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Testimonials

Volunteer Testimonials

"Eight years ago, my oldest daughter gave birth to premature baby girls. They both lived less than an hour and my daughter was in critical condition. I was in a strange town with a grieving son-in-law and a critically ill daughter trying to keep them protected from all the people who were needing decisions about the girls and questions answered. We as a family had never experienced anything like this and I was way over my head. I made sure they were buffered and took care of everything then and for many days to follow. When I finally went home it took me forever to just get over all the stuff I had to do not to mention the loss of the babies. If I can save one person an extra minute of that same scenario or any other and give them some guidance and comfort, then I will be honored. Every time I go out on a call I know somehow, I have made their experience a little less traumatic. I have truly found a wonderful way to help my neighbors during possibly the worse time of their lives."

- Cheryl

"Why TIP? To use God's gift of empathy to serve others."

- Buddy

"I joined TIP of NW Florida because my family experienced a tragedy 15 years ago.  I was just a kid, but I remember that it was a TIP volunteer who came and helped us make sense of the chaos. I wanted to be that same light in a person's darkest hour, just like the person who was there for my family."

- RD

Emergency Responder Testimonials

"The TIP of NW FL volunteers were very helpful. They were there for the family, so they were not left alone when I had to leave the room. Thank you!"

- RN House Supervisor

"TIP volunteers saw to it that our first responder's emotional needs were addressed during a difficult recovery mission."

- Escambia Search & Rescue Member

"The volunteer was no less than co-pastoring with me. It was an honor to work with this volunteer amidst such a tragic scenario."

- Hospital Chaplain

"The volunteer stood out in the pouring rain for HOURS helping a family in need and she did not complain once. She was wonderful to work with and if I call for "TIPS" again, I hope that she responds."

- Lieutenant at ESCO

"The volunteer was very attentive to the needs of the citizens at the home. She did a great job of keeping everyone calm and explaining the process of what was happening, and what was going to take place. People like her are vital assets to your organization."

- ECSO

"The volunteer was awesome and diffused a hostile situation that was potentially dangerous. It's an honor to work side by side with TIP volunteers. Thanks for all you do"

- SRSO

Survivor Testimonials

"The volunteers were wonderful! They had a wheelchair for myself and my son's grandmother. They gave my granddaughter books and more. I thank God for these two ladies and the love they gave to me and the family."

- Survivor

"The volunteer was an angel in a difficult situation. She explained the sequence of events and made sure I had the points of contact."

- A Survivor

"Both volunteers were so wonderful--I appreciate them both! Everything they said was helpful. They were both so kind, caring, understanding and compassionate."

- Survivor

"My volunteer was very kind and understanding. He listened as we shared stories of our families. If you see this, thank you for your kind words, you are a wonderful person."

- Suvivor

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