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Review for Operation Hope of Fairfield Inc, Fairfield, CT, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

In 1986 it became clear that people, without homes, were facing a harsh life on our streets. A genteel lady; a brilliant, addicted veteran; a sturdy, but jobless youth; and many others.
Town leaders, clergy and others opened eyes and hearts, and got to work. I am grateful to have been a part of that early time for Operation Hope, as a Volunteer Director, former Board member and now available for any call.
The Operation Hope of today is the wide, effective embrace that supplies - Hope and security to the most vulnerable among us - food - shelter - affordable housing - job training - medical screening - learning life coping skills. OH is a strong, successful safety net for many. Only lack of funding keeps us from reaching further into the community.
Our staff and leaders are uniquely qualified and successful in serving our clients With improved funding our shelter can reach out to the long waiting list of needy seeking Hope.
The gains on every dollar received, in human terms? Immeasurable.

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

Operation Hope has been a part of my, and my family's life from the beginning. My husband volunteers at the food pantry for two hours every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Keeps him young!

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

Actually, I would find ways to campaign more actively for an increase in grants and funding. That is where you come in.

Role:  Volunteer & I helped s up the original shelter program, under the first director's guidance.