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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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We are excited!!


We are excited we found the perfect ranch, at a great value. Now we must secure it and that takes money. We are eagerly awaiting our CFC numbers and we were recently awarded $5000 cash from Cargill.  Thank you Cargill and Nutrena World. Thank you Larry and Carlene Cook who made this possible by choosing Veteran Rescue. Together we might have enough, but with Veteran Rescue’s supporters and donors contributing to this ranch to feel a part of Healing would be the best thing ever!

Animal Rescue & Veteran Support Services (DBA Veteran Rescue) is a 501c3 nonprofit in Lake Mary, FL. Since 2011, Veteran Rescue has helped both veterans and animals alike, pairing them together to combat PTSD, stress, overwork and to give a second chance to animals living on the street.

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, five years after its inception, Veteran Rescue has the opportunity to obtain a ranch instead of partnering up and renting out pieces of ranches, like it has been done in the past. Never before has our main goal of having a ranch for our nonprofit been closer in our sight.

This is where you come in. We need your help to get this ranch.

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 rejuvinate the spirt.
To learn more visit http://veteranrescue.org

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.

We envision a 162 acre ranch that would house our rescue animals and veterans and service personnel. A ranch at its most basic needs a $85,000 down payment for a $425,000 purchase. With this ranch, not only could we house veterans to be rehabilitated, but we could pair them with animals specifically trained to be companion or service animals. This ranch would also serve as a retreat for Veterans, their families and government workers.  Outside of a large ranch purchase, there are smaller monetary needs in pet care costs (for active service animal training) and general administrative costs.

“I have served on the Board of Veteran Rescue for several years now and it is a cause near and dear to my heart. On the Road as Miss USA, I saw first-hand the damage that PTSD inflicts on the lives and livelihood of our men and women in uniform. To me, Veteran Rescue is everything a service oriented organization should be. They are fully committed to serving our heroes in any capacity needed.  While their focus is animal assisted therapies to aid in the treatment and relief of PTSD, they use their time and resources to support service members in any way they can, whether it is a simple home repair, a calling card, or just an ear to listen. From the most basic need to the greatest, Veteran Rescue gives their all to find a way to meet the needs of our service members. They listen and support service members in a way I rarely see anymore. Christi works tirelessly to provide for and serve our heroes. She inspires me every  day with her selfless determination and commitment to serving those who serve.”  – Heidi-Marie Ferren, Miss USA, heidi@veteranrescue.org

According to Military Pathways, it is estimated that 11-20 of Iraq and Afghanistan veterans, 10 of Gulf War Veterans, and 30 of Vietnam Veterans experience PTSD symptoms. Of the general American population 2.2 of the American population, – 7.7 million people, may have PTSD symptoms.  Can grooming and riding horses foster recovery from mental illness? According to a recent article published in the Psychiatric Times, the answer is “yes”.  “Evidence has continued to accumulate; more rigorous controlled studies are being conducted, resulting in the emergence of a significant body of literature supporting the therapeutic value of the human-companion animal interaction.” An article reviewing the benefits of animal-assisted therapy has even appeared in the prestigious Journal of the American Medical Association.
Animal assisted therapy reduces suicide rates by 30%!!

Animal Rescue & Veteran Support Services, Corp (Veteran Rescue ®) is a 501c3 nonprofit created by Ms. Christi Hubbard (primary owner, founder and CFO) to use animal assisted therapy to assist Veterans in their rehabilitation and reorientation through various services. Since 2011 we have been assisting veterans with home repair projects, rehabilitating rescued animals and paring them together to heal both with plenty of care. We utilize the following services primarily:  Equine Therapy: Retreats for Veterans suffering from PTSD: Animal Rescues: adoptions, no-kill shelter. Home Repair Projects. Animal Assisted Therapy.

In regards to animal rescue, Veteran Rescue currently takes in and cares for several animals. The animals are spayed, neutered, vaccinated and socialized before they are adopted out. If they have injuries, their injuries are taken care of. The animals are used in therapy and paired up with families in need. Veteran Rescue makes sure that the people who adopt the rescued animals can take care of the animals in need by screening potential adopters through phone calls, interviews playtime with the animals and house visits.

The cost of caring for these animals in need is extensive and space is limited within Veteran Rescue’s facilities. Because of this, Veteran Rescue is looking to expand its facilities but resources are limited and needs must be prioritized. The needs include the cost of food, shelter, shots, spaying, neutering, de-flea/de-worm treatment, first  aid, toys and room for the animals to play and grow.  Veteran Rescue prides itself on its care. It has won 6 awards for Best of Lake Mary animal shelters. Veteran Rescue pledges to continue this quality of care, despite the need for resources. Support of any kind is more than appreciated, in the form of in kind donations, gifts, monetary donations, grants, CFC funds, fund raising and word of mouth. As good stewards, Veteran Rescue is open to visiting with local representatives in any of our national branches.

Fact: With an estimated 24 US Veterans take their lives every day! These women and men need our nation’s help. Many of our Veterans are negatively impacted by post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), traumatic brain injury and depression. Transitioning out of the military is difficult for many Veterans; resulting in drug/alcohol abuse, relationship issues, violence, unemployment and homelessness. About 25% of those who are homeless on any given day are Veterans. Veterans may find comfort and companionship in have a dog and/or using equine therapy; in knowing they have the job skills necessary to gain and maintain a job; and knowing they have support of a community and the nation.

The Goal: Purchase an Equine Therapy Ranch where Service Dogs will be trained with their handlers, Veterans and Family members can go on Retreats and Heal. Rescued Animals will get a new start on life including Horses for our programs.

The Need: We receive calls on a daily basis and referrals weekly from other organizations. Our current facility is way too small to accommodate them all.

