Monday, October 2, 2017

Brooke USA Extends Relief Efforts to Support Horses Devastated by Hurricane Maria

Brooke USA Extends Relief Efforts to Support Horses Devastated by Hurricane Maria
Lexington, Ky. – Sept. 29, 2017 – After Hurricane Harvey and Irma, Brooke USA was grateful to reach their fundraising goal of $35,000 as a match for donations to the USEF Equine Disaster Relief Fund. However, after the unprecedented devastation in Puerto Rico, they turned their attention to help the victims of Maria, with another on-going fundraising campaign. The goal of the campaign is to help rescue, protect and care for the equine victims by providing much-need funds for welfare organizations. 
 
“Although Brooke USA’s efforts typically target equines in developing countries, we were deeply compelled to help support the rescue of equines in Houston, Texas, and the surrounding areas in light of the destructive flooding of Hurricane Harvey,” Executive Director of Brooke USA, Emily Dulin said. “Given the recent destruction caused by the hurricanes in Florida, the US Virgin Islands, and now Puerto Rico, we at Brooke USA felt it was very pivotal to send much needed support to those regions as well."
Though the initial effects of the Hurricane Maria have passed, there are still many equines needing assistance in the weeks following the storm. There is an urgent need for hay and feed, potable water, vet supplies, veterinary care, fencing and portable stalls. Many are concerned that equines with lacerations and puncture wounds from flying objects or from the horses running into debris are without proper medicine and clean water is scarce. 

All of the donations given to Brooke USA under this campaign will be used to benefit Maria’s equine victims through the USEF Equine Disaster Relief Fund. 
US Equestrian’s CEO Bill Moroney and CFO David Harris accepting a check for $25,000 from Brooke USA’s supporters for the USEF Equine Disaster Relief Fund to help the equine victims of Hurricane Harvey.
Tax-deductible donations can be made at www.BrookeUSA.org/disaster for Maria’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. 

Editor’s Note: High resolution photos and more information are available to accompany this release by contacting Cindy Rullman, Brooke USA. 859-296-0037 or Cindy.Rullman@BrookeUSA.org.
About Brooke USA
Brooke USA's mission is to significantly improve the welfare of horses, donkeys and mules and the people they serve throughout Asia, Africa, the Middle East and Latin America by raising funds and responsibly directing them to the areas of greatest need.

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