When we hear about disasters on the news, our heartfelt response is often, "What can I do to help?" The PATH Intl. Disaster Relief Fund answers that question. The PATH Intl. Disaster Relief Fund assists PATH Intl. Member Centers in good standing with an immediate need in meeting expenses not normally covered by operating insurance after natural or manmade catastrophic disasters. These include hurricanes, earthquakes, tornados, floods, fire and drought.
The Mckinley Fire in Alaska. Flooding in Mississippi, Kansas, Texas (and more). Mudslides and earthquakes in California. Hurricane Dorian along the East Coast, and fires along the West Coast. The list could go on. But the PATH Intl. Disaster Relief Fund has helped numerous centers to recover. Centers like Kent Association of Riding Therapy, Inc., in Worton, MD, that experienced a devastating microburst weather event. Or Colby's Army in Ashland City, TN, that had rain and massive flooding. Or Special C.H.E.E.R.S. in Houston, TX, that was severely affected by Hurricane Harvey. According to Executive Director Fritzi Strowmatt, "Without generous grants like this one, Special CHEERS would be like so many others devastated by Hurricane Harvey: out of business." They used part of their funding to feed their most important asset, the horses. In the 2018/19 fiscal year, PATH Intl. was able to give $12,000 to help meet the needs of numerous centers. But more is always welcome.
Please think about the PATH Intl. Disaster Relief Fund with your year-end giving. Your donations will help centers rebuild what was lost and keep providing the services that help so many. Click here to donate now and select available funds.
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About PATH Intl.:
The Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International(r) (PATH Intl(r).) was formed in 1969 to promote safety and optimal outcomes in equine-assisted activities and therapies (EAAT) for individuals with special needs. At 873 member centers, nearly 69,000 children and adults, including more than 6,700 veterans, may find improved health, wellness, fun and a sense of pride and independence through involvement with horses. Therapeutic horsemanship at member centers may include hippotherapy, equine-facilitated mental health, driving, interactive vaulting, trail riding, competition, ground work and stable management. Through a wide variety of educational resources, the association helps individuals start and maintain successful EAAT programs. There are nearly 62,000 volunteers, 4,776 instructors, 7,943 equines and thousands of contributors from all over the world helping people at PATH Intl. Member Centers.
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