The Solution: Businesses and People Nationwide pledge to match funds and Donate Today to help Veteran Rescue Raise the Funds needed to purchase the ranch and immediately begin helping a 1000 Veterans and animals instead of dozens for the exact same cost per year!

The cost needed to raise is: $150,000 annually with startup purchase of $450,000. Animal Rescue & Veteran Support Services DBA Veteran Rescue needs your support. Share. Donate. Network. Let’s show politicians how we care for our Military Veterans and animals in need.

It takes a dedicated community helping their nonprofits to succeed.  Veteran Rescue can not do it ALONE, We need the community to step up and support us whether donating in kind items such as pet food and other supplies, or holding fundraisers on our behalf, or even introducing us to local movers and shakers. It takes a community of supportive people working with the nonprofit. Please donate and share this with your network.

Veteran Rescue needs a new facility now. Bear, Queen, Numa, Angel, Chester, and others deserve the space just as our Nation’s heroes deserve the fresh air and animal assisted therapy, not being over medicated or suiciding. 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, five years after its inception, Veteran Rescue has the opportunity to obtain a ranch instead of partnering up and renting out pieces of ranches, like it has been done in the past. Never before has our main goal of having a ranch for our nonprofit been closer in our sight.

This is where you come in. We need your help to get this ranch. I see all kinds of money going to dead or dying, why not help the living to succeed not commit suicide or self-medicate. We’re not asking for much. 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.   To learn more about Veteran Rescue, please see http://veteranrescue.org
http://veteranrescue.org/about-ptsd   http://veteranrescue.org/recreational-therapy

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Fact: There are nearly 21,000 in the line of duty police officer deaths over the past 200 years. There have been 25 K9 in the line of duty deaths. There have been over 4500 fire fighter in the line of duty deaths over the past years. Military in the line of deaths only major combat wars: Since 1980 7,673 deaths, since 1775 1,354,664 died.

https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=S7ED6HQU6EAZJ

Tier 1: Get a personalized thank you card.
Tier 2: Thank you mug + card
Get a  personalized thankard AND a 16 oz mug as a thank you for donating card
Tier 3: Get a personalized thank you card AND a Veteran Rescue shirt for donating. Please email info@veteranrescue.org with your name, address and preferred shirt size if you have one. If you don’t provide us with this information, we may send you a size Large by default, or whatever stock is on hand. If you email us but haven’t claimed this reward on GoFundMe, we cannot send you this reward – apologies!

Future rewards/stretch goals:
These can be added once we know we have the interest but the ranch MUST be purchased and operational! These will be added once we hit our 50k goal.

-Discounted visits to Veteran Rescue
-FREE visits to Veteran Rescue

Thank you for all you do!

Nashville Celebration Fundraiser

EOW Veteran Rescue LogoWe are so excited to finally be here after years of sacrificing!!

A celebration for our Veterans. Please RSVP. Share and donate.

We thank you for your service. Come to our Celebration.
https://www.facebook.com/events/992453777534296/

Saturday, October 22 at 1 PM – 6 PM in CDT

JuRo Stables 735 Carver Lane Mt Juliet, Tennessee 37122 (615) 773-7433

A celebration of Veteran Rescue obtaining the funds needed to relocate to our own facility for Veterans and animals in need nationwide. This was years in the making. Fundraiser for the programs. EOW Run is our partner organization also benefitting. Craig Martin is our Entertainment for this event among others. Craig wrote Don’t Take The Girl by Tim McGraw.

All tickets can be purchased through our Paypal link here or on the website, or in person. $20 per adult suggested donation, Kids 14 and under free.

#EOWRUN #Country #Music #Veterans #Military #Animals #Ranch #VeteranRescue #Equine #Therapy #Healing #Nature #Family #Fun #Dogs #Horses #CFC #FortCampbell #TN #FL #TX #OR #VA

Nashville Celebration Fundraiser
Saturday, October 22 at 1:00pm in CDT
JuRo Stables 735 Carver Lane Mt Juliet, Tennessee 37122 (615) 773-7433

I own a small 501c3 nonprofit relocating to Nashville area helping Veterans and animals. We are holding a fundraiser in October with Craig Martin as one of our entertainers. He wrote the song, Don’t Take The Girl that Tim McGraw sang. We’re looking for radio interviews, mentions, or anything at all you can do to help make this event a success. To find out more go to http://veteranrescue.org

 Thank you for your support! Share, Donate, RSVP!

New Board Members and Volunteers

Good News!! Animal Rescue & Veteran Support Services Trade name Veteran Rescue has new Board Members and Volunteers in multiple states across the country. They are helping to network, introduce, and organize fundraisers to get all the Home Repair Projects completed and to help purchase the ranch.

Thank you so much for helping. Robert Wilson, John Bazemore, Tom Cruz, William Galvan, Heidi-Marie Ferren, Melissa Vazquez, Mark Myers, Azure Matt, Christian Tujo, Mike Perry, LinkedIn – Mil-Net, Linzi Krueger, Judith Teasley, Jack Pagano just to name a few.

We are looking for volunteers and Board members to help out. Board members meet quarterly by Skype. I have them in multiple states, We have a 5k run/walk fundraisers set up in multiple states. We still have openings on the Board. Contact me if interested. Here is some more detailed info on current items.

1st Annual Veteran Rescue Fun Run! Florida

https://www.raceentry.com/rac…/veteran-rescue-annual-fun-run

Registration:https://www.raceentry.com/races/veteran-rescue-annual-fun-

run/2015/register

Volunteer Registration:https://www.raceentry.com/…/vetera…/2015/volunteers/register

Stand Alone Shopping:https://www.raceentry.com/…/veteran-rescue-an…/2015/shopping

CO, CA, TX, AR, NC, TN, and FL will all have these runs soon. Contact the Board member in your state to ask about it. http://veteranrescue.org/team

Animal Rescue & Veteran Support Services Trade name Veteran Rescue needs your support. Share. Let’s show politicians how we care for our Military Veterans and animals in need.

