It is a good thing I was sitting down yesterday when I got the call from the newpaper letting us know that we won 1st PLACE when the voting was tallied making us the winner of the Best Non-Profit category for Best of the White Mountains!
I started to cry it was such a surprise and honestly a little overwhelming.
This past week has been a really tough on, first losing our beloved horse Scout, then we were asked by law enforecement to assist with two stray horses that showed up at a local families home, luckily the owners were found, but we were ready to bring them here if needed.
Then we were visited by people that needed feed and hay for their 4 horses and when they showed me pictures 2 were emaciated and the other 2 extremely thin. Not only did we provide hay, feed, salt block, hay nets and more, we spent hours with them discussing each horses specific needs and writing down a plan of care. The poor horses had been malnourished for months and we will have the details for you on those horses in a separate email.
No sooner did those folks leave, that we found out a water pipe in to the drinkers and water hydrants had burst underground and in 100+ degree weather it took us two days to find and repair the leak....but it is fixed now and all is good.
To receive such unexpected news is a happy blessing that still makes me smile and brings us joy. Our first year in this survey contest and we really thought we would be doing well to come in 2nd or 3rd as we were up against some powerhouse nonprofits. Your votes clearly made a difference.
We are humbled to receive this honor and it is all thanks to the many volunteers who feed and care for all the horses, donkeys and minis, those volunteers that help us with construction and other projects, those on our planning committee and board of directors and others who help us from time to time with various things.
EVERYONE makes EqWBR what it is and this award is meant for you!!!!!
Thank you always for your friendship and support. Working together we do great things for so many in need.
Equine WellBeing Rescue is a 501c3 public charity which is 100% volunteer run and managed. There is no paid staff or employees so funds donated goto the care of the equine at the rescue and others in need that we can help. Our volunteers are loving, caring and the best ever!!!!
There are lots of wonderful charities to support and we are honored and humbled by the support we get from you and your friends.