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Review for Operation Nightwatch Portland, Portland, OR, USA

Rating: 4 stars  

I have worked as a volunteer and board member for this organization. It has struggled through hard times and a lot of financial surprises, and always managed to find a way. I applaud Operation Nightwatch for the humanity it demonstrates in its respectful treatment of its guests, and the safe and peaceful space it provides in an otherwise chaotic street life.

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

participating in management, fundraising, and future planning while on the board of directors, and in developing long-term friendships with many of the other participants--both other volunteers and the guests.

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

...not. The agency has made several significant changes in the last five years, including employing a Jesuit student intern to assist the director, improving fundraising efforts, and purchasing a mobile center to provide service opportunities outside the downtown blocks.

Role:  Volunteer & I have worked as a volunteer one or more days per month at the hospitality center, serving food and being available for friendship and conversation with the guests.