My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Birch Community Services Inc, Portland, OR, USA
My name is Keri Lapore. In the spring of 2015, a friend of mine shared with me about an organization she was a part of. She said this might be something that could help our family. Our family was going through some hard life changing events and because of this had found ourselves for the first time in our 27 year marriage in financial debt that we could not only pay but were slipping down further. This organization I was told about is Birch Community Services. It is a Christian based organization founded in order to help struggling families with a helping hand and financial education to get them back on their feet and hopefully out of debt to move forward. This organization graciously accepted my family and I. We were on the program for approximately 3 and one-half years. In this time period we were given a bounty full of healthy and yummy food, so much that my family heartily looked forward to my weekly shopping. We also were helped in many other ways including bedding, a mattress, chair and much needed clothes and shoes. The staff was continually helpful and friendly. During this time you are required to take at least one financial class and many more are offered. You are taught how to come up with a strategy to get out of debt and not get back into debt. With this organizations help , we were able to pay off all our bills and learn how to set our self up with emergency savings for any future events. I have in the past and will in the future continue to highly recommend this organization to whomever I come across in that needs this kind of help.