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Animal Rescue & Veteran Support Services, Corp.
DBA Veteran Rescue ® “ A Warrior’s Sanctuary” http://www.veteranrescue.org    407-330-8032

 

For Immediate Release

ANIMAL RESCUE & VETERAN SUPPORT SERVICES, CORP DBA VETERAN RESCUE ® Has Reached the GuideStar Platinum Level Profile as a Demonstration of Its Commitment to Transparency

Florida – ANIMAL RESCUE & VETERAN SUPPORT SERVICES, CORP DBA VETERAN RESCUE ® achieved the Platinum GuideStar Nonprofit Profile level. GuideStar is the world’s largest source of information about nonprofit organizations and a leader in advancing transparency in the nonprofit sector. This level demonstrates ANIMAL RESCUE & VETERAN SUPPORT SERVICES, CORP DBA VETERAN RESCUE ®’s deep commitment to nonprofit transparency and accountability.

“We have worked hard to showcase our progress toward our mission, and our long-held belief in being transparent about our work, to our constituents,” said CHRISTI HUBBARD . “As a GuideStar Platinum participant, we use their platform to share a wealth of up-to-date information about our work to our supporters and to GuideStar’s immense online audience of nonprofits, grantmakers, individual donors, and the media.”

In order to be awarded the GuideStar logo, ANIMAL RESCUE & VETERAN SUPPORT SERVICES, CORP DBA VETERAN RESCUE ® had to fill out every required field of our nonprofit profile page on www.guidestar.org.

“I encourage you to check out our profile on GuideStar to see what we’re all about,” added CHRISTI HUBBARD . “We are engaged in exciting initiatives, and we are thrilled to have another platform for communicating our advancement and progress.”

About GuideStar Nonprofit Profiles

The GuideStar database contains a profile for every tax-exempt nonprofit registered with the IRS. GuideStar invites nonprofits to update their profiles at no cost to the organizations. Updating allows nonprofits to share a wealth of up-to-date information with the millions of people who visit GuideStar to learn more about nonprofit organizations and the more than 120 sites and applications that use GuideStar data. To earn a logo, an organization needs to complete all required fields for that participation level. The GuideStar logos, acknowledged as symbols of transparency in the nonprofit sector, are displayed on all updated participants’ profiles in the GuideStar database.

ANIMAL RESCUE & VETERAN SUPPORT SERVICES, CORP DBA VETERAN RESCUE ®

 

ANIMAL RESCUE & VETERAN SUPPORT SERVICES, CORP DBA VETERAN RESCUE ® received the GuideStar Nonprofit Profile Platinum level logo, a leading symbol of transparency and accountability provided by GuideStar, the world’s largest source of information on nonprofits. The logo demonstrates ANIMAL RESCUE & VETERAN SUPPORT SERVICES, CORP DBA VETERAN RESCUE ®’s deep commitment to nonprofit transparency and accountability.

In order to be awarded the Platinum logo, ANIMAL RESCUE & VETERAN SUPPORT SERVICES, CORP DBA VETERAN RESCUE ® had to fill out every required field of our nonprofit profile on www.guidestar.org for that level of participation.

We hope you will check us out and tell us what you think: https://www.guidestar.org/profile/32-0337515  for Animal Rescue & Veteran Support Services, Corp DBA Veteran Rescue ®’s profile on GuideStar.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We have a new board member volunteer! Dawn Young-McDaniel #VeteranRescue

