A home for Special Needs Angels

Hurricane Michael devastated our area 10/10/18. However, it allowed us to move a step forward on our path to opening a foster facility and assisted living home for the Special Needs population of Bay County. After the storm, we were able to purchase 10 acres where the home will be built. We need to move forward quickly, however. The hurricane made a bad situation with the foster care homes in our area even worse. Before the hurricane, there were little to no foster homes for Special Needs children- now, there are not even foster homes for the children coming into foster care each day. 

Even before the hurricane- special needs children who were placed in foster care were sent to Tallahassee or Pensacola- 2 hours away- to be in care. However, now they are being sent 8 hours away to Orlando. How scary for these babies! Being taken from EVERYTHING they know! This home will HELP!

With the 10 acres- we have specific needs. Our house still has damage- but right now we want to move forward with building the facility! We have broken down our needs as follows: 
Renewing 501C3 status: $1000
Land Clearing 5000+10 utilities= 15000 
At least one vehicle- 1 wheelchair 1 passenger- 20K
Kitchen materials- 5000
Furnishings 10000
Gym area?

Rather than building at this point, we feel like modular buildings could meet our needs with less expense. We would LOVE LOVE LOVE to have a stick-built home- but at this point feel that the needs of these children are more important! We can expand and build as we grow! We would love to obtain some items through in-kind donations- the land clearing, the furnishings and vehicles. However, as Bay County recovers- this may be a lot to ask. 

We want to be able to offer therapies on site- occupational, physical, speech, language and equine therapy. We have our first horse and a barn that still needs repairs. We also need TACK- saddles, ropes, panels, etc. This is another area we would love to get some in-kind donations. Do you have old saddles and materials you are not using? Panels? Bits and Bridles? A hay ring? We are also looking to bring in more horses. 

Sheds- we lost our sheds in the hurricane and would love to bring in at least one shed for items. 

ANY DONATIONS- In-kind, financial... etc- we will accept! Please just contact us!

More of our story- pics- contact info- all available at www.angelsinthewings.com or our FB page. You can also find us on twitter as well as call or text 624-5455 or email [email redacted]. 

THANK YOU and God Bless!
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