Michelle Akers Horse Rescue and Outreach

61334859_1637954354352942_r.jpegIf you love this country and love horses and animals, then this GoFundMe is something you'll relate to and hopefully want to support. Michelle needs to relocate her horse rescue and sanctuary. The cost to do that is around 500k. We are hoping to raise half that amount 250k with your help. 

Here is her story in her own words...

My name is Michelle Akers. I played for the USWNT for 15 years and was on the first ever USWNT team, scored the first goal, and retired in 2000 a 2x World Champion, Olympic Gold Medalist, and FIFA Player of The Century with over 30 surgeries on one knee, five more on my shoulder, and my share of concussions and stitches. I am a warrior with a big heart called to action by circumstances and because I care deeply about others. And this is in part, is what this GoFundMe is about… 

In 2007 I started a 501c3 public charity Michelle Akers Horse Rescue & Outreach and for the past 14 years… I have spent every day caring for abused and abandoned animals ever since. The horses and animals I take in are broken, starved, traumatized, sick, and scared… sometimes it takes months (years) for them to heal and eventually become who they are meant to be again… and sometimes the best thing I can do is love them until they leave this world for a better place. It is the hardest work I have every done… but as we go through their process of healing, the connection built impacts me as much as it does them. The bond is deep and forever. They count on me. Trust me. We have swam through floods together, endured hurricanes, backed down coyotes and bobcats, assisted others in their own personal journeys, and shared breath and space on early mornings, evenings for over 14 years. They are my heart, and I am their protector and they are mine. And there are more out there to help and save.

I have funded my rescue work over the years through appearances, donations, memorabilia auctions etc… and as many know, it hasn’t been without challenges, but the hard times served only to highlight and deepen my purpose even more. And then the pandemic hit. As the world shut down, I soon realized the the rescued horses and animals who I had saved from various (unthinkable) circumstances… who were now safe and thriving in my care would soon be in jeopardy if I didn’t do something drastic. I sold our home and farm, but with few proceeds left over, I am now asking for your help in ensuring the safety of these rescued horses, so I can continue caring for them and also continue this work important and much needed work I care so much about… giving sanctuary to horses and animals to be healthy and happy body and soul. 

This GoFundMe will allow me to secure a new farm location to keep these vulnerable ones who have gone through so much... safe, loved, and cared for... and also continue to help those in the future as well. It's such important work, especially now when the world is in such turmoil and the fragile ones are the first to experience the brunt of it. If you can help… thank you. My gratitude is yours for always. Thank you for listening and considering us. And please look at my website michelleakers.org to learn more.
Michelle Akers Horse Rescue Inc
EIN #42-1754654
501c3 public charity—all donations are IRS tax-deductible
Horse Rescue Social:
Twitter @mahorserescue
Venmo @MAHorseR
PayPal @MichAkersHorseRescue
Michelle Akers Social:
Twitter @michelleakers10
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Michelle Akers 
Marietta, GA
michelle akers sundance horse rescue & outreach, inc 
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