Ice Storm Tragedy

$3,545 of $3,500 goal

Raised by 61 people in 39 months
This winter has been hard on many parts of the country. The past week we have seen severe cold and unprecidented ice/snow storms here in TN. Over night we received another 1/2" of freezing rain on top of what had already accumulated. Some time in the early morning hours, tragedy struck our farm when the run-in shed for our mini horses and goats collapsed. 1,000 pounds of ice fell in, trapping and crushing one of our mini horses. His name was Benny and he was not quite 3 years old. We are heartbroken and in total shock at the loss of this sweet and gentle, blue-eyed boy. The photo is Benny's beautiful, brilliantly blue eye.

While we try to deal with the emotional loss, we must also care for our other animals. Friends and family who know us can attest to the time, energy and personal funds we have dedicated to horse rescue. Over the past three years we have taken in 7 horses from rescue situations, kill buyer lots or that were on their way to auction. We are committed to providing them with love, good care and a forever home.

At this time we desperately need reliable temporary shelter in the form of a port-a-barn until we are able to rebuild. The extreme cold and long winter has meant buying more hay and feed which has exhausted our reserves. We are humbly asking for help to rebuild.
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We are in shock and truly speechless.... Rich, Terri & the entire GoFundMe Team we simply don't know how to express the gratitude and relief we are feeling right now. The words "thank you" just don't seem adequate.
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There are no words to express how much the care and selfless generosity of our friends, family and anonymous donors means to us.

So that people understand, just the excavation to level the area for a new structure will cost 200.00. This is required by the installation company. A 12 x 28 previously owned wood barn is $6,000. Alternately an enclosed metal structure will be about half as much and we can finish the interior at a later date when the weather is a bit less an issue.

No matter if you donated 10.00 or 100.00 it means the world to us. We are humbly grateful for your help.
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The outpouring of positive thoughts, condolences and support are truly humbling. Marc and I want to thank each and every one of you personally for your kindness and generosity.
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Kimberly Benson
39 months ago

I am so glad people came together & were able to help you in your time of need! It really restores your faith in humanity doesn't it.... The one time I needed help, I was also overwhelmed with the generousity of people I didn't know personally & try to help out every great cause like this when & where I can in pure gratitude.

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Lori Greer
39 months ago

We are in shock and truly speechless.... Rich, Terri & the entire GoFundMe Team we simply don't know how to express the gratitude and relief we are feeling right now. The words "thank you" just don't seem adequate.

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$3,545 of $3,500 goal

Raised by 61 people in 39 months
Created February 21, 2015
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Culligan Clan
39 months ago

Y'ALL MADE IT!! YAY CONGRATS!! We love y'all with all of our hearts!

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Rich Dullaghan
39 months ago

Lori - so sorry for your loss. We hope the horses & other animals get the shelter they need. With love - Rich, Terri, and the rest of the GoFundMe team

CT
$25
Cheryl Thompson
39 months ago

I know it's not much, but every little bit helps...

BM
$100
Brigitte Moyne
39 months ago

So sorry for this tragic loss :-(

$10
Anonymous
39 months ago
$10
Sandy Fauver
39 months ago

I am so sorry this happened to your family. I know it is not much, but I do know every little bit will add up and I am happy you gave me a chance to help out!!

MS
$20
Michelle Schneider
39 months ago

I'm very sorry for your loss

MA
$25
Melissa Anderson
39 months ago

Wish I could do more. My prayers are with you.

Kimberly Benson
39 months ago

I am so glad people came together & were able to help you in your time of need! It really restores your faith in humanity doesn't it.... The one time I needed help, I was also overwhelmed with the generousity of people I didn't know personally & try to help out every great cause like this when & where I can in pure gratitude.

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Lori Greer
39 months ago

We are in shock and truly speechless.... Rich, Terri & the entire GoFundMe Team we simply don't know how to express the gratitude and relief we are feeling right now. The words "thank you" just don't seem adequate.

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