100+ WOMEN WHO CARE - LOWER CONNECTICUT RIVER VALLEY PRESENT TO RAY OF LIGHT FARM’S VETERANS PROGRAM
Horse Feathers, the veterans’ program at Ray of Light Farm, was recently the beneficiary of the Lower Connecticut River Valley’s chapter of 100+ Women Who Care. Eight of their members met at Ray of Light Farm in Haddam to present 54 checks totalling over $5,300 to Bonnie Buongiorne, the farm’s founder and director.
Horse Feathers is led by Dave Bradham, a PATH (Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship) certified driving instructor and mentor with over 50 years of experience. This program is geared toward veterans who may be struggling with PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder), however all veterans are welcome to participate as clients or as volunteers. Clients have the opportunity to learn about cart and wagon driving, harnessing, ground driving, horse evaluation, and emergency procedures. Equine therapy is recognized as a valuable resource in helping people of all ages. Ray of Light Farm, a non-profit animal rescue organization, has always focused on pairing animals and humans in ways that improve the physical and emotional well-being of both; Horse Feathers promises to continue in that tradition with the help of supporters like 100+ Women Who Care.
100+ Women Who Care is an organization founded on the idea that we are each strong in our own right, but together we are stronger. Members meet quarterly and decide on a need in the community to address with their donations for that quarter.
For more information on Ray of Light Farm and their programs, visit www.rayoflightfarm.org. To learn more about 100+ Women Who Care, go to www.100whocarealliance.org.