Floods. Wildfires. Tornados. Oh my.
No matter what state (or country) we live in, we all experience the havoc that comes from natural disasters. Tornados tear down buildings and homes, often without warning. Wildfires destroy the natural flood barriers of trees. All of them endanger the lives of people who live and work in the areas. And that includes our equine partners.
Many natural disasters take away the homes and barns of people and horses, leaving many PATH Intl. centers without a place to serve their participants, those with cognitive, physical or emotional needs. Many center staff are now figuring out how to rebuild and re-open centers.
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 tornados and also hurricanes, earthquakes, floods, fire and drought.
PATH Intl. has helped so many rebuild, clean up and get a new start. But there is more we can do, more assistance we can give. When you donate to the PATH Intl. Disaster Relief Fund, you will help centers rebuild what was lost. Click here to donate. To learn more about the disaster relief fund, click here.
Thank you for your generosity for our centers, our participants, our horses.
About PATH Intl.:
The Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International® (PATH Intl.®) was formed in 1969 to promote safety and optimal outcomes in equine-assisted services (EAS) for individuals with special needs. At nearly 750 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. Therapeutic horsemanship at member centers may include hippotherapy, equine-facilitated mental health, driving, interactive vaulting, trail riding, competition, groundwork and stable management. Through a wide variety of educational resources, the association helps individuals start and maintain successful EAS programs. 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