My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Birch Community Services Inc, Portland, OR, USA
I signed up for birch community service
And during the pandemic I lost my job.
The food helped They get so many donations. It mind blowing how much they actually throw away and give to pig farmers especially with so many going hungry right now.
With the program you are required to take a re start “program” with Dino
I found him to be very insincere rude and hard to deal with with no fruits of the spirit emanating through him this is supposed to be a Christian-based program which was part of the draw to Birch community services that they were Christian owned and operated this would not be true with Dino as the pandemic hit computers have become very important and although I don’t have a lot of computer experience Dino gave zero compassion understanding or patience and helping myself navigate through what they expected on the computer. He made accusations and assumptions upon an opinion without communication. This man is heartless
I’m happy to know this BCS past participant was able to benefit from the Sustainable Families Program. Although BCS provides food, our priority is to provide Financial Literacy to our families through accountable mentoring and our Re$tart educational finance classes, giving families the tools to succeed. Through these recent and challenging times, we have provided these services via Zoom meetings to support one-on-one relationship and maintain privacy. Our flexible staff, who are all committed to exhibiting our cultural values including respect and integrity, have spent many hours in communicating clear instructions through email, text and phone conversations. We strive to assure our families they are able to receive these crucial services, as well as continue to benefit from food access. Internet access/a cell phone is all that is needed to connect to BCS in these ways. If a participant struggles with technology, we understand the Sustainable Families Program may not be ...(cont.)
(cont.) ... the best fit for them at this time, and offer other options and programs that may fit their lifestyle better. It is our desire this past participant is able to access services in their area. BCS has been extremely fortunate to receive over 9 million pounds of food and household items this fiscal year to date. Some of the food we receive is not acceptable for peoples’ consumption, nor will other food carry over to the next shopping day. In our efforts towards sustainability on numerous levels, we are able to share these items with over 25 animal farmers. We are grateful to continue to assist almost 600 families and 70 other non-profits on a weekly basis, and thankful for the many hours they serve at our warehouse, creating value for each person in our community. Suzanne Birch, Executive Directory Birch Community Services