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John L.

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Review for Fisher House Foundation, Inc., Rockville, MD, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

In the summer of 1999, I worked at the facilities at Walter Reed Medical Center and the annex near Bethesda. My wife, Joan, had one of her many surgeries for brain cancer and we both stayed in the welcome refuge of the DC area Fisher Houses at different periods.
I helped and enjoyed working on the landscaping and grounds. We were blessed to have such support in a tough time when family was hundreds of miles away. Vivian Wilson, who moved to Germany later, was outstanding to work with

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

My experience was the best I've had with any non-profit. outside a church. Few if any organizations come close to their high professionalism and a very high portion of all expenses go to their mission directly.

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

Have more charitable groups match their administrative overhead ratio

Would you volunteer for this group again?


For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?


What one change could this group make that would improve your volunteer experience?

build a facility in Montgomery Alabama, where I now live

Did your volunteer experience have an effect on you? (teaching you a new skill, or introducing new friends, etc.)

kept me sane at a time when it was essential

How did this volunteer experience make you feel?

useful, helpful, generous and appreciated

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?


Role:  Volunteer & Landscape planning and care of grounds.