SAVE OUR HORSES AND EQUINE THERAPY CENTERS IN PUERTO RICO

Fundraising campaign by Michelle Tinsen
  • US$6,515.00
    raised of $10,000.00 goal goal
65% Funded
62 Donors

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ALERT!! The devastation in Puerto Rico is unfathomable.

Our equine centers are severely damaged, infrastructure and horses seriously affected, not to mention the livelihoods of the people who run them, namely Annie Hastain Turri, Michelle Tinsen and Elaine Kumler Cosby at West Coast Ecuestre & Tania Meisner Bayo and Carlos R. Mendez at Equinoterapia Puerto Rico.

Horses desperately need clean drinking water, hay, feed, medical supplies and vet care.

Barns need repair. Debris and fallen infrastructure needs to be cleared.

Without power and communications on most the island, millions of people, including city leaders and first responders, have been cut off from the world.

There has been widespread flooding and major damages to homes and properties.

Water and electricity are suspected to be out of service for a few months before the power grid is up and working again.

This is going to have a major impact on our livelihood, our ability to care for our horses and the people we serve. We need a helping hand to get through the next few months as we recover from this trauma and build back our lives, especially so we can get back to serving the community, children, women and men with varying abilities who rely on the unique therapies we offer.

West Coast Ecuestre is a small non-profit 501c( 3) organization, equine assisted therapy center located in Anasco, Puerto Rico, with a heard of 10 beautiful horses, some of them rescued from terrible conditions.

Equinoterapia Puerto Rico, Inc. is also a small non-profit 501c(3) with a magical herd of 8 horses serving 60 people of different abilities through their therapeutic programs.

It will be several months before business will resume as usual. Until then we will be relying on donations more than ever to keep our horses healthy and get out therapy classes running again. Please have mercy.

We cannot thank you enough for your compassion and generosity!

Fundraising Team

I am the Co-Director of West Coast Ecuestre Inc. A non-profit dedicated to the passion, education and rescue of horses in PR

I am the Co-Director of West Coast Ecuestre Inc. A non-profit dedicated to the passion, education and rescue of horses in PR

  • Karen Tinsen
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  • Uk Funds manager

Donors

  • Kristine andMatthew Gaier
  • Donated on Dec 23, 2017
  • We wish you all the best for the new farm...

$1500.00
  • Masiwe Oasoiwe
  • Donated on Dec 14, 2017
$100.00
  • Guest
  • Donated on Dec 11, 2017
$50.00
Oct 22

32 Days Post Maria: FEED NEEDED

Update posted by Michelle Tinsen at 06:07 pm

Annie Here: Updates have been difficult due to the continued lack of communications on the island, but here is what we have for you. Michelle is currently on the ground in Puerto Rico caring for the herd. I am in Arizona until Nov 1 and then I'll return with supplies. . . . .

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Oct 07

40 BAGS OF GRAIN ARE ON THE WAY!

Update posted by Michelle Tinsen at 03:16 am

We have finally managed to arrange delivery of 40 bags of grain from Miami, Florida to Aguadilla, Puerto Rico!Thank you to everyone who helped to coordinate this! We are hoping to get another shipment down there as soon as possible. Annie Turri (co-founder and director) will be staying on the. . . . .

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Oct 03

Update on our horses.

Update posted by Michelle Tinsen at 05:16 pm

We have received some news on the horses in the pasture today from one of our volunteers."A tree fell on part of the fence line, making an opening for the horses to escape.Romeo, Chali and Cheveyo escaped. Apparently, Romeo and Chali had crossed the road to Miguel's property, who brought. . . . .

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Sep 30

OUR HORSES HAVE NO CLEAN WATER, HAY AND GRAIN SUPPLIES ARE LOW AND THE ISLAND IS STILL WITHOUT GAS, POWER OR COMMUNICATION

Update posted by Michelle Tinsen at 11:42 pm

UPDATEOur horses have all amazingly survived through the passing of the ferocious hurricane Maria. However the worst has not begun and with this great news comes the reality of the situation ahead. Hurricane Maria hit as a catastrophic category 5 storm. It has wiped out the entire infrastructure of Puerto. . . . .

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Donors & Comments

62 donors
  • Kristine andMatthew Gaier
  • Donated on Dec 23, 2017
  • We wish you all the best for the new farm...

$1500.00
  • Masiwe Oasoiwe
  • Donated on Dec 14, 2017
$100.00
  • Guest
  • Donated on Dec 11, 2017
$50.00
  • Kristine and matt Gaier
  • Donated on Nov 28, 2017
$500.00
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Nov 07, 2017
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  • Cindy Linsenbardt
  • Donated on Oct 24, 2017
$50.00
  • Gail Sproat
  • Donated on Oct 24, 2017
$10.00
  • Jessica Martin
  • Donated on Oct 20, 2017
$50.00
  • Richard Talbot
  • Donated on Oct 15, 2017
$250.00
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Oct 13, 2017
  • Yay, go Michelle!

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10 followers
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US$6,515.00
raised of $10,000.00 goal
65% Funded
62 Donors

No more donations are being accepted at this time. Please contact the campaign owner if you would like to discuss further funding opportunities