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Maggie

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Review for Raptor House Rehabilitation Center, Yakima, WA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I always really enjoy volunteering at Raptor House. It is an incredible organization. Marsha works very hard to give the best possible care to the birds that come in. She puts tons of time into each of the birds and a good amount of what funds Raptor House comes from her own pocket.Marsha has helped a countless number of birds.She also does many programs to help educate the public on raptors. The public really enjoy seeing and learning about these amazing creatures. Not only does she educte the public but you learn a lot volunteering there. I've learned so much from Marsha.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Seeing the birds heal and seeing the public interested in birds of prey. Both are very rewarding experiences.

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

try to advertise a little more. Marsha has advertised on the radio before and usually puts out fliers about open houses, but word still doesn't always get out.

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

learning about the birds and seeing some released back into the wild. One of the first times I came to Raptor House Marsha and I went out and released two red-tail hawks. It was really amazing to watch them fly off.

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

Everyone I've met were very passionate about raptors. We all want to help birds of prey.Everyone is pleasant and works hard.

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

Help so many more birds of prey that need help. More flight pens could be made so that birds could exercise their wings and build muscle before being released. Also, facilities for education could be improved.

Ways to make it better...

there was a more organized list of what needed to be done and instuctions. Marsha is always very busy and it can be difficult to figure out what needs to be done and how to do it.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

not a lot of people know that its there. Many people I talk to at the education programs are suprised to find out that there is a center locally that takes in injured rapors.

One thing I'd also say is that...

Marsha does a great job and works really hard to help these birds. I think that more volunteers and getting the word out would really help. This would help with funding and getting projects done.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

Role:  Volunteer & I help at programs and just help with whatever I can around the center.