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Jllieb

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Review for Spina Bifida Association of Western Pennsylvania, Wexford, PA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I have been a volunteer at SBAWP for over 10 years. During that time I have observed a consistently high level of commitment and caring from the staff. Relationships between staff and clients are like family. I have seen staff go above and beyond on a regular basis, volunteering their own time and resources outside of working hours to make sure that the means exist to help people with spina bifida and related disabilities to thrive. To say they really care is an understatement. These people give their hearts and souls to help real people with very challenging disabilities have better lives.

Role:  Volunteer
 

Review for Spina Bifida Association of Western Pennsylvania, Wexford, PA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I have been a board member for six years. I am continually impressed and humbled by the people we serve and the dedicated staff members who carry out the association's mission to improve the quality of life for people with spina bifida and their families. People born with spina bifida deal with a particularly difficult and complicated set of health and personal issues, and I cannot find the words to express how hard I see those people working every day to deal in a positive way with the challenges that they face. They are driven to earn some independence and be productive, contributing members of our community. Our staff members are committed to helping them in every way possible to learn, grow, and experience the important things in life like going to school, building solid friendships and relationships, becoming more self-sufficient, gaining employment, and finding a place to live. Like many non-profits, our organization is finding it more difficult to get the funding we need to fulfill our mission. Our staff members have and continue to make personal sacrifices to make sure that even with less funding we stay focused on helping our clients in the best way possible. In these past six years I have met many real-life angels. They are the people we serve and the staff who serve them. I cannot think of people more deserving of a higher level of support from the community.

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

Get more support to expand our programs and provide greater assistance to people with spina bifida and their families.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Some

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

Role:  Volunteer