It takes a dedicated community helping their nonprofits to succeed.

Tampa, Fl; Temple Terrace, Fl; Temple, TX; Clarksville, TN; and Lake Mary, Fl; Jonesboro, AR, Colorado Springs, CO, Los Angeles, CA; Lumberton, NC Thank you for your support. Let’s keep it going!

 Whose community values help for the Veterans, for the animals, for Therapy animals. Who is in NEED?

Veteran Rescue can not do it ALONE, We need the community to step up and support us whether donating in kind items such as pet food and other supplies, or holding fundraisers on our behalf, or even introducing us to local movers and shakers.

It takes a community of supportive people working with the nonprofit. Please donate and share this with your network.

 Veteran Rescue needs a new facility now. Bear, Queen, Numa, Angel, Chester, and others deserve the space just as our Nation’s heroes deserve the fresh air and animal assisted therapy, not being over medicated or suiciding.

https://www.gofundme.com/vetrescranch

 We will be speaking in Orlando, Fl in October 14 and 21 as well. We would like our Veterans to step up and speak on our behalf in their area for the CFC. Military and Federal Employees will be choosing their nonprofit to support. Hopefully our supporters will help us get the word out. CFC 19270. From now through December choose CFC 19270.

Mark Your Calendars!!

5 k Race with fun walk is  Dec 19. Sat.

Al Lopez Park course. Tampa, Fl

Registration: https://www.raceentry.com/races/veteran-rescue-annual-fun-

run/2015/register

Stand Alone Shopping: https://www.raceentry.com/…/veteran-rescue-an…/2015/shopping

Volunteer Registration: https://www.raceentry.com/races/veteran-rescue-

annual-fun-run/2015/volunteers/register

We also have these races in other states coming up as well including Texas, Colorado, and California. I can’t thank my volunteers enough for participating and helping push Veteran Rescue awareness to others.

FYI we’re eligible for government contracts as a Woman Owned Small Business. Set asides, subs, and prime.  

We have high hopes for obtaining our ranch.

Animal Rescue & Veteran Support Services (DBA Veteran Rescue) is a 501c3 nonprofit in Lake Mary, FL. Since 2011, Veteran Rescue has helped both veterans and animals alike, pairing them together to combat PTSD, stress, overwork and to give a second chance to animals living on the street.

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, five years after its inception, Veteran Rescue has the opportunity to obtain a ranch instead of partnering up and renting out pieces of ranches, like it has been done in the past. Never before has our main goal of having a ranch for our nonprofit been closer in our sight.

This is where you come in. We need your help to get this ranch.

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.

To learn more about Veteran Rescue, please see http://veteranrescue.org

http://veteranrescue.org/about-ptsd

http://veteranrescue.org/recreational-therapy

The Need: We receive calls on a daily basis and referrals weekly from other organizations. Our current facility is way too small to accommodate them all.

 Fact: Some areas such as Tampa, Fl have higher than average suicide numbers. The popular number of 22 is no longer accurate as of Feb 2013. See our videos about PTSD on our Youtube page: https://www.youtube.com/veteranrescue

With an estimated 24 US Veterans take their lives every day! These women and men need our nation’s help. Many of our Veterans are negatively impacted by post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), traumatic brain injury and depression. Transitioning out of the military is difficult for many Veterans; resulting in drug/alcohol abuse, relationship issues, violence, unemployment and homelessness. About 25% of those who are homeless on any given day are Veterans.

Veterans may find comfort and companionship in have a dog and/or using equine therapy; in knowing they have the job skills necessary to gain and maintain a job; and knowing they have support of a community and the nation.

The Goal: Purchase an Equine Therapy Ranch where Service Dogs will be trained with their handlers, Veterans and Family members can go on Retreats and Heal. Rescued Animals will get a new start on life including Horses for our programs.

The Solution: Businesses and People Nationwide pledge to match funds and Donate Today to help Veteran Rescue Raise the Funds needed to purchase the ranch and immediately begin helping a 1000 Veterans and animals instead of dozens for the exact same cost per year!

What is PTSD?

According to Military Pathways, it is estimated that 11-20% of Iraq and Afghanistan veterans, 10% of Gulf War Veterans, and 30% of Vietnam Veterans experience PTSD symptoms. Of the general American population 2.2% of the American population, ~ 7.7 million people, may have PTSD symptoms.

Benefits of Equine Therapy:

Can grooming and riding horses foster recovery from mental illness? According to a recent article published in the Psychiatric Times, the answer is “yes”. “Evidence has continued to accumulate; more rigorous controlled studies are being conducted, resulting in the emergence of a significant body of literature supporting the therapeutic value of the human-companion animal interaction.” An article reviewing the benefits of animal-assisted therapy has even appeared in the prestigious Journal of the American Medical Association.

Please share the link to all your follower, friends, family, coworkers. You never know who can donate, even if it’s just $5 a person. Don’t our Veterans deserve better treatment? Don’t the animals in kill shelters or abandoned deserve better? Please help get the word out there.

http://www.gofundme.com/VetRescRanch

I see all kinds of money going to dead or dying, why not help the living to succeed not commit suicide or self medicate. We’re not asking for much.

‪#‎VeteranRescue ‪#‎TaxDeductible ‪#‎HealingRanch ‪#‎NoMoreSuicides ‪#‎HealthyLiving ‪#‎Soldiers ‪#‎Animals # Clarksville ‪#‎TN ‪#‎Tampa ‪#‎FL

About the rewards:

Tier 1: Get a personalized thank you card.

Tier 2: Thank you mug + card

Get a personalized thank you card AND a 16 oz mug as a thank you for donating.

