While this time of year we normally think of flowers starting to peek through the ground, there are some PATH Intl. Centers that are mucking out mud that was left from damaging floods. Hurricanes, floods and wildfires earlier last summer and into the fall and winter made for tight expenses. For many centers, the financial uncertainties of opening centers after these natural disasters is heartbreaking.
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 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.
PATH Intl. has been able to help so many rebuild, clean up and get a new start. But there is more we can do, more assistance we can give.
What better way to help these centers, staff, volunteers, participants and horses look forward to those spring flowers. Thank you for your generosity.
About PATH Intl.:
The Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International® (PATH Intl.®) was formed in 1969. The organization leads the advancement of professional equine-assisted services (EAS) by supporting its members and stakeholders through rigorously developed standards, credentialing and education. At 881 member centers, more than 66,000 children and adults, including 6,200 veterans, may find improved health, wellness and a sense of pride, independence and fun through involvement with horses. EAS at member centers may include therapeutic or adaptive riding, interactive vaulting, driving, adaptive equestrian sport, equine-assisted learning and therapy services. Through a wide variety of educational resources, the association helps individuals start and maintain successful programs and professional careers. There are nearly 62,500 volunteers, 5,011 instructors, 7,800 equines and thousands of contributors from all over the world helping people at PATH Intl. Member Centers.
For more information, contact:
Cher Smith, Communications Specialist
(800) 369-7433, ext.123