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Volunteer Representatives Needed in VA, KY, FL

#VeteranRescue is looking for assistance from the following states/areas:

#Virginia #VirginiaBeach Veteran Rescue is looking for supporters and/or clients to represent us at events such as the #SamWeltyBarCrawl, June 10, 2017 onsite artist auctions, #TributeMural Dedication ceremony, video PSA airing on Facebook and websites. This includes #CFC speeches or events.  CFC is Sept-Dec.

#Kentucky #Lexington #MountVernon Veteran Rescue is looking for supporters and/or clients to represent us at events such as the Foundation Building of our new facility, this includes volunteers helping us install fencing, barns, and more. Special events we hold or attend in the area. This includes CFC speeches or events. CFC is Sept-Dec. 

#Florida #Tampa #Orlando #Jacksonville Veteran Rescue is looking for supporters and/or clients to represent us at events such as the CFC speeches or events. CFC is Sept-Dec.

Animal Rescue & Veteran Support Services Trade name Veteran Rescue to confirm or sign up.

Impact Statement

Veteran Rescue’s original goal was to always have a ranch for veterans to use, for equine therapy, to relax, refocus and re-energize themselves. Now, 6 years after its inception,  Christi Hubbard has purchased 41 acres in Rockcastle County, Kentucky for Veteran Rescue to use!! Now we build as donations arrive. I can’t thank you enough for all your support.

The Girl Scouts provided for our rescue pet needs for the rest of the year!! Way to go Annabelle. FY 2017.

Gwendolyn Franson provided the funds to purchase the property along with the CFC. FY 2017.

Cargill provided the funds to purchase a truck to pull our horse trailers, haul heavy loads, our trailer with a smoker, and drive all over the property without getting stuck! FY 2017.

The CFC also provided funds for Veterans starting their own business needs, TBI person needs, Home Repair projects, and rescued pets needs. FY 2014-2017.

Together we were able to make the dream a reality. No more renting out ranches!!

This is where you come in. We need your help to put buildings on this ranch. To put in a well, septic, barn, and cabins.

With the ranch, Veteran Rescue can be 100% operational. Our main goal has always been to assist veterans overcome the challenges they may face coming back from deployment or dealing with PTSD. With this ranch, we can reach out further and help pair human and animal together – to heal, to form companionship and to rejuvenate the spirit.
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While many people serving in our military come home fine to their families, some come back with varying trauma. These brave warriors can face post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), sometimes homelessness, joblessness and problems with drugs and alcohol.  This is where Veteran Rescue comes in. Since 2011, Veteran Rescue has dedicated hard work into caring for the veterans and active military that face these issues every day. We want them to know that they are not alone and that help is available.

Veteran Rescue is embarking on an ambitious project to keep serving our veterans.  We receive calls and referrals from other organizations but our current facility is way too small to accommodate the needs of everyone.

Volunteers needed!

Veteran Rescue is looking for a lot of help from Rockcastle, Kentucky and Mt. Vernon, Kentucky construction and contractors in the area. We recently purchased 41 acres and are in need of donated items, services, volunteers, and other assistance. Our needs are to completely fence in 41 acres, drop 1 of 3 wells, 1 of 3 septic tanks, build 1 of 3 homes, barn, cabins, and 1 of 3 garages. As a 501c3 nonprofit organization helping Veterans and animals nationwide our funds are limited and we need to make every penny count.

Ranch facility update, contract pending

Ranch Facility Update

Veteran Rescue purchased 40.91 acres in Chestnut Oak Ridge, Kentucky today. We will have to build a home, cabins, barn, sink a well, septic, and fence it in.  We were extremely lucky to be able to finance it. We are within driving distance to many Military facilities and Federal employees.

This property has a stream running through it as well as being surrounded by a forest and mountains. Recreational at it’s best.

Please help us to be able to open up 100% in a timely manner. Volunteers welcome. We will be purchasing supplies as needed and making trips to the property on weekends mostly until we have a temporary place to stay while there.

We will be attending events in the surrounding areas including Tennessee, Virginia, and more.