Tier 3: Thank you shirt + card Get a personalized thank you card AND a Veteran Rescue shirt for donating. Please email donate@veteranrescue.org with your name, address and preferred shirt size if you have one. If you don’t provide us with this information, we may send you a size Large by default, or whatever stock is on hand. If you email us but haven’t claimed this reward on GoFundMe, we cannot send you this reward – apologies!

Future rewards/stretch goals:

These can be added once we know we have the interest but the ranch MUST be purchased and operational! These will be added once we hit our 50k goal.

-Discounted visits to Veteran Rescue

-FREE visits to Veteran Rescue

Thank you for all you do!

SELECT A REWARD LEVEL Or, Donate a Different Amount

THANK YOU CARD

$5

Get a personalized thank you card from Veteran Rescue for your efforts.

THANK YOU MUG

$10

Get a personalized thank you card and a free 16 oz mug for your donation. Fits Kurig Machines!!

THANK YOU SHIRT

$25

Get a personalized thank you card and a Veteran Rescue shirt. Please email donate@veteranrescue.org w/ your name, address & shirt size or Large will be sent.

SHARE,TWEET,DONATE, or COPY, PASTE & SHARE:

https://www.gofundme.com/VetRescRanch

 Veteran Rescue Annual Fun Run

Race Description

The 1st Annual Fun Run for Veteran Rescue. Our 501c3 nonprofit helps Veterans, their families, and animals. All proceeds go to our programs and purchase of ranch facility. We are unique in that we use animals in our therapies. We are a Warrior’s Sanctuary! Let’s Have Fun and raise money for our Heroes. If you’re in Tampa, Clearwater, St. Pete Florida area please come join us!! Click the link below to find out how you can run or walk for FREE!! Prizes to be awarded. Runners get set and mark your calendars!

 

Contact Information

Name: Christi Hubbard

Email: fundraising@veteranrescue.org

Website: http://veteranrescue.org

Next Race: 12/19/2015 08:00 (Saturday)

Location: Al Lopez Park Tampa, FL

Registration: https://www.raceentry.com/races/veteran-rescue-annual-fun-

run/2015/register

Categories: 5k Fun Run, Family Walk Ages 12+, Kiddies Fun Time

Volunteer Registration: https://www.raceentry.com/races/veteran-rescue-

annual-fun-run/2015/volunteers/register

Stand Alone Shopping: https://www.raceentry.com/…/veteran-rescue-an…/2015/shopping

1st Annual Veteran Rescue Fun Run!

Despite your support, we are unable to carry out this event. Thank you for supporting Veteran Rescue.

https://www.raceentry.com/race-reviews/veteran-rescue-annual-fun-run

Registration:https://www.raceentry.com/races/veteran-rescue-annual-fun-run/2015/register

Volunteer Registration:https://www.raceentry.com/races/veteran-rescue-annual-fun-run/2015/volunteers/register

Stand Alone Shopping:https://www.raceentry.com/races/veteran-rescue-annual-fun-run/2015/shopping

Animal Rescue & Veteran Support Services Trade name Veteran Rescue​ needs your
support. Share. Let’s show politicians how we care for our Military Veterans
and animals in need.

It takes a dedicated community helping their nonprofits to succeed.

Tampa, Fl; Temple Terrace, Fl; Temple, TX; Clarksville, TN; and Lake Mary, Fl.

Whose community values help for the Veterans, for the animals, for Therapy
animals. Who is in NEED?

Veteran Rescue can not do it ALONE, We need the community to step up and
support us whether donating in kind items such as pet food and other supplies,
or holding fundraisers on our behalf, or even introducing us to local movers
and shakers.

It takes a community of supportive people working with the nonprofit. Please
donate and share this with your network.

Veteran Rescue needs a new facility now. Bear, Queen, Numa, Angel, Chester,
and others deserve the space just as our Nation’s heroes deserve the fresh air
and animal assisted therapy, not being over medicated or suiciding.

https://www.gofundme.com/vetrescranch

We will be speaking in Orlando, Fl in October 14 and 21 as well. We would like
our Veterans to step up and speak on our behalf in their area for the CFC.
Military and Federal Employees will be choosing their nonprofit to support.
Hopefully our supporters will help us get the word out. CFC 19270. From now
through December choose CFC 19270.

Mark Your Calendars!!
5 k Race with fun walk is looking like Dec 19. Sat.
Al Lopez Park course. Tampa, Fl

Registration: https://www.raceentry.com/races/veteran-rescue-annual-fun-
run/2015/register

Stand Alone Shopping: https://www.raceentry.com/races/veteran-rescue-annual-
fun-run/2015/shopping

Volunteer Registration: https://www.raceentry.com/races/veteran-rescue-
annual-fun-run/2015/volunteers/register

We also have these races in other states coming up as well including Texas and
California.

I can’t thank my volunteers enough for participating and helping push Veteran
Rescue awareness to others.

FYI we’re eligible for government contracts as a Woman Owned Small Business.
Set asides, subs, and prime. We’re being introduced to KSC contract holder for
a sub.

We have high hopes for obtaining our ranch.

Animal Rescue & Veteran Support Services (DBA Veteran Rescue) is a 501c3
nonprofit in Lake Mary, FL. Since 2011, Veteran Rescue has helped both
veterans and animals alike, pairing them together to combat PTSD, stress,
overwork and to give a second chance to animals living on the street.

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, four
years after its inception, Veteran Rescue has the opportunity to obtain a
ranch instead of partnering up and renting out pieces of ranches, like it has
been done in the past. Never before has our main goal of having a ranch for
our nonprofit been closer in our sight.

This is where you come in. We need your help to get this ranch.

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 rejuvinate the spirt.

To learn more about Veteran Rescue, please see http://veteranrescue.org

http://veteranrescue.org/about-ptsd
http://veteranrescue.org/recreational-therapy

The Need: We receive calls on a daily basis and referrals weekly from other
organizations. Our current facility is way too small to accommodate them all.

