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Review for Reef Ball Foundation Inc, Athens, GA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

What an amazing contribution Reef Ball Foundation makes to people, communities, nature and the future! To arrive and see the devastation caused by man to both the undersea and coastal areas. To see the joining together of natives and volunteers from all over the world. To take the most simple of materials, mold them into reef balls, and through hard labor create a foundation for nature to once again strive and rebuild the sea life and beaches. What was lost is now reviving. One of the most rewarding experiences I've ever had. Reef ball monitoring and updates have shown me that each of my contributions has made a true difference to the future beauty and nourishment of my world.

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

I've seen a reef ball dropped only hours before adopted by undersea life as a home and the process of rebuilding the reefs, beaches and ocean life begin. Reef ball monitoring measures and monitors the growth of reefs and the rebuilding of beaches.

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

Their practical approach and commitment to building not only the physical infrastructure of sea restoration, but also the impact they make by educating, involving and developing the ownership and commitment of the countries and communities impacted.

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

Amazing! The level of expertise that volunteers is matched only with the staff's flexible and competent planning. Every moment is productive. I have never seen people work so hard under such challenging circumstances and be so satisfied and proud.

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

Establish a network of communities and countries dedicated to the recapturing of their reefs and beaches.

Ways to make it better...

I could have stayed longer or been able to keep returning to some of the sites. This was a problem with schedule and life conflicts. When I retire, I will definitely make this a goal.

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

Working with countries where there is corruption and discrimination against outsiders.

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

Few understand the wide ramifications of the work this foundation does on an international scale to enable poor and often deteriorating countries to begin the process of rebuilding.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?


Role:  Volunteer & Worked on a site to restore coral reefs.