"Help Bert Save The Farm"

$11,870 of $25,000 goal

Raised by 85 people in 41 months

Roberta with 4-H Gang

     Since 1970 Roberta Bryant has devote her life to creating a safe and supportive environment for children and the community at large to have the equine experience. 
 Now at almost 80 years old she continues to offer lessons, trail rides and the use of her horses as project horses for 4-H youths.
 Unfortunately in the current economy the stables do not financially support her efforts and the farm may soon be faced with forclosure. 
  Help Roberta in her effort to continue serving our children and our community. 
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Thank you to all for your Love and Support! Special Thanks To HOPE & OLIVE for Free Soup and Game Night! For pushing over the top! To EVERYONE YOU ARE ALL GREAT!!!
Here it is, Yay!!!!
Bert and Lynn are forever Grateful!
THANK YOU ALL!!!
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Well folks here is the beginning of rebuild!!! Yeah!! this is the Tack room and tool shed! Stalls are hopefully going to be finished by sometime in August! We really could not have started this project without your support and still are a ways from our goal to be able to finish it. So any additional help would be greatly appreciated. Love to all of you for your on going support and generosity! Love Bert and Lynn.
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Well everyone here is the beginning of our rebuild! Tack and tool room almost done. Rest to come shortly. Thanks to all of you and special thanks to the gals at Network Chiropractics for the beautiful hand made quilt!!! Donations still needed and appreciated !!! Love to all!
Here is the beginning of the rebuild !!!
Tack and tool room almost complete!!!
Quilt hand made for fund raiser!
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Ok everybody, Clean up is mostly complete and Pressure treated Beams have been purchased!!! Work will begin soon!!! We are pricing out the roof now, which will be the most expensive part and continue to need any help people can give. No amount is to small!! Love to all for your on going support and Help! Bert and Tanya
Before Clean UP !
After Clean Up !!! Yeah!!!
Thanks Ralph for the Clean Up !!!!
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Pinnie Sears
33 months ago

It was a pleasure to pay back even a small portion of what Bert has given to me. She has twice taken in my horses on very short notice, once when Rocky had emergency surgery requiring stall rest and once when our stallion needed a transitional place to be. She will tell you she got the best of that deal because her two beautiful mares MTS Jazzy Jet and MTS Royal Envi were bred and born there. Maybe so, but I remember times I just took her truck and trailer and let her know after the fact and she shrugged. Many, many times when she took in stray horses and people and gave them all a sense of home. Bert, you are one of a kind! We've been there for each other before and we'll continue to be there for each other always.

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Kathi Berman-Gilmore
35 months ago

On 3/20/15, a very close friend lost one of her barns to a fire. Although she sadly lost 2 goats to the fire, they were able to save the 5 horses that lived in the barn. It burnt to the ground. Roberta Bryant and Mount Toby Stables (now known as The Craig Memorial Equestrian Center) have been a part of my life for 35+ years. If not for her willingness to be my mentor, share her life lessons, her Heart, Wisdom, sense of Family, and Love, I never would have been able to make it through college. She fed me when I had no money to eat and made sure I earned money taking out trail rides (which she is still one of the few farms in Massachusetts that still offers trail rides in and around beautiful Mount Toby). We developed a friendship that will last a lifetime. 'Berta' has taken in 'strays' (both human and animal) since long before I met her. She has given of herself to her community and to the children of her community (4-H especially) tirelessly. At 80 years old now, I can barely see that she's slowed down since I worked with her those many years ago! She is still fit, spry, teaching her students,and riding her Morabs. Sadly, due to the state of the economy in Western Massachusetts especially, as well as a few local issues, the farm was already in dire financial straights. This fire could be the thing that puts her over the edge. I'm sharing all of this because I'm asking for help for her. GoFundMe is an excellent, safe site, for people to go and ask for help. Please, if you can help in ANY way - 'Bert' needs our help! If you can't help financially maybe you can help with Hay, Feed, Supplies to rebuild the barn she lost... It's time to give back to a woman who has given so much of herself for as long as I've known her. Every little bit helps! Do you believe in PIF? I do and it is most definitely true that what goes around, comes around. So rather than make this any longer I will just ask that you please, open your hearts and help before we lose an established institution that took in so many and helped them in their times of need, has taken in the children of those 'strays' and even to her own detriment, continues to help strays! Please, every little bit helps and adds up! Thank you and bless you! Roberta I'll forever be indebted to you for all you've given me. I love you and pray this helps!