Fact:
Some areas such as Tampa, Fl have higher than average suicide numbers. The
popular number of 22 is no longer accurate as of Feb 2013. See our videos
about PTSD on our Youtube page: https://www.youtube.com/veteranrescue

With an estimated 24 US Veterans take their lives every day! These women and
men need our nation’s help. Many of our Veterans are negatively impacted by
post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), traumatic brain injury and depression.
Transitioning out of the military is difficult for many Veterans; resulting in
drug/alcohol abuse, relationship issues, violence, unemployment and
homelessness. About 25% of those who are homeless on any given day are
Veterans.

Veterans may find comfort and companionship in have a dog and/or using equine
therapy; in knowing they have the job skills necessary to gain and maintain a
job; and knowing they have support of a community and the nation.

The Goal: Purchase an Equine Therapy Ranch where Service Dogs will be trained
with their handlers, Veterans and Family members can go on Retreats and Heal.
Rescued Animals will get a new start on life including Horses for our
programs.

The Solution: Businesses and People Nationwide pledge to match funds and
Donate Today to help Veteran Rescue Raise the Funds needed to purchase the
ranch and immediately begin helping a 1000 Veterans and animals instead of
dozens for the exact same cost per year!

What is PTSD?
According to Military Pathways, it is estimated that 11-20% of Iraq and
Afghanistan veterans, 10% of Gulf War Veterans, and 30% of Vietnam Veterans
experience PTSD symptoms. Of the general American population 2.2% of the
American population, ~ 7.7 million people, may have PTSD symptoms.

Benefits of Equine Therapy:
Can grooming and riding horses foster recovery from mental illness? According
to a recent article published in the Psychiatric Times, the answer is “yes”.
“Evidence has continued to accumulate; more rigorous controlled studies are
being conducted, resulting in the emergence of a significant body of
literature supporting the therapeutic value of the human-companion animal
interaction.” An article reviewing the benefits of animal-assisted therapy has
even appeared in the prestigious Journal of the American Medical Association.

Please share the link to all your follower, friends, family, coworkers. You
never know who can donate, even if it’s just $5 a person.

Don’t our Veterans deserve better treatment? Don’t the animals in kill
shelters or abandoned deserve better? Please help get the word out there.

http://www.gofundme.com/VetRescRanch

I see all kinds of money going to dead or dying, why not help the living to
succeed not commit suicide or self medicate. We’re not asking for much.

#VeteranRescue #TaxDeductible #HealingRanch #NoMoreSuicides #HealthyLiving
#Soldiers #Animals # Clarksville #TN #Tampa #FL
About the rewards:
Tier 1: Get a personalized thank you card.

Tier 2: Thank you mug + card
Get a personalized thank you card AND a 16 oz mug as a thank you for
donating.

Tier 3: Thank you shirt + card
Get a personalized thank you card AND a Veteran Rescue shirt for donating.
Please email donate[at]veteranrescue.org with your name, address and preferred
shirt size if you have one. If you don’t provide us with this information, we
may send you a size Large by default, or whatever stock is on hand. If you
email us but haven’t claimed this reward on GoFundMe, we cannot send you this
reward – apologies!

Future rewards/stretch goals:
These can be added once we know we have the interest but the ranch MUST be
purchased and operational! These will be added once we hit our 50k goal.

-Discounted visits to Veteran Rescue
-FREE visits to Veteran Rescue

Thank you for all you do!

SELECT A REWARD LEVEL Or, Donate a Different Amount
THANK YOU CARD
$5

Get a personalized thank you card from Veteran Rescue for your efforts.
THANK YOU MUG
$10
Get a personalized thank you card and a free 16 oz mug for your donation.
Fits Kurig Machines!!

THANK YOU SHIRT
$25
Get a personalized thank you card and a Veteran Rescue shirt. Please email
donate[at]veteranrescue.org w/ your name, address & shirt size or Large will
be sent.

SHARE,TWEET,DONATE, or COPY, PASTE & SHARE:
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Veteran Rescue Annual Fun Run

Race Description
The 1st Annual Fun Run for Veteran Rescue. Our 501c3 nonprofit helps Veterans,
their families, and animals. All proceeds go to our programs and purchase of
ranch facility. We are unique in that we use animals in our therapies. We are
a Warrior’s Sanctuary! Let’s Have Fun and raise money for our Heroes.
If you’re in Tampa, Clearwater, St. Pete Florida area please come join us!!
Click the link below to find out how you can run or walk for FREE!! Prizes to
be awarded. Runners get set and mark your calendars!

Contact Information
Name: Christi Hubbard
Email: fundraising@veteranrescue.org
Website: http://veteranrescue.org
Next Race: 12/19/2015 08:00 (Saturday)
Location: Al Lopez Park Tampa, FL

Registration: https://www.raceentry.com/races/veteran-rescue-annual-fun-
run/2015/register

Categories: 5k Fun Run, Family Walk Ages 12+, Kiddies Fun Time

Volunteer Registration: https://www.raceentry.com/races/veteran-rescue-
annual-fun-run/2015/volunteers/register

Stand Alone Shopping: https://www.raceentry.com/races/veteran-rescue-annual-
fun-run/2015/shopping

 

Have you seen our story?

It takes a dedicated community helping their nonprofits to succeed.

Tampa, Fl; Temple Terrace, Fl; Temple, TX; Clarksville, TN; and Lake Mary, Fl.

Whose community values help for the Veterans, for the animals, for Therapy animals. Who is in NEED?

Veteran Rescue can not do it ALONE, We need the community to step up and support us whether donating in kind items such as pet food and other supplies, or holding fundraisers on our behalf, or even introducing us to local movers and shakers.

It takes a community of supportive people working with the nonprofit. Please donate and share this with your network.