Right now, we are awaiting deed documentation and legal papers to arrive in our email to make it final.

Saving Pets Challenge

Remember, the organization that raises the most online between May 2nd at 12pm ET and June 1st at 1:59:59pm ET will win a $50,000 cash grant to their cause. Second place will receive $30,000, third will win $20,000, fourth will win $10,000 and fifth will win $5,000.

In addition, Bonus Challenge #1 starts today. So exciting and here are all the details…

The organization to raise the most online this week between May 2nd at 12pm ET and May 9th at 1:59:59pm ET will win $3,000.


Every organization to raise at least $250 online this week between May 2nd at 12pm ET and May 9th at 1:59:59pm ET will get entered to win $1,000. There will be 6 winners.

Please help Veteran Rescue win the challenge.


Business Book Trilogy and Omnibus.

I have completed writing the Helpful Business Book series and the Omnibus, book #4, is all inclusive of the series with deleted information added in. 


All 4 are available at CreateSpace, Amazon, and 3 of them are available for Kindle. These are resources to help you avoid pitfalls and traps, start up a business the smart way, and how to keep your business running smoothly.

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General Health Alternative Therapies Suicide Prevention  PTSD/Mental HealthTraumatic Brain Injury Job Assistance Human Services Service Animals HomelessnessEntrepreneurshipWe are a 501c3 nonprofit dedicated to transforming the lives of wounded and Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) Veterans through equine interaction and other animal-assisted therapies, home repair help and job opportunity assistance and support.


5 ways veterans can turn military skills into entrepreneurial success

About 200,000 people transition out of military service annually, and according to the Institute for Veterans and Military Families, close to half fin… Read more »

Want to be happy and successful? Try compassion

Looking for a way to be happier? Are you seeking deeper connections with friends or looking for more friends? Want to relate better to your co-workers… Read more »

How rescued birds are helping veterans heal

Many veterans are now turning to birds as therapy or emotional support animals thanks to Parrots for Patriots, a program that pairs abandoned birds wi… Read more »

A connection between PTSD and Combat Blast Exposure

There has been some amazing evidence that exposure to blast waves from IEDs to gunfire to other artillery rounds injure the brain in ways that are not… Read more »

Disabled Army veteran and illegal immigrant tells his story of having to hide in the US

David (his last name withheld for his protection, served voluntarily in Vietnam for the US. He was, however also in the US illegally. His family moved… Read more »

One Veteran’s story of finding his passion after transition

It can be hard to find meaning after you serve in the military. Finding a new passion and purpose is one of the main ways to bounce back from PTSD…. Read more »

Can a blood test reveal PTSD in Veterans?

Researchers at the University of North Carolina are decoding blood samples taken from recent trauma victims at civilian emergency rooms. They’re seque… Read more »

How to Grow Your Startup on a $0 Marketing Budget

Metrics that impress investors and other founders don’t matter. You need to focus on the metrics that actually help you run your business and make sur… Read more »

Opioid abuse leads to higher suicide rates in Veterans

There is an opiate abuse problem in our country right now, but it’s hitting our Veterans harder than it is civilians. And a new study is proving it…. Read more »

The stigma that stops Veterans from seeking help

What discourages veterans from seeking treatment for post-traumatic stress? PBS offers a series called War on the Brain  to begin to answer that.

S… Read more »

A non-tech entrepreneur gives you his process for launching a product, asap

You have ideas and feel entrepreneurship is your calling but you have no techie side at all. What do you do? Simple. Follow startup wild man Ben Tosse… Read more »

Giving women in the military better access to healthcare

Women Veterans often feel like they don’t belong either in the military or out of the military in VA medical Centers.

Army reserve and combat Veter… Read more »

Sample resume for a Service member transitioning to civilian workforce

Coming home once leaving Service can be tough for many. Here’s a sample resume for a Marine seeking a civilian job in law enforcement.

Click the SO… Read more »

American Humane Society rolls out new program to train service dogs for Veterans

The country’s first national humane organization announced plans to build a center for training shelter dogs for service to Veterans with PTSD and oth… Read more »

VIDEOS: Four Veterans tell their PTSD story.

