My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Roanoke Valley Horse Rescue Inc, Hardy, VA, USA
I first discovered RVHR last January. I was surfing online looking for volunteer opportunities in Virginia. RVHR was listed and after reading about the organization, I decided I wanted to sponsor a horse there.
I make a monthly contribution which helps cover the care of a horse.
I am on my second horse now as a sponsor. I feel that I am making a difference in the life of a horse that was neglected. Some of the horses' stories are really horrific, and as an animal lover, I want to do something to help these beautiful animals. I had the opportunity to visit RVHR and meet the horse I presently sponsor,Olivia, a neglected Arabian mare. Some of the horses that come to RVHR have some issues involving human contact. These horses are worked with individually by the staff and the many volunteers who come to groom or just give "some loving on" the horses. These horses eventually become attentive when humans come around.
RVHR does not have fancy horse barns, but every attempt is made so that all the horses there have adequate shelter, nutritious feed
customized for their individual needs, quality hay and good pastures. I was quite impressed with the volunteers and staff that faithfully come and give these horse a good quality life.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
the wonderful feel I have that 100% of my contribution goes directly to the horses. I know that by sponsoring a horse, I am making a difference in this horse's life and giving them quality life.
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
I'd like to see more people get involved with these horses, through gifts of time, skills, needed supplies to run the rescue, and monetary contributions.
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I'm proud to be a sponsor at RHVR. I would like to be a more regular volunteer there, however because of the physical distance, 140 miles, and a 3 hour drive, I currently am an occasional visitor.
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