Volunteering at Bountiful Blessings has changed the way I look at charity funded programs and organizations. The amount of positive impacts that Bountiful Blessings has on the community is unquantifiable.
- Larry A., Community Service Volunteer
The people were great. I enjoyed all of my time. I never volunteered before but now I am going to more often.
- Christian R., Community Service Volunteer
I really enjoyed volunteering at Bountiful Blessings. Terry is absolutely wonderful, helpful, and full of love. I have learned so many new things that I now can carry with me throughout life. I felt at home every morning I walked through the door.
- Sondra H., Community Service Volunteer
I loved working with Bountiful Blessings! I loved learning about all the different types of metals that were inside each electric device.
- Tamia K., Community Service Volunteer
Besides meeting new people, I’ve started to rediscover my faith & found new ways of coping. I have a better sense of myself and understand now that I really do have a purpose. I’ve learned so many new things that I fully intend to keep using. Not to mention, I love to scrap now thanks to Terry. I loved every moment.
- Destiny L., Community Service Volunteer
It has been an amazing learning experience. I’ve had a great time and will continue coming back. I will also try to get people to come with me to help or recommend it to anyone who needs to do community service.
- John P., Community Service Volunteer
Volunteering here has given me time to reflect on my actions. I have enjoyed my time of giving back with Bountiful Blessings. I was welcomed and not judged for the poor decisions I made. This has helped me move on and strive to be a better person.
- Erin C., Community Service Volunteer
Bountiful Blessings had a very positive impact on my life. The volunteers are dedicated to their mission not only in their words but in their actions. I learned a lot about the Heavenly Haulers Ministry and how God provides a path, even when it seems hopeless. Scrapping is a unique and creative approach to generating much needed funds to support the overall ministry to those in need.
- Patricia H, Community Service Volunteer
Volunteering for Bountiful Blessings was a great experience for me. It taught me many things that I will take with me in life. Knowing that I was helping someone or a family who was less fortunate than I, was rewarding and wholesome. Terry is genuinely one of the nicest and most whole-hearted people I've ever met and I was treated with respect and care! It was most definitely worth the time. Five out of five stars.
- Sean M, Community Service Volunteer
Life can come at your fast. When difficult obstacles arise, often times asking someone for help can make you feel like a burden. But I have found through Bountiful Blessings, getting help has never been so rewarding, not only for my family, but for my community as well. I have never been invited into such a warm family whom I've been able to take from and give back to. Like a true family, having someone and something to turn to when I need a hand is refreshing, and that's what I have found through Bountiful Blessings.
I love volunteering at Bountiful Blessings because it is such a great environment. The people here are so friendly and very caring. I always know that the work will be fun, and people are always around to help if I have any questions.
I learned selfless compassion here. Not only did Terry help me whenever I needed it, but I also watched all the time and effort she had into this organization. It’s something that deeply impacted me for future years to come.
- Nevin M., Community Service Volunteer
I love working for Bountiful Blessings. I receive a great deal of satisfaction by helping others - it makes me feel happy to help my neighbor. I love the people who run the program and all my friends that I've made! It is a true joy for my Wednesdays to come around. The fellowship is grand and the people are great. It makes a person feel good to be of service to others - I find it most rewarding.
Bountiful Blessings is a great organization that is involved in helping people and that is how I got a chance to be a part of such a nice initiative. I had a great start the very first day of volunteering and was involved in many tasks that I enjoyed doing. Terry felt like a family member to me and treated me as one of hers. All the people I met at BB gave a great positivity and I got a chance ot help all. This experience gave me a positive and energetic feeling.
- Mrunal P., Community Service Volunteer
Bountiful Blessings offers a hand UP not a hand OUT to people in need within the community of a participating church by requiring that a relatively small amount of time a month be volunteered back to the church. That way, the benefit is mutual between the recipient and the church - they are helping each other, and each retains their respect.
- Becki Essex
A man who has been coming for a while sat down with me to say that this program was wonderful for so many of them and he really appreciated the help to get some of the things that really add to the budget. He feels it is like a home gathering, people together discussing things that matter to them, doing volunteer time to help others.
- St. Paul's Cumberland, MD
Everyone is nice. This is a great opportunity to serve need-based people. It's an opportunity to go to church and help others in need of a friend. It's a great time to help and support and just to let them know we care.
- Amy Gotwalt
Bountiful Blessings has truly been a blessing to me and a reminder of God's provision. After having leg surgery last year, I found myself unable to work and waiting for short-term disability insurance to begin. Unfortunately, I didn't have any savings and I found myself struggling to pay not only the bills, but household expenses. Bountiful Blessings gave me the household items to supplement the food items donated by my home church, which helped me to use the limited funds I had to pay the necessary insurance payment and medical co-payment bills.
After I recovered from surgery and went back to work, I did not forget the kindness of the people that I met at Bountiful Blessings and soon began to volunteer there. Now, I contribute in my small way to their simple but vital mission, receiving in return a double blessing of new friendships and a chance to help others. It is yet another amazing way that I am truly reminded of God's Bountiful Blessings and love.
When Terry asked me to help with a new project called "Bountiful Blessings" - assisting those in need of paper products, soap, etc - I thought it was something I'd be interested in if there was an actual need. But I was sure that this wasn't the case, not in a community on the West Shore (a suburb of Harrisburg).
Was I in for a surprise! When the word got around, people came from miles away for any help they could get - grateful for even the smallest item from a box of soap to a roll of toilet paper. It soon grew to a point that we had to spread into a better location. We then opened a clothing exchange and I began working over there. Once more, the people were so grateful to be able to purchase so much clothing for a single dollar per bag, and all the money went back to Bountiful Blessings for supplies.
I'm not so sure who gets the most out of the few hours a month I spend there. Is it those we help, or me? I'm sure in the long run, it's me! I go home each time tired but happy in the knowledge that I've helped someone less fortunate. I thank God and Terry for this opportunity.
- Nedra S.
Pastor Tony is very kind. Helped me many times with paper/hygiene products... Food, rides there. And always had time to listen to concerns.
- Melissa Fahler