Lexington, Ky. – Sept. 22, 2017 – This summer, Hurricanes Harvey and Irma left countless equine victims in their wakes. Thanks to the generosity of donors and the equestrian community, to date Brooke USA has raised more than $33,000 to help those animals through the USEF Equine Disaster Relief Fund.
Though Brooke USA’s mission is to improve the welfare of horses, donkeys and mules in the developing world, the scope of devastation by the natural disasters in Florida and Texas inspired Brooke USA to help make a difference in the United States this time.
After Hurricane Harvey, Brooke USA reached their fundraising goal of $25,000 as a match for donations to the USEF Equine Disaster Relief Fund, then turned their attention to help the victims of Irma, with an on-going fundraising campaign.
Though the initial effects of the hurricanes have passed, there are still many equines needing assistance in the weeks following the storms. There is an urgent need for hay and feed, potable water, vet supplies, veterinary care, fencing and portable stalls. The damage to buildings and infrastructure meanwhile may take years to repair. All of the donations given to Brooke USA under this campaign will be used to benefit Irma’s equine victims through the USEF Equine Disaster Relief Fund.
Tax-deductible donations can be made at www.BrookeUSA.org/floridadisaster for Irma’s equine victims. 100% of the donations will go to assist the animals.
For more information, please contact Brooke USA, 859-296-0037 or Info@BrookeUSA.org.