Project Horse is excited to announce that we have been selected as one of only 10 local nonprofits to be awarded a grant from VetsAid. Funding for grant awards is coming from the first annual VetsAid "Concert for Our Veterans", to be held September 20, 2017 in Fairfax, Virginia.
What is VetsAid?
Project Horse's winning grant proposal describes a 12-month pilot program which we have just launched. The program, called Warrior Herd, focuses on strengthening veterans' families and the pilot year offers:
- 5 workshops which focus on couples (veterans reconnecting with their significant others) **the September workshop was held 9/17**
- 5 workshops which focus on strengthening family connections
- a Family Day at the farm for all members of the military (active, inactive, veterans, reservists) and their families
- a weeklong summer camp for children who have lost a parent in combat
All programs will be FREE to participants. The VetsAid grant will cover approximately 50% of the cost of the Warrior Herd pilot. The other 50% of funds to deliver Warrior Herd still need to be raised, and Project Horse is seeking support for this innovative program from businesses and corporations with a commitment to our nation's military.
If you are interested in donating or participating in this program, or would simply like more information, please contact us today!