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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




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.


 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-


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

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


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



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.


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



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



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



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.



 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-


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

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


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

Go Fund Me Information


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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


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

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

Veteran Rescue Auction!

Have you seen our online auction?

Family Portrait by world renowned Bradford with stay at the 5 Diamond, 5 Star Eau Hotel & Resort (Formerly the Ritz-Carlton) in Palm Beach

Have your family personally photographed by world renowned Bradford Portraits at his luxurious Palm Beach Studio located on worldfamous Worth Ave. (the Rodeo Dr. of Florida) in Palm Beach, Florida. Package includes portrait session plus 20″ wall portrait on canvas with lavish artistry. Package also includes an overnight stay at the breathtaking 5 Star/5 Diamond Eau Hotel & Resort Palm Beach (one of only three 5 Star/5 Diamond resorts in Florida).

Veteran Rescue Ranch Charity Event

Veteran Rescue Ranch Charity Event March 28, 2014 at 11AM to 2PMTicket Prices and what they include:
Admission Ticket:sliding scale donations

There is a petting zoo, educational area, and lots more.

Tickets on sale now! Get yours now! christi@veteranrescue.org

Any sponsor amount accepted if you are a company, writer, publisher, etc and would like to contribute please email me at christi@veteranrescue.org to donate. We are still looking for attendees!

We accept cash, checks, and credit card payments!

All funds are used for our Veteran and Equine Program. We have 15 Veterans waiting for Home Repairs. We have 10 Veterans for equine Therapy. We have 8 horses to be boarded. We pay for these services not the Veterans!

Show our Veterans community that you support them as they have always supported you!

Thank you to our sponsors! Bright House Networks, Aerosim Flight Academy, Home Makeover Systems, TrustCo Bank, GFWC Temple Terrace Woman’s Club, Wildcat’s Sanctuary and Ranch Corp, Dioko Solar, FCC-Anthem College, RangerUP, Publix, Sam’s Club, Bradford Photography. Who will be next to go on our wall of Fame?



Christi Hubbard 407-967-8341
Animal Rescue & Veteran Support Services, Corp. CFC Approved! 19270 (Combined Federal Campaign) 501c3 approved and tax exempt certified. DBA Veteran Rescue http://www.veteranrescue.org/ “A Warrior’s Sanctuary”

8005 Racetrack Road, Tampa, Florida 33635

What a Sponsor Pays for/Commemorative Items

Thank you Beverly Oswald for allowing us to feed the rescues with your generous donation!

See how you too can help Support Veterans, their families, rescued pets, and more:

Sponsor Veteran Rescue with a Recurring Donation 100% Tax Deductible!

Schedule your sponsored payments easily and with a secured, safe system. Weekly, bi-weekly, monthly, the control is yours. For smaller amounts, please use the site-wide shopping cart.

$25:Feeds 5 cats or Feeds 1 dog for 1 month.

$50:Feeds 5 cats, 1 bag of litter or Feeds 2 dogs for 1 month.

$100:Feeds 5 cats, 2 bags of litter, flea meds for all or Feeds 2 dogs, flea meds for all for 1 month.

$500:Feeds 1 horse for 1 month, paired with a Veteran for 4 equine Therapy Sessions or Pays for simple Vet care such as shots, worms, spay/neuter, farrier, etc. or Pays for 1 Veteran Landscape project.

$1000:Feeds 2 horses for 1 month, paired with 2 Veterans for 4 equine Therapy Sessions or Pays for 1 X-Ray or long term Vet care.

$5000: Pays for 5 Veterans paired with Horses equine therapy sessions or Pays for 1 Veteran Home Repair Project.

$100,000: Pays for 15 Veteran Home Repair Projects in their entirety or pays for boarding 8 horses and 80 Veterans Equine Therapy Sessions.

$1,000,000: Pays for a new Facility with Healing Retreats.

We have commemorative brick sizes:

We offer 8″ by 4″ by 2¼” Brick -Clay or Concrete with 1-3 lines of engraving (18 to 20 spaces/line)     $35.00

8″ by 8″ by 2¼” Brick – Clay or Concrete     with 1-6 lines of engraving (18 to 20 spaces/line)  $50

12″ by 12″ by 2¼” brick Concrete     with 1-8 lines of engraving (18 to 20 spaces/line)     $100

Adding a Clip art, Symbol     Per any clip art, emblem, symbol or logo     $20.00

commemorative plaques $250

Give an animal a name $500

room name/conference room name $100,000

Name that building $1, 000,000

What is paracord?

Paracord has long been used by the military and outdoors-men for endless varieties of tasks.  The cord is designed for the line that suspends you from a parachute.  It has a tensile strength of 550lbs.  The cord is about 1/8″ in diameter composed of a braided outter nylon sheath and 7 inner strands.  The outer sheath has a tensile strength of 300lbs. and each inner strand a strength of 35lbs.

In a survival situation the cord can be used to lash items together, hoist items up a cliff or tree, snares, shoe laces, bow string and many other uses.  The inner strands can be removed and used as a fishing line, sutures etc. The uses are endless.

T-Shirts and Coffee Cups also being sold to our supporters make great Christmas Gifts. All funds goes towards our Programs! 100% Tax Deductible!

We helped Save Another Desperate Veteran and Family From Homelessness