Being There-Reaching Out Mission Statement
To assist the families of the Wisconsin men and women lost in, or due to our nation's wars. To be there for them emotionally, physically, and economically. And to reach out to them by organizing primarily private gatherings which allow them to continue to heal through one-on-one communication and sharing with one another.
Being There Reaching Out: HONORED AS 2013 TOP-RATED NONPROFIT
New GreatNonprofits.org. Award is Based on Positive Online Reviews
Milwaukee, WI, October 23rd, 2013 Being there-Reaching Out announced today that it has been honored with a prestigious 2013 Top-Rated Award by GreatNonprofits, the leading provider of user reviews about nonprofit organizations.
“We are excited to be named a Top-Rated 2013 Nonprofit,” says Judith Singer, Founder of Being There-Reaching Out. We are proud of our accomplishments this year, including working with Hometown Heroes to get the Children of our Fallen to Summer Camp, having our 8th Annual Weekend Retreat for the Families of our Fallen Military, and having our 6th Annual Walk for our Fallen Military at Woods National Cemetery in Milwaukee.
The Top-Rated Nonprofit award was based on the large number of positive reviews that Being There-Reaching Out received – reviews written by volunteers, donors and clients. People posted their personal experience with the nonprofit.
While the Top-Rated Awards run through the end of October, Being There-Reaching Out was part of the inaugural group to qualify for the year.
“Savvy donors want to see the impact of their donations more than ever,” said Perla Ni, CEO of GreatNonprofits, “People with direct experience with Being There-Reaching Out have voted that the organization is making a real difference.”
Being on the Top-Rated list gives donors and volunteers more confidence that this is a credible organization. The reviews by volunteers, clients and other donors show the on-the-ground results of this nonprofit. This award is a form of recognition by the community.
GreatNonprofits is the leading site for donors and volunteers to find reviews and ratings of nonprofits. Reviews on the site influence 30 million donation decisions a year.
Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013
Heroes of the Week: Being There-Reach Out Volunteers
“Our volunteers are full time and the fundraising they do is the key to our organization. We have no corporate sponsors, so they come up with the money for everything we do,” Singer says. “The biggest healing is to be with other families. Participants say the BT-RO’s gatherings are like a shot in the arm that keeps them going until they meet up again. I just wish we would have been able to do this for vets of past wars. Ideally, I’d like to see programs like BT-RO become available in every state.”
Currently, the nonprofit is looking for volunteers to join the board of directors, help with fundraising and those with experience in grant writing. Additionally, BT-RO is seeking businesses that are willing to sponsor gathering places for retreats/events. Donations can be mailed to BT-RO at 8353 W. Watertown Plank Road, Wauwatosa, WI 53213. For more information, visit beingtherereachingout.org or contact Singer at 414-988-6225 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
*****BT-RO Events for 2015*****
BT-RO Families of our Fallen Retreat
April 10-13th Stevens Point Holiday Inn Convention Center
June 22 -23 : Freedom Fest Lacrosse
June: Our Kids Hometown Hero Summer Camp
August 23th: Walk for our Fallen..Milwaukee
Sept 26th:BT-RO Fundraiser
with Country Singer
Harley Davidson Museum
November 7th: Veterans parade and unveiling our Wall of Honor
Milwaukee...Safe House Restaurant
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