Brandon Powell, who began volunteering with the rescue in March, has proven to be an integral part of our team. No job too small or large that he has not been willing to approach with vigor. Brandon has recently accepted our proposal to join our team and oversee fundraising for the rescue. We welcome him to the board. With his enthusiasm and diligent work ethic we are excited about the doors this partnership will open. #TEAMHOPE
We would like to welcome Rae Anne to the board of HOPE Acres. She has graciously accepted the position of Secretary/Treasurer. Rae Anne has been volunteering with the rescue for near two years and we are confident that her love and respect and for the horses and our mission will prove to be an asset to our endeavor.
THE JOURNEY WAS AMAZING
This month we say goodbye to longtime volunteer and four year board member Heather Helmuth. Heather and her husband Bruce are relocating to Nevada to be closer to friends and family. We miss you both already, but wish you the best as you embark on your new journey! For all of your hard work, dedication and devotion to HOPE Acres and our family, we will be eternally grateful.
We also said goodbye to our 6 year board member, Jack Weatherford. For six years of service, support and commitment to our mission, we are immensely grateful. Since our inception you have been a strong, constant advocate of the rescue, a voice for the mission and a supporter of our fundraising efforts. We are so thankful! While he steps down from the board, Jack will remain part of our team and stand alongside the rescue as we continue to grow and expand our efforts.
We have had a busy few months. We hosted a group of 14 volunteers over the summer from Google who creatively called themselves the "Grazing Googlers". They spent the entire day working on fencing repairs/cleanings, pasture grooming and a bit of horse TLC.
Many Thanks to Brandon for setting this Google Day up!!
96.9 NASH FM
We were delighted to have lunch with Tori & Jay from 96.9 Nash FM. They toured the farm, spent some time with the horses and brought lunch for the volunteers! Shout out to volunteer Kaileigh Ashby for nominating the rescue!
We would like to extend our sincere apprecation to Kaileigh for joining our social media team. She has already increased our Instagram following by 300 in just a few weeks. Many thanks to Lauren who has joined us in our volunteer orientation and outreach efforts!