiliated with. Ever since returning home from my service in the military in 2008, there was absolutely nothing out there for transition veterans with life skills. To add to that hardship I've been mistreated and misdiagnosed by the VA for over 6 years until they finally realized (actually just one true public servant) saw my record and years of neglect and began treating me for my TBI and the multitude of secondary injuries caused by the TBI, such as Post Concussion Syndrome, Chronic Headaches,Migraines, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, ADHD, Insomnia etc..
Now that I began to become somewhat able to function again, I was at odds with the reality that I either select the financial burden for the gym, or paying the bills. When a fellow combat wounded veteran told me about this amazing local charity that provides service connected disabled wounded veterans 100% fully funded gym memberships, I thought it was to good to be true!
I quickly researched the foundation and applied for the program. I was promptly processed and approved for the grant and placed on their waiting list. After a few months of patiently waiting, I received the awesome email for CAL that I am ready to proceed. CAL provided me a one of a kind top notch gym membership with Lifetime Fitness in Columbia, Maryland. I couldn't have been any happier. Since getting back into the gym 3 days a week, it's boosted my energy level back up, cut off 50 lbs and has made me so much happier!
The only thing that I didn't like was having to shell out the money for the new clothes because I dropped weight so fast once getting back into a rhythm!
Review for Salute Military Golf Association / SMGA, Gaithersburg, MD, USA
The SMGA has been a mind blowing experience, ranging from the services offered through professional golf clinic lessons, individual time spent with every wounded veteran, and then the gift of a complete set of amazing golf clubs tailored to you to continue your golf journey. I came in never ever holding a club, and left with understanding the fundamentals, and built new relationships with other veterans, volunteers, and the members of the nonprofit itself.
They all are wonderful people, and it was an honor to have been given a outlet to focus my energy on and meet wonderful people in the area.
Review for Wounded Warrior Project, Jacksonville, FL, USA
Recently I had the privilege of attending the WWP-DC Soldier Ride. This was only my second WWP event, and the last one I attended was only for 3 hours so this was a big deal. On Tuesday I checked in and right off the bat I was welcomed with open arms by Shana Gibbs and Dan Schnock. As the week’s events go by all of the WWP Staff (Dan from DC H&WP, Lonni from Resources, Big "T" from Resources, Angela, Big Dan, and Shana) took care of every worry, need, and concern the entire 6 days (and even afterwards, I'll explain later). In this day and age, to be completely provided for, with no headaches or worries of the care you're getting is a miracle. Top Notch service, we all felt as if we've joined a new expanded family.
As the events died down and we all were departing, I asked Dan Schnock if I could buy one of the jersey's for my wife, we both like to cycle together and I would love us to match. Dan responded quickly and said no, but I can give you one! They didn’t have her size (she's tiny), so I emailed Dan her size and my address and one week later I received the package in the mail, to our surprise Dan also hooked up my wife with not only the jersey but some extra swag. He made our Day, Week, and Month by providing us such generosity. We've worked very hard to get where we're today (coming from very humble means as children), and no one has ever given me anything without wanting something in return.
This man did it out of the kindness of his heart, and that symbol of kindness is exactly how they treated us the entire 6 days and every fellow Wounded Warrior attending. I want to give a Personal Thanks to Lonni Maddux (Resource Officer) for her sweet personality and taking care of me the entire stay (On your Left!), Shana Gibbs for all of your efforts planning and arranging every detail, Dan Schnock (SR Director) just for being a top notch individual and a "bad joke teller", Angela for being a royal pain in the butt with a smile on her face the entire time, Dan (DC- H&WP) for keeping us motivated, stretched and being a friend to us all... Many Thanks to each and every staff member named and unnamed, you all saved me from a great depression that's been affecting me for years after service.
This was my second, but hopefully not the last event/program I ever become apart of with the Wounded Warrior Project.
Semper Fi, OoRah!
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
Expand WWP's physical pressence in all area's that are underserved to better provide more event's and resources to those outlying areas.
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