Horses for Hope was blessed with groups from Genworth, Kelaca, GNS, Personify and Fidelity who were volunteering through Activate Good on the 9/11 Day of Service. Volunteers are the heart of Horses for Hope. Groups like these are able to do special projects for us.
Their help couldn’t have come at a more opportune time! When they signed up to help us no one knew that we’d be preparing for Hurricane Florence to hit the coast. The work these groups did saved us thousands of dollars in potential storm damage. Some of them worked taking down two large dead trees that could have fallen, injuring horses or damaging shelters. Other folks cleared weeds and brush along our fencelines that could have knocked over or shorted out the electric fence.
They made tags with our name and number on them and then braided them into the horses’ manes. If a horse were to get out during the storm this would enable someone to easily contact us.
They also did trail maintenance and helped build the fence around the new small arena. You can see both of these at Fall Hay Day coming up September 29th!
We could not serve the people we do without the invaluable help of groups like these!
You don’t have to wait for a special day to volunteer at Horses for Hope. If you or your group would like to come out and help just email us and we will help you find a time and job that works for you!
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