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Susan Williams

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Review for Pet Missouri - Columbia Inc, Columbia, MO, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I have volunteered with this organization for 9 years. Using my past work experience I have helped procure parts needed for the assembly of these devices. I also helped with laying out the work spaces for making the devices when the assembly operation moved to a larger building in 2007. I have been to Guatemala twice to help with the distribution of the PET devices and I have seen first hand the difference they make in the life of the recipient and their caregivers. Children can now attend school, adults can find a job, and people who h

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

Volunteering at PET has given me a lot of personal satisfaction. I know that what I do makes a difference in the lives of others. I have also seen the difference that it makes in other volunteers lives - it gives them a sense of purpose. A number of the volunteers are retirees and it enables them to use their skills to help others.

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

encourage them to educate as many people as possible about the need. Many people in the U.S. do not realize that people in other countries do not have access to wheelchairs and do not have a way to get around. I'd like to see PET educate more people about the need.

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How did you learn about this organization?

Through a speaker at the church I attend.

What is this organization's top short-term priority?

Raising funds to get back to maximum building capacity. The tough economic environment has been tough on donations.

What is its top priority in the long run?

To help as many people as possible in developing nations gain mobility.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?


Role:  Board Member & Help procure parts, go on distributions, serve on the board.