PBS recently interviewed four military Veterans capturing their individual stories of struggle with Post Traumatic Stress. This fascinating look at ho… Read more »

Two suicide attempts later, this Veteran walks his way to recovery

Many American’s have no idea that we lose 20+ Veterans to suicide every day. And after his own struggles, Ernesto Rodriguez is stepping up.

He is w… Read more »

Veterans, here are your best bets for colleges in 2017

Looking for a college that truly supports you as a Veteran? These schools go out of their way to help. The Military Times sent out a 150-question surv… Read more »

GI Bill processing delays affect 11,000+

Many Veterans take advantage of the GI Bill to pursue their education after they leave military service. However, you can’t pay your tuition bills if… Read more »

GI Bill processing delays affect 11,000+

Many Veterans take advantage of the GI Bill to pursue their education after they leave military service. However, you can’t pay your tuition bills if… Read more »

Veterans of Foreign War survey says: Fix the VA instead of outsourcing healthcare

An overwhelming number of Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) members prefer fixing Veterans Affairs medical services to establishing a new private-care ba… Read more »

More than a quarter of calls to the VA crisis line go to backup lines

Ongoing problems at the VA call center cause more than 1/4 of all calls to be redirected to other emergency response services call centers.

Those b… Read more »

Counterintuitive ways to drive leads and sales

Rather than focusing on short-term tactics, a leader at a successful startup took a long-term approach that increased leads and close rate by as much… Read more »

Former female Service member captures photos in her “Women of the U.S. Military” project

Female warriors are often under-represented in the stories and fanfare of celebrating those who serve and have served in the military.

After 12 yea… Read more »

Top 10 online bookclubs for entrepreneurs

Wait, before you roll your eyes, online bookclubs for entrepreneurs really can have a huge impact on your success.

Online book clubs encourage read… Read more »

How to Design a Sticky Product Experience

Real product stickiness means that you don’t have to bug users for their attention. They come back to you on their own. Feature bloat is the enemy of… Read more »

Indiana Veterans hoping healing brain injury treatment will be covered by insurance

Traumatic brain Injury is a serious injury that’s hard to diagnose but even harder to treat. However there is an alternative treatment called HBOT (Hy… Read more »

High school students make mini-documentaries about military Veterans

Students at a Corona Del Mar High in California come together with servicemen and servicewomen to tell the Veterans’ stories in mini, documentary-like… Read more »

Veterans speak out against cutting National Arts budget

Recently funding cuts have been proposed for the National Endowment for the Arts. Those cuts would negatively affect Veterans who are prescribed art t… Read more »

9 things that cause good employees to quit

If you’re a business owner, you know that your employees are your assets. Understanding how to keep them productive and happy, matters. Few things are… Read more »

Senators in Maine rally for free national park access for wounded Veterans

The Wounded Veterans Recreation Act aims to give any military Veteran with a service-connected disability a free, all-access park pass to any National… Read more »

Veteran with Post Traumatic Stress killed by police, family sues

On March 9, 2015, a police officer responded to reports of a suspicious person knocking on doors and crawling on the ground at an apartment complex ju… Read more »

Homeless Veteran “camp” forced off State property in Arizona

The Arizona DOT recently forced a homeless veterans’ camp to relocate since the camp was on state-owned property.

Jeff Kagan, Veterans on Patrol re… Read more »

Does a Product Manager at a High Growth Technology Startup Need To Be Technical?

Mike Belsito of Product Collective researches whether high-growth technology startups value technical backgrounds when hiring Product Managers.

Do… Read more »

Government of Canada details enhanced support for Veterans and their families

The Canadian government is rolling out a comprehensive package that will recognize the important role of caregivers, help more families, support mental health and pay for the education and training Veterans need to find the work they want in their po… Read more »

Raising seed funding: What you need to know

Seed funding, while often is gathered from family and friends, can also be raised from investors who buy into your idea and your plan. These insights… Read more »

Suicide toll reveals how system failed Canada’s soldiers and veterans

At least 70 soldiers and vets died by suicide after serving on the Afghanistan mission – a growing cohort excluded from official accounts. Dozens of f… Read more »

One Veteran uses photography to manage his Post Traumatic Stress

Michael McCoy did two tours in Iraq. He also experienced a stay at Walter Reed Army Hospital. Until that moment, photography had been a hobby of sorts… Read more »

The Only Thing You Need to Get Good At

You should be dedicated to your company, but you should never get attached.