Veteran Rescue needs a new facility now. Bear, Queen, Numa, Angel, Chester, and others deserve the space just as our Nation’s heroes deserve the fresh air and animal assisted therapy, not being over medicated or suiciding.

https://youtu.be/RqCqGAVAe2Y News 13 interview with Tom Cruz.

https://www.gofundme.com/vetrescranch

http://veteranrescue.org/about-ptsd

http://veteranrescue.org/recreational-therapy

The Need: We receive calls on a daily basis and referrals weekly from other organizations. Our current facility is way too small to accommodate them all. Cost of purchasing our 1st Healing Ranch is going to take a cash infusion by Dec 2015 of $150,000.

Fact:

Some areas such as Tampa, Fl have higher than average suicide numbers. The popular number of 22 is no longer accurate as of Feb 2013. See our videos about PTSD on our Youtube page: https://www.youtube.com/veteranrescue

With an estimated 24 US Veterans take their lives every day! These women and men need our nation’s help. Many of our Veterans are negatively impacted by post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), traumatic brain injury and depression. Transitioning out of the military is difficult for many Veterans; resulting in drug/alcohol abuse, relationship issues, violence, unemployment and homelessness. About 25% of those who are homeless on any given day are Veterans. Veterans may find comfort and companionship in have a dog and/or using equine therapy; in knowing they have the job skills necessary to gain and maintain a job; and knowing they have support of a community and the nation.

The Goal: Purchase an Equine Therapy Ranch where Service Dogs will be trained with their handlers, Veterans and Family members can go on Retreats and Heal. Rescued Animals will get a new start on life including Horses for our programs.

The Solution: Businesses and People Nationwide pledge to match funds and Donate Today to help Veteran Rescue Raise the Funds needed to purchase the ranch and immediately begin helping a 1000 Veterans and animals instead of dozens for the exact same cost per year!

What is PTSD?

According to Military Pathways, it is estimated that 11-20% of Iraq and Afghanistan veterans, 10% of Gulf War Veterans, and 30% of Vietnam Veterans experience PTSD symptoms. Of the general American population 2.2% of the American population, ~ 7.7 million people, may have PTSD symptoms.

Benefits of Equine Therapy:

Can grooming and riding horses foster recovery from mental illness? According to a recent article published in the Psychiatric Times, the answer is “yes”.

“Evidence has continued to accumulate; more rigorous controlled studies are being conducted, resulting in the emergence of a significant body of literature supporting the therapeutic value of the human-companion animal interaction.” An article reviewing the benefits of animal-assisted therapy has even appeared in the prestigious Journal of the American Medical Association.

Veteran Rescue is close to closing on our 1st Healing Ranch just minutes from MacDill. Please share the link to all your follower, friends, family, coworkers. You never know who can donate, even if it’s just $5 a person.

We have several FUN fundraisers right at the ranch in question this September. The owner is selling the business and ranch to Veteran Rescue and must have closing by October. It has a creek year round, springs, lake, lots of trees, and wildlife.

Don’t our Veterans deserve better treatment? Don’t the animals in kill shelters or abandoned deserve better? Please help get the word out there.

http://www.gofundme.com/VetRescRanch

I see all kinds of money going to dead or dying, why not help the living to succeed not commit suicide or self medicate. We’re not asking for much.

#VeteranRescue #TaxDeductible #HealingRanch #NoMoreSuicides #HealthyLiving #Soldiers #Animals

Sincerely,

Christi Hubbard, Ph. 407-967-8341
Animal Rescue & Veteran Support Services, Corp. CFC Approved! 19270 (Combined Federal Campaign) 501c approved and tax exempt certified.

Trade name Veteran Rescue ® http://www.veteranrescue.org/ “A Warrior’s Sanctuary”.

July 4th Events

News 13 interview airs this Saturday July 4th! Publix donation table event this weekend is located at corners of Timacuan and Rinehart all day. ‪#‎VeteranRescueChallenge‬ is still on until July 31st. Animal Rescue & Veteran Support Services Trade name Veteran Rescue now has inventory of T-shirts and coffee cups. We have brochures and business cards back in and Thank you cards coming soon. All donations are 100% tax deductible. Save A Life by donating today. Share this message. You never know who you know that might be able to help. Wildcat’s Sanctuary and Ranch Corp is still available to take on clients for dog walking and pet sitting in Florida. We donate 90% of our profit to ‪#‎VeteranRescue

Veteran Rescue Challenge

http://www.gofundme.com/VetRescRanch

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The Fourth of July is a celebration, of the birth of America. Every summer, families and friends get together to enjoy barbeques and fireworks. However, not everyone can enjoy the fun. 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. We envision a 100 acre ranch in XXX county, Florida that would house our rescue animals and 25 veterans and service personnel.

A ranch at its most basic needs a $50,000 down payment for a $150,000 purchase. With this ranch, not only could we house veterans to be rehabilitated, but we could pair them with animals specifically trained to be companion or service animals. This ranch would also serve as a retreat for Veterans, their families and government workers.

Outside of a large ranch purchase, there are smaller monetary needs in pet care costs (for active service animal training) and general administrative costs.

How You Can Help Veteran Rescue

We encourage all donations, especially those matched against our current donations. These are the types of donations we accept:

  • Monetary
  • In-Kind (specifics at http://veteranrescue.org/donations)
  • In-Person Donations: We have another donation table event July 4 & July 5th at Publix (corner of Rinehart Rd and Timacuan Blvd) in Lake Mary, Florida. This will be our last event at this location so catch us while we’re available!

How our donations can be used can be found at http://veteranrescue.org/donations-work. Donated money tagged specifically for purchasing the ranch will go into an escrow account until we have enough.

Veteran Rescue accepts monetary donations by cash, check, debit/credit card and through online services like Paypal. Anyone can donate either all at once, or through a recurring monthly, quarterly payment, or whatever is most convenient to you.

