Fund The Barn for Equine Learning

$35,615 of $50k goal

Raised by 461 people in 19 days
Barn Fund
on behalf of Kat Welton
 LOWELL, MI
It is with an incredibly heavy heart that I share the news that the Barn suffered a tragedy last night. We lost our barn and 13 of our wonderful horses to a fire. This information is so hard for us to process and it still feels like a bad dream at this point. We know that this is going to be challenging for every person who The Barn and the horses have meant something to. However, as is so often the case with each person who comes out to The Barn, we recognize that any tragedy and challenge can be overcome. We are not yet sure what the road to rebuilding will look like at this point, but we know that The Barn meant so much to so many people, and like any challenge we have met before, we will walk through this trial step by step and continue to fulfill our mission of reaching people wherever they are at in their lives.
http://www.thebarnforequinelearning.com

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Update 2
Posted by Barn Fund
16 days ago
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The support we have received from so many people in our community has absolutely amazed and humbled us. To hear about the impact that The Barn and our horses have made in so many people's lives has given us the purpose we need to get through this tragedy and look forward to rebuilding the program. We know that we cannot replace the horses we have lost , but with the support we are receiving, we have a solid foundation on which to build the program back up. Not only are your donations giving us affirmation that we will be able to rebuild, but it has given us the peace of mind to know that we will be able to do so sooner than later, and that we can set our goals high to build a new barn that will meet the needs of this amazing community. You can stay up to date on our current needs and what is going on at the Barn through our face book page at https://www.facebook.com/TheBarnForEquineLearning/ . Once again, we thank you.
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Update 1
Posted by Barn Fund
17 days ago
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Thank you so much to all the kind individuals, families, and businesses who have offered support, prayers, and donations to The Barn for Equine Learning. The road to rebuilding is still long, but the support coming in is so very heartwarming and helps in so many ways. Please continue to spread the word.
‘Be brave:’ Barn Motto after Fire
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Sherry Vandenbosch
17 days ago

We do not have the cash right now but we have a beautiful arabian named Julia ...registered 5 year old we are looking to adopt out. . She is a sweet heart. She loves baby horses. She will makes a wonderful mare. We hade great intentions to brake her but circumstances changed our life. We r want a good home for Julia...and would like to donate hay.

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Christine Gilroy
17 days ago

I can't offer money right now but I have many therapeutic riding horses that I would be willing to loan to you till you get things figured out. Horses, Pony's tack, helmets. Feel free to contact me.

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Monica Stegeman
17 days ago

My daughter, Lainey, is 14 and has been riding with Kat just before she turned 6 years old. Beginning life in an orphanage with inadequate nutrition and care was too hard on her little body and she has lasting learning disabilities and pervasive developmental disorder. Two months into riding, she was able to perform many tasks that were impossible before, such as skipping. The physical and emotional benefit alone would keep us coming to the Barn, but the relationship with Kat is invaluable. She is the heartbeat, soul and Mother of the horses, and I hope that we all can come together to rebuild the Barn, and Kat's giving soul. She needs us all right now. Our lives have been forever changed for the better because of her.

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Janet Krause
17 days ago
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Others and myself have equipment to donate. Please keep us posted, as to your decision.

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Rachel Troy Bowman
17 days ago
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Kat&BJ, we are continuing to pray for you during these difficult days. We will donate supplies when the rebuilding begins. Love you both.....

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Marijke Steenstra-Church
18 days ago
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Hi there I am so sorry for your loss. You are doing an amazing service for your community. I will provide my contact information and once you have your barn rebuild we would like to donate items to your organization. We are just getting out of horses as our daughter is heading to college. Marijke Church 231-882-0750

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Amy Dykstra
17 days ago
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We are so sorry for your loss knowing bj if u need anything let us know mike krugman amy dykstra zach dykstra

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Sheila M. Guay
15 days ago

Praying for all of you from Massachusetts. ❤ from Myself & my horses Strawberry, Bayberry, Sweetie & Sissy

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Mary Huizenga Roth
18 days ago

Kat my heart just hurts for you after losing Elroy on 12/26 I can't imagine the pain of losing 13 wonderful horses❤❤let me know what I can do to help you, love both you and your mom! Mary Roth

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$35,615 of $50k goal

Raised by 461 people in 19 days
Created April 8, 2017
Barn Fund  
on behalf of Kat Welton
$25
Anonymous
15 hours ago
SP
$10
Siva Palli
1 day ago
GB
$5
Gurdanish Bawa
1 day ago
BG
$25
Brie Goubeaux
3 days ago

I am so sorry for your losses and pray for strength to rebuild. Your passion for horses and helping people is inspiring.

TU
$200
Therapeutic Recreation Student Association- Grand Valley State University
5 days ago
GC
$500
Gary Crosby
6 days ago
NN
$20
Nancy Nylen
6 days ago

Good luck rebuilding, my heart goes out to you for all that you lost.

NW
$50
Nancy Wanty
6 days ago

I am sorry for all your losses but wishing you God speed for your future! Bless you for all you do!

SL
$50
SueAnn Lowery
6 days ago
$40
Anonymous
7 days ago
Sherry Vandenbosch
17 days ago

We do not have the cash right now but we have a beautiful arabian named Julia ...registered 5 year old we are looking to adopt out. . She is a sweet heart. She loves baby horses. She will makes a wonderful mare. We hade great intentions to brake her but circumstances changed our life. We r want a good home for Julia...and would like to donate hay.

+ Read More
Christine Gilroy
17 days ago

I can't offer money right now but I have many therapeutic riding horses that I would be willing to loan to you till you get things figured out. Horses, Pony's tack, helmets. Feel free to contact me.

+ Read More
Monica Stegeman
17 days ago

My daughter, Lainey, is 14 and has been riding with Kat just before she turned 6 years old. Beginning life in an orphanage with inadequate nutrition and care was too hard on her little body and she has lasting learning disabilities and pervasive developmental disorder. Two months into riding, she was able to perform many tasks that were impossible before, such as skipping. The physical and emotional benefit alone would keep us coming to the Barn, but the relationship with Kat is invaluable. She is the heartbeat, soul and Mother of the horses, and I hope that we all can come together to rebuild the Barn, and Kat's giving soul. She needs us all right now. Our lives have been forever changed for the better because of her.

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Janet Krause
17 days ago
4
4

Others and myself have equipment to donate. Please keep us posted, as to your decision.

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Rachel Troy Bowman
17 days ago
2
2

Kat&BJ, we are continuing to pray for you during these difficult days. We will donate supplies when the rebuilding begins. Love you both.....

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Marijke Steenstra-Church
18 days ago
2
2

Hi there I am so sorry for your loss. You are doing an amazing service for your community. I will provide my contact information and once you have your barn rebuild we would like to donate items to your organization. We are just getting out of horses as our daughter is heading to college. Marijke Church 231-882-0750

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Amy Dykstra
17 days ago
1
1

We are so sorry for your loss knowing bj if u need anything let us know mike krugman amy dykstra zach dykstra

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Sheila M. Guay
15 days ago

Praying for all of you from Massachusetts. ❤ from Myself & my horses Strawberry, Bayberry, Sweetie & Sissy

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Mary Huizenga Roth
18 days ago

Kat my heart just hurts for you after losing Elroy on 12/26 I can't imagine the pain of losing 13 wonderful horses❤❤let me know what I can do to help you, love both you and your mom! Mary Roth

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