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HUGS Ranch

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This Saturday...
June 08, 2016

This Saturday there will be a fundraiser car wash at the Honda Car Dealership across from Rivertown Mall.  It's a great way to help out the  See more
Sue Salzwedel

THE STORY:

As I think about what HUGS Ranch means to me my mind races.  The phrase that keeps coming back to me is "Safe in the arms of Jesus".  

I think of a young girl battling depression.  The ranch was a safe place where she was needed and loved.  She found a reason to exist; accepted by both the other workers and the horses.  She helped a horse with minor injuries and to this day is filled with compassion for all God's creatures.

I remember a boy.  His mom helped him walk from their van to the arena.  After riding, with his muscles stretched and exercised from balancing on the horse, he walked back to the van by himself.  I was amazed.

There was a girl who worked with Shadow, a tall thoroughbred.  She helped groom him, picked out his hooves, tack up, and rode him through the challenges set up in the arena.  She was so proud of herself!  Later I saw her at a parade.  She was still feeling accomplished and much more confident than the day we met.

At the ranch you see smiling children and their smiling parents.  Moms and Dads are talking to other parents who struggle with the same issues at home.  They share advice and understanding.

The ranch is so much more than a fun morning.  The lasting effects of this therapy are felt at home, at school, and in the community.  If you've looked for a way to help sooth the hurt in the world, here it is.  Let's do some good together.

Sue Salzwedel

 

 

$50

MONEY RAISED
  • Rachel

     

  • Chris Smith

    $25

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The Team: $18,606 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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HUGS FOR HORSES AND CHILDREN YOUTH ...

Amount Raised

$4,551

 

3% Raised of $150,000 Goal

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Debbie Littlepage

Amount Raised

$2,725

 

27% Raised of $10,000 Goal

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Nancy Bunce

Amount Raised

$1,780

 

18% Raised of $10,000 Goal

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Steve VanderMolen

Amount Raised

$1,750

 

18% Raised of $10,000 Goal

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Lisa Carter

Amount Raised

$1,615

 

16% Raised of $10,000 Goal

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Pat Folkertsma-Garrett

Amount Raised

$1,415

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Jaci Gerlach

Amount Raised

$1,300

 

13% Raised of $10,000 Goal

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Chad Bunce

Amount Raised

$870

 

9% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Chris Smith

Chris Smith

DONATION: $25

1 year ago

Rachel

Rachel

Transforming lives in Jesus name - awesome!! 1 year ago