TRAILS END CONSERVANCY, INC

SERVING THE SHENANGO VALLEY, GREENVILLE / NORTHERN MERCER COUNTY, AND GROVE CITY

AMOUNT DONATED: $3,228

Trails End Conservancy, Inc is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to healing hearts and providing hope, love and laughter to people of all ages and abilities through equine assisted interventions. Our “Fly High with Horses” program is tailored for Veterans and Veterans families of all ages and abilities. Some equines are rescued due to extenuating circumstances and rehabilitated to help those suffering from emotional traumas, disabilities, illness or substance abuse and those just wanting to improve their communication, leadership, and teamwork skills. We believe every horse deserves a second chance and every person deserves a smile.

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FUNDRAISING GOAL: $5,000

  Programs Supported by Your Donations  

Fly High with Horses is an equine program for vets dealing with the effects of combat trauma. Working with horses is an experiential therapy for victims of trauma, including PTSD and its associated chronic physical pain, depression, anxiety, and other mental health issues. Left untreated, combat trauma can result in drug and alcohol abuse, anger issues, isolation, suicide, job loss, violence, and crime. In this program, vets work with horses, learn how to groom and handle them, perform daily chores related to horses, and participate in other equine-related activities. Because of the past success of the Fly High with Horses program for vets, Trails End Conservancy also offers Family Fly High with Horses, a family-inclusive program for vets and their families that focuses on positive, shared experiences with horses.
No other organization in Mercer County offers a free equine-assisted therapeutic program for vets, who suffer from the effects of combat trauma, and their families. Any donations made will go directly to our programs that represent our Veterans in our Community.

  Needs that Cannot beMet without Your Help  

The COVID-19 Pandemic can create at least 3 conditions to Veterans that could build up to a "perfect storm". First is Veterans with pre-existing conditions of mental health. The second is social-distancing/self-quarantining which are necessary to help control the spread of COVID-19 but can cause a sense of loneliness. The third is job/wage loss being a stress event in the life of a Veteran. Lack of funding results in lack of programs to help our Veterans. Funding is in integral part of our programs to keep horses healthy and happy to provide therapeutic our program for Veterans.

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