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Sherri D.

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Review for Emmaus Community of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I have been a volunteer at Emmaus for 5 years. My husband and I visit with the residents, and do crafts together. We also have shared many meals together. We also spend every Christmas morning with 3 residents who do not have family to go home to visit during the holiday. Christmas morning is so very special to us. My husband, being an ex-chef, cooks a very special breakfast for all of us. There is a special bond between those residents, the staff and us because it is such a special day.

I also have been working at Emmaus for a year and a half, since then, my mother works as a Direct Support Person and my husband joined Emmaus in October. Words can not describe how special it is to share a Community which you love with the two most important people in my life.

We both also are donors to Emmaus, because we feel so strong about supporting it's mission in every way we can. The Emmaus Community of Pittsburgh has touched our lives and is such an important part of our life, I could not imagine sharing my life without the community.

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

The Community seems to be strengthened by joyous celebrations as well as loss. I have seen our Community become one through both experiences. We celebrate births and weddings of employees, we celebrate birthdays and holidays and we become one when celebrating the life of someone we have lost and care for each other during illness. That support, that love, that encouragement, comes from the top and goes straight to the residents and everyone in between. I am so fortunate to experience Emmaus everyday.

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

Nothing

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

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

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

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

I learned love comes in many forms.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

Role:  Volunteer & Employee, Advocate, Donor.