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Valerie55

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Review for Blanca's House Corporation, Huntington Station, NY, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

This photo sums it up...fulfilling my passion with Blanca's House. Not only have I developed a love for Ecuador, I have a new family, and an unwavering appreciation for all my fellow volunteers who work unselflessly to improve the lives of others. I have also been taught the true meaning of patience, sincerity, blessings and thankfulness from a group of patients who have little more to give. That is my greatest gift.
Finding and reinventing yourself doesn't always happen when you "retire." I'm one of the lucky ones. ❤

Role:  Volunteer
 

Review for Blanca's House Corporation, Huntington Station, NY, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I've had the privilege of working with Blanca's House and hundreds of outstanding volunteers over the past eight years. Each of the 20 missions I've joined has been a unique and transformative experience. Not only have we helped to change the lives of thousands, but my life has been changed in the process. Over time, after talking to so many different people from all walks of life, I see that there is very little that separates me from them. With a bit of bad luck or a few bad choices, I could easily be in crisis myself. I continue volunteering because it fills me with hope and have gained a unique worldview and life perspective.

Role:  Volunteer
 

Review for Blanca's House Corporation, Huntington Station, NY, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

Since 2009, I have had the pleasure of traveling on 19 medical missions to Ecuador and Nicaragua. Each team develops their own personality, but the compassion, dedication, teamwork, professionalism, and desire to help others remains constant among all team members. Whether we provide patients with their first dental exam or give them the ability to walk without pain after a total knee replacement; whether we remove cancer from a thyroid or fibroid uterus, or repair a cleft palate, we are providing unparalleled medical and surgical care for people who would otherwise have limited or no access to a doctor. Blanca's House does not waiver from its vision.

Role:  Volunteer
 

Review for Blanca's House Corporation, Huntington Station, NY, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

After six years of traveling with fellow volunteers, the life-changing experiences of helping others as part of a medical-mission team never ceases to amaze me. Fourteen missions and countless patients...each mission is new and revitalizing. The missions are well-organized, productive, and leave me with an incredible feeling of accomplishment.

Role:  Volunteer
 

Review for Basset Hound Rescue of Alabama, Northport, AL, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

Basset hounds have been part of my family for the past 34 years. Now, as a basset foster parent and part of a dedicated volunteer team, working with BHRA has allowed me to fulfill my passion for rescuing, fostering, and helping find forever homes for these loving bassets. Since we do not have a physical address or facility, we rely solely on the help of volunteer foster parents to temporarily house and care for our hounds until they are adopted....whether the bassets are owner surrenders, strays, abused and abandoned pets, or rescue pets from public animal shelters. BHRA and their volunteers do not get enough credit for the painstaking, gut-wrenching, heartfelt labor of love that goes into every effort to save a hound.

An amazing group of volunteers doing an amazing job they all should be proud of!


Role:  Volunteer