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Raised by 85 people in 41 months
Created September 23, 2014
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$50
Anonymous
22 months ago
$25
Walt Burnham
27 months ago

It's getting there. Here's another little bit.

$2,000
Anonymous
27 months ago (Offline Donation)
HO
$1,090
HOPE and OLIVE
27 months ago (Offline Donation)

Thanks For Free Soup and Game Night!

NN
$25
Nandini Natarajan
28 months ago

Hi Tanya, I know every little bit helps. Please give our best to your mom.

DG
$50
Dane Garvey
31 months ago (Offline Donation)

Dane we really appreciate your generosity and support!!! Love Bert and Lynn

AL
$50
Anna Loven
31 months ago (Offline Donation)

Anna your Gift Certificate will go to good use! Thank you so much for your support and generosity!!! Love Bert and Lynn

JR
$40
Joshua Richards
31 months ago (Offline Donation)

Josh we really appreciate your help and generosity!!! Thank you so much! Love Bert and Lynn.

DQ
$50
Doreen Quinn
31 months ago (Offline Donation)

Thanks Doreen really appreciate you support and generosity! Love Bert and Lynn

Pinnie Sears
33 months ago

It was a pleasure to pay back even a small portion of what Bert has given to me. She has twice taken in my horses on very short notice, once when Rocky had emergency surgery requiring stall rest and once when our stallion needed a transitional place to be. She will tell you she got the best of that deal because her two beautiful mares MTS Jazzy Jet and MTS Royal Envi were bred and born there. Maybe so, but I remember times I just took her truck and trailer and let her know after the fact and she shrugged. Many, many times when she took in stray horses and people and gave them all a sense of home. Bert, you are one of a kind! We've been there for each other before and we'll continue to be there for each other always.

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Kathi Berman-Gilmore
35 months ago

On 3/20/15, a very close friend lost one of her barns to a fire. Although she sadly lost 2 goats to the fire, they were able to save the 5 horses that lived in the barn. It burnt to the ground. Roberta Bryant and Mount Toby Stables (now known as The Craig Memorial Equestrian Center) have been a part of my life for 35+ years. If not for her willingness to be my mentor, share her life lessons, her Heart, Wisdom, sense of Family, and Love, I never would have been able to make it through college. She fed me when I had no money to eat and made sure I earned money taking out trail rides (which she is still one of the few farms in Massachusetts that still offers trail rides in and around beautiful Mount Toby). We developed a friendship that will last a lifetime. 'Berta' has taken in 'strays' (both human and animal) since long before I met her. She has given of herself to her community and to the children of her community (4-H especially) tirelessly. At 80 years old now, I can barely see that she's slowed down since I worked with her those many years ago! She is still fit, spry, teaching her students,and riding her Morabs. Sadly, due to the state of the economy in Western Massachusetts especially, as well as a few local issues, the farm was already in dire financial straights. This fire could be the thing that puts her over the edge. I'm sharing all of this because I'm asking for help for her. GoFundMe is an excellent, safe site, for people to go and ask for help. Please, if you can help in ANY way - 'Bert' needs our help! If you can't help financially maybe you can help with Hay, Feed, Supplies to rebuild the barn she lost... It's time to give back to a woman who has given so much of herself for as long as I've known her. Every little bit helps! Do you believe in PIF? I do and it is most definitely true that what goes around, comes around. So rather than make this any longer I will just ask that you please, open your hearts and help before we lose an established institution that took in so many and helped them in their times of need, has taken in the children of those 'strays' and even to her own detriment, continues to help strays! Please, every little bit helps and adds up! Thank you and bless you! Roberta I'll forever be indebted to you for all you've given me. I love you and pray this helps!

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