My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Project Recover Inc, Woodland, CA, USA
I am proud to say I have known some of the key people who have fueled this charity from the very beginning of its initial steps. It is the wonderful people in this charity and their approach that I'd like to speak to.
I am continually amazed by their big hearts, integrity and unbridled commitment to this mission. I also know what good stewards they are with their funds . They know how to get the "most bang for the buck" so it is most effective in completing the mission.
In its initial stages this venture started by being totally self funded, and that means that right from the beginning the Project Recover Team squeezed the most out of every penny. Even in the heat of the jungle, scrambling through bush and lugging dive equipment to the remotest locations, they never lose sight of the end goal - to bring our MIA veterans families peace and heal that missing hole in their families' story.
What is also so remarkable is how hard they prepare to make the most of every trip . Their recovery missions ARE a mission - run with dedication and precise planning to make the most of every opportunity and be as effective as possible.
I know from personal experience with skydiving with some of the founding members that NOTHING is left to chance. In particular I have been on many trips with Mr. Dan O'Brien that were not part of Project Recover, but required detailed logistics with all levels of government, local culture and unknown equipment . One in particular stands out - which was a massive air show event in Indonesia that involved people from many countries and the Indonesian Military and Highest levels of government. He was able to arrange all the details for our Chutin' Stars Womens' Air Show demonstration team to keep us safe, satisfy the changing requests of the host, and also ensure everyone was treated with courtesy, respect and appreciation - all in over 100 degree heat and with swarming crowds in many venues.
He is not only able to plan meticulously , work well with every person he meets, but Dan is also able to switch gears and be flexible . He does not let setbacks and deadends derail him from the mission, and that is one of the big reasons I am a long term supporter of Project Recover. It is not just that I believe the mission is a good one - it is because of Dan and the rest of the team members . They pour 100% into each mission - they are smart, focused, adaptable - all while remaining kind , good humored , good people .
In this day of feeling we cannot do much to affect some of the big world events, this is one place where you know every donation will be honored and utilized in best possible way - to bring peace from war and honor the dead in a way that no other method or people can ever do for the families of those still missing.