My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Help of Raymore, Inc., Belton, MO, USA
I found HELP Humane back in 2007, I believe. I was killing time before a sports game at the school I taught, and wandered in. I only stayed for a little bit, but was enthralled with all the free-roaming cats! For some reason, I didn't go back until December 2011. A lot had changed in my life. I was no longer teaching and was very stressed at my job at the time. I came in and explored the entire shelter. I was amazed at all I saw. I loved the set-up and learned about each room in the shelter. I learned the philosophy behind what HELP did. I felt great leaving and being able to return since it was a TRUE NO-KILL shelter. I didn't have to worry that one of the cats might not be there the next time I visited. If they weren't there, it was because they got adopted.
I started visiting at least once a week, if not more. I realized how calm this place made me. I would lose hours there, which is a good thing for me. Almost three years later, I am still visiting once a week or more if I can. This place is my stress release, my therapy. I volunteer my time, I used to do the orientations for new volunteers until my job schedule changed recently. I look forward to going to HELP Humane. I just wish we were able to help all the homeless animals. I thank God that HELP is able to do what they can for the ones they do get. I love the compassion of all those involved at HELP. I've met many new people/friends through HELP. This place has been a life changer for me in the most positive of ways.