Here are some of our past donations:

  • CFC donors pledged a total of $16,000 delivered monthly and quarterly.
  • Temple Terrace Women’s Club raised $350 for the year as their President’s Project.
  • Donation Table Event Raised $1224 in May.
  • Wildcat’s Sanctuary and Ranch has already been matching funds $4000 for 3 years

Veteran Rescue Challenges You to Match Donations that are pledged and contributed by July 31st. $25,000 this year to date! If a small Pet Sitting and Dog Walking Company can match funds so can you!

The Need: We receive calls on a daily basis and referrals weekly from other organizations. Our current facility is way too small to accommodate them all.

Fact:

With an estimated 24 US Veterans take their lives every day! These women and men need our nation’s help. Many of our Veterans are negatively impacted by post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), traumatic brain injury and depression. Transitioning out of the military is difficult for many Veterans; resulting in drug/alcohol abuse, relationship issues, violence, unemployment and homelessness. About 25% of those who are homeless on any given day are Veterans. Veterans may find comfort and companionship in have a dog and/or using equine therapy; in knowing they have the job skills necessary to gain and maintain a job; and knowing they have support of a community and the nation.

The Goal: Purchase an Equine Therapy Ranch where Service Dogs will be trained with their handlers, Veterans and Family members can go on Retreats and Heal. Rescued Animals will get a new start on life including Horses for our programs.


 

 

 

 

 

The Solution: Businesses and People Nationwide pledge to match funds and Donate Today to help Veteran Rescue Raise the Funds needed to purchase the ranch and immediately begin helping a 1000 Veterans and animals instead of dozens for the exact same cost per year!   

 

 

 

 

You tell us how You will Win this Challenge! The Winner will be the Business or Person that donates the most by July 31st! This includes pledges that are followed through with later. We will have Tier Level awards: Such as 3 Kindle Winners, Amazon Gift Cards of $25, $50, $100, books, Veteran Rescue Shirts and Cups, Framed Certificates, Public Acknowledgement on TV and social media, a Seat on our Advisory Board of Directors just to name a few. Tiers Levels are $1-$2500, $2501-$5000, $5001-$16000,$16001-$25000, $25001-$150,000, over $150001.

  • Rescue animals and train to provide comfort and therapy. By December, 2017 we will have rescued and trained at least 50 animals; Rescue 20 dogs and 30 horses for therapy. We rescue cats, dogs, and horses. This means we will need farrier services, veterinarian services frequently for shots, spay/neuter, routine care, food, treats, beddings, litter, harnesses, etc.
  • Provide therapy and counseling for Veterans. By December, 2017 we will have served 1000 or more Veterans, their family members, government workers, disabled children and battered women all will benefit from my services per ranch at 1 ranch location.
  • Provide job training that include apprentice training, job search and interview skills By December, 2017 we will have trained 150 Veterans. Staff needs will be 7 minimum with 15 volunteers for retreats and therapy. Apprenticeship sessions for Veterans. Working with local community builders. Teaching with real life examples and Veterans looking to open their own business.
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  • Promote awareness about the services to help Veterans make a change in their lives.
  • Connect community members with Veterans, by making presentation and developing relationships in the local community, across the state and nation. Travel East Coast, West Coast upon request. To be able to speak at multiple Military Bases and Federal Buildings. Sept through Dec.  By December, 2017, we will have made 500 presentations and developed 200 relationships.
  • Project Information: When we purchase 100+ acres horse ranch with outbuildings and a home on it we will immediately implement all goals listed above. It will then become a staffing/hiring/obtaining supplies and budget needs appropriately. We will move from a home based operation working with less than 10 Veterans a year face to face to a ranch we’re not paying to rent to use, saving money, time, and staff. Hiring staff will mean dependable certified help. No more waiting lists. There are 2 military Bases interested in working with us as well as the VA and multiple Military Veterans and family members have reached out to me

Veteran Rescue Mission Statement Animal Rescue & Veteran Support Services, Corp. DBA Veteran Rescue® is dedicated to transforming the lives of wounded and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) Veterans through equine interaction, therapies and job opportunities. Government, public and corporate agency personnel are also affected by PTSD, and they have other challenges such as high stress burn out, particularly in the corporate world and government agencies.  Disabled children and others in need, such as battered women will be encouraged to utilize our services. We offer our unique Team and skill set to benefit others. We are the leader in our industry because we utilize service animals in our equine therapy center on our healing retreats.

Veteran Rescue Vision Statement Veteran Rescue programs are dedicated to help heal wounded and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) affected Veterans through physical and psychological therapies accomplished on horseback.  Intrinsically, these programs will provide a health service-based need to military Veterans, government, public, and corporate agencies. The government, public and corporate agency personnel are encouraged to utilize our services to lower their stress burn out. Equine Therapy has been proven to lower heart attack and stroke risks, along with stress levels; a longer life span with quality of life is the result. Disabled children and others in need such as battered women will feel safe, loved, and ready to face the challenges of life. We will be helping to heal our Veterans who were wounded, those who are afflicted with PTSD and their families within those communities; this will be accomplished through equine therapy designed to reduce their symptoms.  Promisingly, our programming will lower suicide rates with Veterans while providing hope and independence to all people involved in our programs through medically and psychologically acknowledged therapeutic equine therapy.   Our ranch will be available to the government, public and corporate agency personnel who are also affected by PTSD, high stress burn out in both the corporate world and government agencies and other challenges. Disabled children and others in need such as battered women will be encouraged to utilize our services. 

