The Jewish Social Service Committee of New Brunswick is an all volunteer social service organization in its one hundredth year of operation. About a year and a half ago I was given the job to bring our organization into the 21st century. We did not have a web site, we did not have a way for people to make donations on line, we did not have a viable way to get our story out to the public or to potential donors.
Luckily, I knew of the work Laura Gordon of Rytech did for other organizations. I contacted Laura and within an incredibly short time we were up and running. Not only did we have a web site – we had a world class site. Our one hundred year history was there for all to read. I could post case histories, direct donations, receive payments, receive e-mails. Thanks to Laura we were now not only one hundred years old, but we were contemporary as well.
But that was not all. Being that I am far from a “computer person”, Laura is always there to help. She worked with me through the start up phase, directed me just enough, and gave me the confidence to work and update the site on my own. A year and a half later, when I have the occasional question usually because I forget what she told me the last time), Laura is always there to help.
Our donations have increased, folks in the community comment on our web site, and we are a proud group of volunteers. Laura Gordon was and remains one of the reasons why we enter our second hundred years on a positive note.
Lee Livingston, Treasurer, Jewish Social Service Committee of New Brunswick and Highland Park, Inc.