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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 »

 

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

$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:
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/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”.

Go Fund Me Information

http://www.gofundme.com/vetrescranch

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.

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.
• Buy my book for more information: http://smile.amazon.com/Helpful-Tips-Type-Bus…/…/ref=sr_1_8…
• 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
Animal Rescue & Veteran Support Services Trade name Veteran Rescue

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.
  • Buy my book for more information: http://smile.amazon.com/Helpful-Tips-Type-Business-Part/dp/1500478695/ref=sr_1_8?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1433859351&sr=1-8&keywords=Christi+Hubbard
  • 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”.

Buy the book: http://smile.amazon.com/Helpful-Tips-Type-Business-Part/dp/1500478695/ref=sr_1_8?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1433859351&sr=1-8&keywords=Christi+Hubbard

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

Wildcat’s Sanctuary and Ranch, Corp. http://www.wildcatsanctuaryranch.com/

For Love of Books Bookstore http://forloveofbooks.com/

#VeteranRescueChallengesYou #VeteranRescue #TaxDeductible #HelpVeteranRescue

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Real Veteran Suicide Stats

Real Veteran Suicide Stats

There is some controversy because people keep quoting 22 and as of Feb of 2013 VA told PTSD Symposium in Florida a different number which I was videotaping. I’m also having this discussion on Facebook.

So here are some links and facts to keep in mind:

I know 22 Veteran suicides a day is a popular number but is is NOT A CORRECT ONE. That number was raised as of Feb of last YEAR. I HAVE IT ON VIDEO FROM THE VA. If you are going to quote numbers and make T-Shirts or give speeches at least give out the CORRECT information.

CFC 19270: CFC is now Universal Giving. Choose CFC 19270 no matter your location. We will come speak, ask us.

:

Animal Rescue & Veteran Support Services Trade name Veteran Rescue will be in Sumter County today for our CFC Kickoff there passing out information and speaking to different agencies.

Tomorrow morning we will be in Lakeland speaking at a Post Office for CFC by request.

If you would like for us to come speak to your agency, group, employees about how we help CFC 19270, please contact us at 407-967-8341 or christi@veteranrescue.org.

We have 4 speakers available this month and 5 next month.

CFC giving is Universal now so no matter what state you are in, you can choose to donate to us CFC 19270. I have speakers available in WA, CO, LA, and TX.

CFC 19270

Trade name Veteran Rescue