1st Annual Veteran Rescue Fun Run!

Despite your support, we are unable to carry out this event. Thank you for supporting Veteran Rescue.



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.


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-

Stand Alone Shopping: https://www.raceentry.com/races/veteran-rescue-annual-

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

We also have these races in other states coming up as well including Texas and

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


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.

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 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

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

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

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[at]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/races/veteran-rescue-annual-


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