A bonus of working with SOOP is getting to hear all of the wonderful things people say about the experiences, both from the perspective of the workers and of the local partners. Sometimes this feedback is just too good to keep to ourselves! Here's a taste:
From Camp Deerpark, Westbrookville, New York:
- "Short-term SOOP volunteers have provided a burst of energy to our full-time staff. In addition to hosting, SOOP volunteers have taken on a variety of outdoor projects, including flower beds, painting, small construction projects. The SOOP staff have been very helpful. We have only had wonderful SOOP experiences."
From World Hunger Relief, Waco, Texas:
- "Our SOOP volunteers are our favorite volunteers as they are hardworking, full of experience and wisdom, and just a delight to our community."
From Ben and Mary Jane Newcomer, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Harrisonburg Mennonite Church, serving in Phoenix, Arizona:
- "We appreciated the local church emphasis on reaching their community in tangible ways. The work of the Mennonite Church is greater than the issues we sometimes get caught up in."
From Cheryl and Heber Ramer, Harper, Kansas, and Pleasant Valley Mennonite Church in Harper, serving in Harlan, Kentucky: