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REFUGE RIDGE INC
September 12, 2011

Refuge Ridge is truly a refuge for both the animals that live there and the children that go to the adventure based camps there. Many of the children come from circumstances including domestic violence and drug abuse in the homes. At the camps they learn about team work and making good decisions. Their work with some of the animal rescues provides humane education aimed at breaking generational cycles of both animal and child abuse. I cannot recommend this organziationally highly enough. Through the generosity of the Sherman's next May there will be a wonderful new learning center for much of the activity to take place in. Please visit their refugeridge.org web site. Truly an awesome place.

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working with both the children and the animals and getting to know the director of both the ridge and camps vert well.

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I would give them more resources and volunteers if it were within my ability. Situated in the middle of appalachia and in the 4th poorest county there is not nearly enough support for all that they do.

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Volunteer & Spent a week up there this summer helping.