FUNDRAISING & EVENTS
The War Horse Project continues to gain momentum as a unique and effective local program that helps soldiers, veterans and first responders, but Hope Reins still needs help.
It was recently announced, True Patriot Love, a national charity will support the program this year with a $25,000 grant.
But to fully fund the program for 32 veterans this year, program director Alison Vandergragt says another $40,000 is needed.
Launched in July of 2014 by Hope Reins Equine Assisted Therapy, which has been offering kids equine assisted therapy since 2011, the War Horse Project is a 16-week program that involves horses and participant-centered activities to help soldiers, veterans and first responders who are dealing with the after effects of trauma. The cost to run a 16-week program for eight clients at roughly three hours a week is about $16,000. And up until recently, no funding was available ...