Dawn Young-McDaniel
• Georgia
• Double-Major obtaining Bachelors Degrees in Psychology and Sociology, specializing in
PTSD, Crisis.
• FEMA Crisis Response certified.
• Serve on Crisis Response Teams (now include Comfort Animals to assist in crisis counseling
during disasters, both natural and manmade).
• I was a full-time Counselor prior to being diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis.
• After the diagnosis of MS, I became a Medical-Psychological-Crisis Technical Adviser for movies and tv shows; and became a member of SAG/AFTRA after Director of the film Selma, Ava DuVernay, wrote a small role for me in a Medical scene since I was the production’s
Adviser.
• Avid Animal Rescue Activist, including raising awareness to end Animal Abuse, Cruelty, Neglect, Hoarding, Puppy Mills and Dog Fighting.
• Due to being diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis at a Disability Level in 2014, my main goal in life is to match Veterans and People with Disabilities with Service & Therapy Animals, with
animals coming from Animal Rescue Shelters.
• I credit my late father, Dr. Dennis Young, for my unwavering purpose of incorporating animals into the lives of our Veterans with PTSD and other Disabilities, as well as in the lives of people
with disabilities. My Dad was a psychologist and trained a Service Dog to better help Vets, law enforcement, kids bereavement camps and hospitals. The dog my Dad trained, his 4-legged best friend “Diesel”, was the only Service Dog in the United States certified to pull carts for Veterans and people with disabilities to participate in parades, 5ks or to just outside of a hospital for fresh air.
My Dad passed away in 2016; Diesel passed away two months later from a “Grieved, Broken Heart”.
•I’ve chosen to dedicate my life to carrying his torch.
I am in close proximity of a military base and counties, even my own, have kill-shelters and ironically, after a year of research, I wrote a program for Veterans & people with Disabilities that
would match them with Service Animals that would come from kill-shelters. Through contacts, the program was endorsed by an official from the White House Administration and it was sent to
the Secretary of Veteran Affairs. I say “ironically” because my vision was the same as this organization without even knowing if
this incredible Service Animal LLC.
I understand having PTSD from cruelty of the world & about a disability that changes life. It’s a struggle to find your purpose. It was our rescue pets that helped me find a purpose and rejoin
family, friends and community.
I’m honored to be a part of this extremely important organization.
•22 Veteran suicides a day is unacceptable. We’re given gifts for a reason. Mine is that even with MS, I can combine my education, experience on Crisis Response Teams and experience
as someone who’s life was changed by an illness beyond my control and save lives of both people and animals in need.
•I’ve always been the girl who gets turtles out of roadways, carries dog and cat food in my car and never leaves an animal behind.

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Congrats Winners!! Veteran Rescue made it!! Transparency, keeping you updated on all things pets, Veterans, and organizational needs.

Still in need of a Trademark attorney that will go to court in Texas, Arizona, Arkansas, and Georgia.  Florida headquarters. Maybe if I social media blast that Veteran Rescue is a registered trademark of Animal Rescue & Veteran Support Services, Corp enough times people will stop stealing it.  

 

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

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.

A Snapshot of our Fundraise Events So Far

A snapshot of our events. More coming.

Veteran Rescue is participating in several CFC Events where we have a table and we speak to others. August Events. Others will be added as they are offered.

July 6 Board Meeting 1PM, EST

July 19 and 20 we will again be out front Publix, (Rinehart and Timacuan) in Lake Mary.

Board Meeting Aug 3rd, 1PM EST

August 20th – Lakeland, 8:30 – 11:30am, Lakeland Main Post Office, 2800 Lakeland Hills Blvd., Lakeland, FL 33810

 Tampa, 8:30 – 11:30am, TBD

Aug 23rd and Aug 24th we will again be out front Publix, (Rinehart and Timacuan) in Lake Mary.

Sept 7, 1PM EST Board Meeting

Oct 5th Board Meeting, 1PM EST

Oct 26, 1-4PM Temple Terrace Womans Club Fundraiser, FL

Nov 2nd, Board Meeting 1PM EST

Dec 7th, 1PM EST Board Meeting

*********UNIVERSAL GIVING APPROVED BEGINNING THIS YEAR, ANYONE WHO HAS OUR CFC #19270, CAN GIVE MONEY TO US REGARDLESS OF LOCATION!!***************

How you can help support Veteran Rescue

CFC Approved! 19270 (Combined Federal Campaign) CFC is open to those members picking their favorite charities to help support on a recurring basis. All you need to choose us is our number. 19270. Mission http://lnkd.in/w2-WUQ is dedicated to transforming the lives of wounded and PTSD Veterans through equine interaction, animal therapies and job opportunities. Company Overview Fax#407-878-4421 Animal Rescue & Veteran Support Services, Corp. is service-oriented, needs-based organization focused on helping primarily Military veterans and in the rescue of horses, along with other animals used in the healing process.

