BENEFITING: A HELPING HOOF INC
An American dies by suicide every 12.95 minutes, Veterans comprise 22.2% of suicides. They made it through a war, only to die at their own hands after they are home. The real danger is when the parade has ended and the prescribed therapeutic program/therapy has concluded and they are finally home. Unfortunately, the majority of these home environments don't have sufficient emotional support, and they withdraw, and become more and more despondent until they take their own life. A Helping Hoof is the the first organization of its kind, an actual long term solution, with an extremely low overhead. It is not a large fancy facility, but a distributed working model, that utilizes existing businesses and horse professionals, to provide the help where it is so desperately needed. A few equine professionals will come together to provide a unique support system for that individual. A Helping Hoof, pairs a Wounded Warrior with a rescue horse, and coupled with that support team becomes that critical lifeline that might just save their life. A wonderful benefit of this model, is that an abused horse will get a permanent home, will be cherished, and will never suffer again. In essence, they will save each other. This event will demonstrate the benefit of the program, and provide the initial visibility required to launch this innovative program. More details can be found at www.helpinghoof.com. Please help me, possibly prevent those deserving brave individuals from being yet another casualty of war.