Equestrian Aid Foundation Marks $2 Million Distributed to Equestrians in Need
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WELLINGTON, Florida, Oct. 31–The Equestrian Aid Foundation has now distributed more than $2 million for healthcare and essential living expenses in the 16 years of its existence.
The EAF, initially created to provide fnancial assistance to those in the equestrian community with HIV/AIDS, expaned its mission in 2006 to give assistance to those suffering catastrophc accident, injury or illness.
The foundation currently helps 25 recipients with a total of almost $15,000 a month.
“This milestone is so much more than a number,” said R. Scot Evans, president of the EAF and one of its founders. “It represents all the people who have needed the Equestrian Aid Foundation to get through a really tough time, as well as all the donors who understood the responsibility we have as equestrians to take care of our own.
”Thanks to our many donors through the years, the Equestrian Aid Foundation has been able to make a monumental difference in the lives of so many that share our passion for horses and horse sports.”
With tougher economic times, the number of applications continue to rise, creating a greater need for funding. The majority of donations come from individuals or family foundations involved with the horse community as an owner, rider or enthusiast. Donations and memberships can be made online at http://www.equestrianaidfoundation.org/
Recipients come from all segments of the equestrian community–professional and amateur riders, farriers, show organizers, trainers and managers in both both Western and English disciplines and ages ranging from 12 to 70.
The EAF is a 501 (c) 3 organization and donations are tax deductible to the extent of the law.