Category Archives: Help Veteran Rescue Out

Veteran Rescue needs you!

Veteran Rescue is hosting poker runs in multiple states. These can be Long distance, relay teams, local only. I’m looking for co-hosts to obtain the 5 sponsored stops, share the Facebook event page and help obtain riders of all kinds including 18 wheeler truckers, motorcycles, cars, and more. All tax deductible, all recognized, all proceeds go to Veteran Rescue. We need to raise a total of $250,000 to buy a horse property and pay first year’s operating costs.  Would you be interested in helping us out? We have an event page ready. http://veteranrescue.org/events has all the information, ticket prices, which includes the meal, and purchase buttons. Christi

https://www.facebook.com/events/1200942616716365/

Contact me at christi@veteranrescue.org to let me know if you can help volunteer. This way I can add your state to the Facebook and website event pages.

We’re going to lose Bear

Please help Veteran Rescue out. We must raise $250,000 in 45 days or all the animals will be in dire need. Bear is in need. Please donate, share. We can’t wait for our CFC funds to arrive. I know the focus is on Texas but won’t you please think about your own local charity in our time of need.

Bear is a 4 year old German Sheppard Mix breed with Labrador. He came to Veteran Rescue when he was just a year old from another country where he was saved from becoming someone’s dinner.

Veteran Rescue posted about our need for a facility, for donations, and sponsors. The money raised goes to our programs, vet funds for animals in dire need. We have not received any funds and now we’re going to lose Bear.

Veteran Rescue had wet food donated that was grain free and supposed to be good for your dog. Bear is vomiting blood and has bloody diarrhea. The last time this happened we went to the vet. Paid over $3000 and still lost our dog Cherokee. Now we have zero funds.

Bear is one of our Therapy dogs. We must raise $250,000, in just 45 days now as our location is for sale, to relocate to our own facility and be able to go to the vet when needed. To be able to buy only the dog food that doesn’t kill the dogs instead of using the food donated to Veteran Rescue.

We use Paypal for our donations. christi@veteranrescue.org or click the link:https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=S7ED6HQU6EAZJ

Thank you for your support. Please share.

Show your interest!

Would you, Veteran Rescue supporters be interested in obtaining a Specialty License Plate that benefits Veteran Rescue programs?

We would need a list of your name and addresses so we know which states to apply for the license plate to be created. We must have 1000 sales a year.

The cost of the license plate is in addition to what your state charges you.

How many people are interested? Please contact me with your interest.

Christi@veteranrescue.org

CFC Approved! 19270 (Combined Federal Campaign)

CFC opens in just a few weeks for the Military and Federal employees. For the first time ever, this year retirees can now donate to their charity through CFC as well. In addition, CFC now allows employees to volunteer time for their charity by signing up through the link.

CFC Approved! 19270 (Combined Federal Campaign)

CFC is nationwide through all 50 states and territories. Just sign our number electronically or in person with your CFC go to person.

Also Veteran Rescue does give speeches when asked to. christi@veteranrescue.org is the best way to reach out to Veteran Rescue.

Why we help Veterans

We hold events, share news that helps others, write business books to help Veterans transitioning, pay for education classes, help Veterans start their own companies and pay for that, pay to repair homes, feed those in need, drive them to appointments in addition to our main program of animal assisted therapy, recreational therapy, equine therapy, rescue animals in need and pair them with Veterans. Our adoption guidelines are strict to keep everyone safe and alive. We hold fundraisers, apply for grants, and do so much more for those in our community. We are ” A Warrior’s Sanctuary” and we do this to “Save A Life”!

Our videos show current and former clients who were willing to be videotaped or photographed. They show our sponsors, Miss USO, and pets we’ve helped.

As the Team page shows, my board is mainly Veterans who believe on our cause. It also shows why I do what I do. I come from a long line of Veterans including my dad who fought in Korea. I have first hand knowledge of how animals help save lives.

I strongly believe we can reduce suicide rates, divorce rates, and burn-out by utilizing Veteran Rescue programs. The Veterans came to me and asked for these programs. They told me what worked for them, what didn’t, what the VA had done for them, and most important the wait time needed. That’s why I operate on a nationwide basis to assist them.

My sons believe in the cause so much that one of them attended an event 2 hours away just days after having brain surgery to remove a tumor. He had a head full of stitches, but he came. That was shocking but it meant the world to me. You can see his picture on the Press Release page. The Tampa Tribune covered that event.

Veteran Rescue now needs help to get more people sharing our content, liking our pages, donating to our programs, our cause, our needs. I hear all the time I had no idea you were even out there because we need more exposure. Please help us in our time of need as we have helped so many of you.

Christi Hubbard

Owner/President

CFC 19270

Emergency funding needed

Veteran Rescue bought 41 acres in Mount Vernon Kentucky which turned out to be inaccessible and not as advertised. We contacted the land company and they have refused a refund. They offered a trade to a remote property more expensive with no electric, water, trees, homes, or anything. We can’t afford that.

Veteran Rescue’s current location has just 30 days left before everyone is on the streets. Due to the current economy, loss of wages from 3 different people living here, we can no longer pay our current bills.

I have personally applied for other jobs to help out, but am “over qualified”. The Girl Scouts have been providing our animal food and supplies needed to operate. We can’t thank them enough.

Veteran Rescue has no current sponsors funding our programs, and our fundraisers are not raising any money. We do have a 5k race on November 12th in Lake Mary which we encourage people to sign up for.

Veteran Rescue is in desperate need of funding to relocate.  We thank you for any assistance provided.

Ground Breaking on Facility Begins

We break ground on our property for our new facility next weekend, July 22, 2017. We are clearing, taping, fencing, building sheds with sleeping lofts, cabins in just 2 days.

We are meeting with Governor’s Office, VA, and hopefully our Senator there as well on Monday July 24th.

We are accepting donations from the Girl Scouts on Sat July 29th.

We are meeting with our co-host for the 5k race event that weekend too.

Veteran Rescue is a very small nonprofit with very limited funds incoming via CFC 19270.

We are in need of handy volunteers that can work with construction type tools, help put up walls of wood, mix concrete and more. We are in need of items on our donations page to be donated and delivered to us.

The very basic cost of this relocation and ground breaking is $15,000. This includes food for people and animals, bills due, tools needed, and supplies to be purchased.

We operate nationwide and have our Headquarters in Florida relocating to Kentucky.  Please donate, whether it’s in kind needs on our list or cash, or your body volunteering onsite in Kentucky. Please let us know if you’re going to be there so we can expect you. We sincerely appreciate all that our supporters do for us in our time of need.

Respectfully,

Christi Hubbard,                                                                                         Owner/President                                                               christi@veteranrescue.org

 

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 http://veteranrescue.org  christi@veteranrescue.org to confirm or sign up.

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

  VIDEOS:

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.

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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

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

THANK YOU SHIRT

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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.

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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/…/veteran-rescue-an…/2015/shopping