Long Term Objectives: Demonstrate patriotism working with wounded military Veterans and putting them to work. It’s a Win/Win situation; heal our Veterans and lower their family’s anxiety and emotional pain, improve our economy and reduce Veteran suicide and divorce rates. Our goals are to reduce suicide rates, divorce rates, drug and alcohol addiction, end homelessness, give everyone a second chance, house those in need as space is available, and employ approximately 50 people per ranch in addition to our licensed personnel. Company Overview Animal Rescue & Veteran Support Services Corp., is a service – needs based organization focused on helping primarily Military Veterans while utilizing horse rescue along with other animals to assist in the healing process. “A Warrior’s Sanctuary”.

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Sincerely,

Christi Hubbard 407-967-8341 Animal Rescue & Veteran Support Services, Corp. CFC Approved! 19270 (Combined Federal Campaign) 501c approved and tax exempt certified. Trade name Veteran Rescue ® http://www.veteranrescue.org/ “A Warrior’s Sanctuary”. Be sure to keep up to date: http://www.amazon.com/Christi-Hubbard/e/B00NCG6TZO http://smile.amazon.com/ch/32-0337515        “Invest in our work to give Veterans and pets a better future, making them contributing members of society and our community stronger and healthier.” https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=S7ED6HQU6EAZJ

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Know Your Worth!

Know Your Worth!

I just had to talk about this. I know several of my friends can attest to this as well.

A recent conversation: ” You’re prices are too high!” My vet only charges $20/day to Board in the cages”, I want $10/day for your services. I charge $40/day to have run of the home, frequent playtime and walks through nature’s harvest.

I again go to my competitors and look at their prices. Let’s compare:

Large dog: $25/day for 6 by 8 room, playtime extra, 4 or 5 doggie shots required, extra walks, extra money.

Large Dog: $50/day, 4 or 5 doggies shots required, everything extra, holidays double priced!

Vets offices cages only, $20-60/day, no extras

Me: Run of the home, only Rabies is required by law so that is all I ask for, playtime all day, no charge! Extra walks, no charge! As in this case Once an hour sometimes 3 times an hour as dog is old and has cancer. Home has Oriental carpets and regular carpets to go with tile and wood floors. Cleaning costs for floors included in my prices.

Results: I had already guaranteed a deep discount of $20/day. I stood by that. I did not get the client’s business. That is okay. I know my worth. This was a one time exception. It will not happen again. I give discounts to Military and long term clients.

Know your worth. I don’t take every potential client that comes my way looking for rock bottom prices or even less than going rates. I have won 4 consecutive awards for my quality of service.

To learn more: http://www.wildcatsanctuaryranch.com/

I also keep my recommendations on my website. I have multiple client referrals. Google reviews, LinkedIn, and website, and let’s not forget Facebook. I’m looking at joining Angie’s List next.

The reason I tell you this is because if you sacrifice your worth for one person, next thing you know here comes a referral: “Well you did it for them, do it for me.”

Your services are costing you time, money, chemicals, employees, insurance, gas, vehicle repair and much more. Research your competitors and know your worth. The lowest fees on the block does not guarantee you clients. It may in fact guarantee you get none!

I have spoken to may other business owner and this is a frequent complaint of theirs. If this has happened with you and you want to share how you handled it, please comment!

Fundraisers Veteran Rescue is Hosting to raise funds for our programs!

Fundraisers Veteran Rescue is Hosting to raise funds for our programs!

Access these right on our Website for purchase or call/email to arrange local pickup or discounts. http://veteranrescue.org/veteran-rescue-mugs Available while supplies last. 330 on hand.

EBAY: 102 views. Great Collectible, Every day home or office use, great as gifts. Free Local Pick up. Discounts on large quantity purchases. Great fundraiser. Spread the word. Ends July 24th. http://www.ebay.com/itm/221475532906?ssPageName=STRK%3AMESELX%3AIT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649

Our Auction has had 356 views. We’re done to the last week to bid! We can do this. Spread the word. BID, BID, BID! http://www.biddingowl.com/Auction/index.cfm?auctionID=1778&viewType=1&category=11&catName=Everything+Else

Opening Bid $500, Retail $5500 Vacation and Renaissance Oil Portrait in one. Ends July 19th.

My 1st Book: Proceeds go to our Programs!!

Find it on Amazon Smile where Amazon donates a portion of purchase to our non profit if you choose us!

http://smile.amazon.com/Helpful-Tips-Any-Type-Business/dp/1500129291/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1404909065&sr=1-1&keywords=christi+hubbard

Kindle: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00LMAD9XW

Create Space: https://www.createspace.com/4846721?ref=1147694&utm_id=6026

We are an approved 501c3 Nonprofit. All contributions are 100% Tax Deductible!

An overview: Animal Rescue & Veteran Support Services, Corp (Veteran Rescue ® ) is a 501c3 nonprofit created by Ms. Christi Hubbard (primary owner, founder and CFO) to use animal assisted therapy to assist Veterans in their rehabilitation and reorientation through various services. Since 2011 we have been assisting veterans with home repair projects, rehabilitating rescued animals and paring them together to heal both with plenty of care.

Programs

Veteran Rescue programs are here to assist you. We offer several services to assist both Veterans, their families and in pairing them with animals who may also need a helping hand.
Veteran Rescue Programs Available
Equine Therapy
There is magic when man and horse pair up. There’s more than just horseback riding, but a sense of connection. Get connected today and schedule your appointment with us. Be prepared to present your DD214 and Military ID. We’ll need you to fill out a liability waiver and then the magic can happen!
Retreats for Veterans with PTSD
Sometimes, we just need to get away from everything. Retreats for Veterans are projected to be available starting in the summer of 2015 Keep up with Veteran Rescue for the latest news!
Animal Rescues
Man’s best friend sometimes needs a helping hand sometimes. We provide rescues within the limits of availability within our household. Rescued animals are often spayed and neutered as needed, socialized, trained and adopted out.

What a great way to help others out! Wildcat’s Sanctuary and Ranch is offering Free Gift Certificates for Pet Sitting and Dog Walking for qualifying purchases in this fundraiser.