BENEFITING: Guardian Oak Growth By Giving Association
We have an urgent need and opportunity at Guardian Oak for a live on-site equine caretaker/trainer, to relieve the physical demands of the daily care off of GO's champion and founder Sherri, who could then focus her energies on further development and support of the horses. There are never enough hours in the day for both operations and fundraising - bringing home this new donated building will allow GO to bring operational support to the farm, as well as increase the experience for volunteers who may want to help Sherri with the mission of Guardian Oak.
She may appear unbeatable, but Sherri currently works through MS and a heart condition to lovingly rehab and care for the 30 rescue horses at the farm, often independently. Even when GO is at capacity, Sherri answers any call for help with guidance, support, courtesy listings, successful networking new home for an SOS case, or helping a horse owner with hay, a vet or farrier bill paid from her own pocket if that means keeping that horse safely home with the family who loves them or an end of suffering.
When Guardian Oak participated in the 2016 Help A Horse Day competition, we received an incredible gift-a donated mobile home for use at the rescue. We hope you will join in raising the funds to make this dream a reality.
During the competition we had a donor pledge to cover the quoted costs of setting up the building in its new home on Guardian Oak Farm:
- moving it to the farm ($3,000)
- digging a lagoon and water/electricity hook ups ($5,000)
As sometimes happens, the pledge fell through due to unforeseeable circumstances. It would make an enormous difference in operations and our future to have this mobile home become a reality for Guardian Oak. It will offer a comfortable, inviting place to come in from the elements, eat lunch, a restroom, view presentations during clinic or lessons, and even offer a place a place to stay/live for clinicians, interns, and even a trainer!
We are aiming to raise $8,000 to make this happen. Anything above and beyond will go to the horses, such as prepaying hay costs for the winter and covering upcoming herd health costs for hooves, teeth and deworming.
Every donation to Guardian Oak is tax deductible (EIN 46-1360917) - please contact us if a donation receipt is required for your records, or to discuss assisting with other GO needs and projects. Dedicated volunteers are always needed!