Not in the CFC and still want to sponsor a Veteran/horse team? go to our website and choose one of our safe and secure options. http://www.veteranrescue.org/

Shop Amazon? Animal Rescue & Veteran Support Services, Corp is a part of Amazon Smile .Choose us as your charity and we receive 50% donation of your order. It’s that easy. http://smile.amazon.com/

Purchase one of Coffee Cups, T-Shirts, Paracord Bracelets, Paracord Dog Leashes, Paracord Dog collars.

Veteran Rescue Shop

Animal Rescue & Veteran Support Services Trade name Veteran Rescue final package arrived and I must say the drooling has begun! They arrived just in time for our last donation table event and in plenty of time for our Golf Tournament! Last Donation Table event this year! Get your Golf Tickets, T-Shirts, Coffee cups, Paracord Bracelets, Paracord Dog Collars, and paracord leashes now! See them in person. Different sizes available. Publix at corner or Rinehart and Timacuan all day Sat/Sun Oct 12 and 13th. Lake Mary, Fl. Thank you Michael Clayton for all your hard work!

Veteran Rescue is selling the following items and raising funds for our Veteran Programs. Get involved in your community and support your Vets/Pets today! On Sale now. We will be at Publix corner of Timacuan/Rinehart all day Sat/Sun Oct 12 and 13th. We will have Golf Tournament Tickets and all items avail for sale. Get yours while supplies last!

TShirts Polo Veteran Rescue Shirts Inventory VR Coffee cups2 Golf Tournament Sponsor Fly Dog collar leashes collars VR Coffee cups5 VR Coffee cups1 VR Coffee cups4 VR Coffee cups3 flyer 1012997_548906321839470_280673713_n PTSD Guardian Wraps Pet Leash pic petcollar PTSD product ad

Here is the Golf Tournament Info for our March 28, 2014 Fundraiser! Thank you for all your support. Please share!

Picking up Orlando Magic donation to our Golf Tournament raffle this morning. Thank you for your support! If you are a company, writer, publisher, etc an would like to contribute please email me at christi@veteranrescue.org to donate.  We are still looking for golfers! March 28, 2014 8AM.

Every golfer has a chance to win $10,000 for sinking a hole in one! Contact us today to purchase your charity ticket today! 407-967-8341 or christi@veteranrescue.org If 10 people sink a hole in one, 10 win!

 There are 3 holes to sink a hole in one on!

Animal Rescue & Veteran Support Services Trade name Veteran Rescue final package arrived and I must say the drooling has begun! They arrived just in time for our last donation table event and in plenty of time for our Golf Tournament! Last Donation Table event this year! Get your Golf Tickets, T-Shirts, Coffee cups, Paracord Bracelets, Paracord Dog Collars, and paracord leashes now! See them in person. Different sizes available. Publix at corner or Rinehart and Timacuan all day Sat/Sun Oct 12 and 13th. Lake Mary, Fl. Thank you Michael Clayton for all your hard work!

Veteran Rescue was on the air again tonight Sept 19, 2013 from 6-7PM. Live radio interview 104.5FM Money Talks!  TrustCo Bank just donated 3 Home Depot gift cards for 3 of our Veteran Home Repair Projects! Thank you Erik Schreck. He also bought a 4some tickets for our Golf Tournament! Match that!

Trustco Bank Partners with Veteran Rescue!!

Trustco Bank, You’re hometown bank supports Veterans and our community. They have branches all over Fl, and the East Coast. They offer completely free accounts, no fees, no hidden fees, multiple products to help you into retirement and beyond.

They support us and we support them! http://www.trustcobank.com