Too many founders are on an emotional rollercoaster with their companie… Read more »

New budget aims to give veterans better access to education, job market and health care

With the release of the 2017 federal budget, the deputy minister of Veteran Affairs is looking forward to implementing measures to better take care of… Read more »

Starbuck’s plans to hire 15,000 more military Veterans and spouses by 2025

Already hitting their goal of hiring 10,000 Veterans that was set in 2013, Starbuck’s now plans to hire 15,000 moreVeterans and military spouses by 20… Read more »

Navy Veteran takes his own life right before a fundraising event to help Veterans with Post Traumatic Stress

A benefit in Kansas City to take place March 24th, 2017, was not cancelled even though one of the organizers, Veteran Ben Kelley, tragically took his… Read more »

First double-amputee police officer sworn in–and he’s a military Veteran.

Lance Cpl. Matias Ferreira was leading a mission in Afghanistan. A machine gunner, he jumped from a rooftop to get some supplies. However what he didn… Read more »

Another consequence of 15 years of war? Child abuse on the rise in military families.

The Pentagon has struggled to deal with a little-noticed cascade of child abuse and neglect cases in military families in the years since America went… Read more »

Are social ventures right for venture capital?

As a social mission entrepreneur you might be asking yourself: Should I be funding from impact investors or venture capitalists?

And while many VCs… Read more »

Neurologist has proof Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) works for Veterans with traumatic brain injury.

U.S. Army veteran Chris Liby says hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) saved his life after surviving an IED explosion while he was deployed to the Middle… Read more »

There might soon be legislation against pretending your pet is a service animal in Massachusetts

Hard to believe but there are many people who go online and order a service dog/animal ID kit even though their pet is not needed for any disability…. Read more »

INSPIRATION: Little girl rescued by Air Force veteran in 2005 asks her “hero” to JROTC ball 12 years later

You never forget kindness. Especially when it also saves your young life. In 2005, Hurricane Katrina devastated the Gulf Coast and killed nearly 2000… Read more »

How to write a business plan. (Easy steps to success)

Step 1. You have to write a solid business plan to even think about starting and running a successful business.

The plan becomes a living document… Read more »

Why most Venture-backed companies fail

According to Harvard Business School’s Shikar Ghosh, 75% of startups never return cash to investors and 40% end up losing all of investors’ money…. Read more »

Can Virtual Reality help Veterans with trauma?

Virtual Reality (VR) isn’t just for gamers any more.

Dr. Skip Rizzo directs the Medical Virtual Reality Lab at the University of Southern Californi… Read more »

How To Make Sure Your Fundraising Pitches Land

The prospect of big investor backing is exciting and glamorous. But beneath that shiny veneer are steep expectations that most startups aren’t prepare… Read more »

Dying father of Veteran who took his life makes last effort to raise awareness with 600 flags

Howard Berry is dying of cancer. He’s stopped all treatment. His life seems less important after he lost his son, U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Joshua Berry, t… Read more »

Veteran goes from living in car to graduating from college

Zack Cleghorn came back from deployment four years ago and transitioned to civilian life. He tried to hold a job but he suffered with depression and P… Read more »


My birthday donation gift to Veteran Rescue and updates.

I am traveling to Texas within a week to deliver the adopted animals to their new forever homes. I am traveling to South Carolina in May and Virginia in July to attend events benefiting Veteran Rescue. Patricia Franson donated her legacy to help support us which is what is allowing us to secure our future and help even more Veterans and animals. We can’t thank her enough may she rest in peace.

I am donating my birthday to Veteran Rescue. This nonprofit means a lot to me, and I invite you to give the gift of a donation for my birthday.