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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

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

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”.

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

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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

Programs

Programs

Recently we have been reevaluating our Programs we offer. Should we add more, remove some, put spending caps on them, documentation we ask for, etc.

It was brought home to me quite recently that I can’t help everyone and that by trying to please everyone only drains my limited resources that much quicker.

I have a very unique niche and I should stick to it.

Based on the kinds of requests for help we’ve been receiving, it was decided a cap in place was reasonable and able to help us keep our budget under control.

The kinds of documentation we ask for and receive in order to assist a client is reasonable, legal, and necessary in case of audits. Any non profit should expect to be audited frequently as they grow bigger and handle more and more funds.

As for the programs we offer we are evaluating the Home Repair Project and decided not to add anything more to what we already offer, regardless of whether it’s a good fit for my Mission and Vision.

I can’t stress enough the importance of documenting everything, even people on your Advisory Board. Document every conversation, and suggestion made in case of future malfeasance. Which we’ve already weathered a few times.

People think that because I am woman owned business helping Veterans and animals it is okay to lie to me, try to use me for their own gain, agree to handshake deals only and more.

I have Honor, Integrity, Faith, and I keep my dealings above board and transparent. Much to some people’s dismay.

I always answer any question asked of me in regards to my business. If something is confidential it stays that way.

Veteran Rescue Feedback Poll

Veteran Rescue Feedback Poll

Animal Rescue & Veteran Support Services Trade name Veteran Rescue is looking for feedback.

  • Who liked receiving appreciation gifts from us?
  • Raffle gifts?
  • What types of gifts did you like best out of what we offered?
  • Where could we improve?

Who likes seeing all the updates we do when we have a fundraiser going on?

Do you like seeing real time updates, before and after results?

Let us know what you think!

Animal Rescue & Veteran Support Services Trade name Veteran Rescue

Wildcat’s Sanctuary and Ranch Corp

We raised a total of $396.90 this weekend and a total of $265.42 last month at our Donation Table Events outside of Publix Shopping Center.

Wildcat’s Sanctuary and Ranch clients all received coffee cups from Veteran Rescue as appreciation gifts. All of our Event Sponsors received Veteran Rescue Coffee Cups as Appreciation gifts and two received T-Shirts and Polo Shirts that said Veteran Rescue on them.

Today’s Fundraising Events

We will be setting up our Animal Rescue & Veteran Support Services Trade name Veteran Rescue Donation Table shortly. We will probably get rained out this weekend by bad thunderstorms so we will try to get there as early as possible and stay as long as possible. Safety first! Remember the Corner of Rinehart and Timacuan, Lake Mary, Fl Publix. #VeteranRescue #100%TaxDeductible #Charity 501c3 Approved! You can also donate by Paypal (our email is christi@veteranrescue.org https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=S7ED6HQU6EAZJ or online at our website. http://veteranrescue.org

Our Auction ends today. http://www.biddingowl.com/Auction/index.cfm?auctionID=1778&viewType=1&category=11&catName=Everything%20Else

So far 372 views and NO Bids! This package is worth $5500! #VeteranRescue #100%TaxDeductible #Charity 501c3 Approved!

I will let you know who wins this beautiful portrait package. This is back up for auction.

We raised a total of $396.90 this weekend and a total of $265.42 last month at our Donation Table Events outside of Publix Shopping Center.

My 1st Book in the Series.

Share the Good News! My 1st book is out! The purchase of this book will provide funds for the Programs! https://www.createspace.com/4846721?ref=1147694&utm_id=6026

Helpful Tips For Any Type of Business Book available on Amazon.com, Kindle, Create Space, bookstores can order it, Libraries can order it.

This is just the first in my Think Outside The Box Series of Fundraising to help Programs Operate! It’s also just a teaser!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Programs

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

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

The Importance of Giving

The Importance of giving can best be summed up with it’s all about your generosity. We almost have all of our corporate bills paid off! We are just $2000 short of being in the black this Fiscal Year! How exciting is that! It is thanks to all of you, our supporters who have made this possible!! Our Goal is to be in the black by the end of this July!

We have a Donation Table July 19-20 at Publix (Rinehart and Timacuan)

We have an Auction ending July 19th. http://www.biddingowl.com/Auction/item-detail.cfm?auctionID=1778&ItemID=73527&viewType=1&style=34&font=2&catName=Everything+Else

We have Collectible Coffee Cups for sale to help raise funds. You can buy them from our website http://veteranrescue.org/veteran-rescue-mugs or from Ebay. http://www.ebay.com/itm/221475532906?ssPageName=STRK%3AMESELX%3AIT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649

Running a non profit is hard work keeping all the animals fed and healthy. Repairing the vehicle every time it breaks down. Traveling to promote what you do, who you help and why. We have been operating since 2011 as a 100% tax exempt, tax deductible non profit. We went from being in the red to being very close to being paid off.

We are now shooting for a mortgage to purchase our own facilities instead of borrowing others.


This year is special because the CFC (combined Federal Campaign) opened up to Universal Giving which means if you have my CFC 19270 you can donate to us via your Payroll anywhere in the Country. That alone helps springboard non profits into helping even more people!!