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Review for United Veterans Beacon House Inc, Bayshore, NY, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I started donating to the UVBH about 10 years ago for community service projects with my children. I saw the great work they do for the community and had a few parties at my house to collect personal items for the people they serve. All of my donations (clothes, furniture, toys, etc.) go to the UVBH because I was so impressed by their work. I've always felt that our veterans deserve more credit and help than they get. Afterall, they gave up a lot for our country. The UVBH became my favorite charity. I wanted to do more than donate so I started volunteering for them about 3-4 years ago. They have grants that allow them to collect food for the 14 houses they run and a food pantry that is open to the public. The houses provide a place for veterans to get on their feet, they are coached to get jobs and become active members in the community. UVBH needed someone to order the food on a monthly basis for the houses and the pantry so I volunteered. Some of the people who work at the office are veterans themselves. All of the people who work there are kind, gentle, compassionate and patient and understanding in sometimes very difficult situations. I am so proud to be even a small part of an organization that does so much for the men and women who have done so much for America.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the people I get to talk to and work with and hear about the great work they do

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

the best!!! Friendly, kind, patient, understanding, grateful...a wonderful staff!!!

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

feed a lot more people, help more veterans lead productive lives and increase awareness of the veterans' sacrifices.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

Role:  Volunteer & I order food from LI Cares every month.