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48 Hours Left

Dear Windrush Families and Friends,

There are only 48 hours left to make your tax-deductible gift this year.

It’s that time of year again when we ask you to support our programs, which help children and adults with disabilities and other challenges grow, learn and enjoy the simple pleasures most of us take for granted-from mobility to friendships.

Your help is needed! Please donate, today.

Only 48 hours left to make your tax-deductible gift!

As Windrush client, Elise explains, “Once I learned of Windrush, I wished for it to be part of my life. Horses definitely help. People’s lives are transformed.”

If you have already donated this year to the annual fund, thank you.

If you have not yet given, please help us continue our life-changing work in 2015 by making your special, tax-deductible gift, today.

Be sure to donate by midnight EST on December 31st to deduct your gift from your 2014 taxes. We are so grateful for your support.

We absolutely could not continue this unique therapy without you.

On behalf of our more than 2,050 children and adult clients, thank you for your continued support.

Best Wishes for a Happy and Healthy 2015!

Amanda Carey Hogan
Executive Director

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You Deserve Thanks

You Deserve Thanks
Thank you for always remembering our friends with
disabilities at Windrush Farm.

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your loved ones.
From all your friends at Windrush Farm!

Watch the 2014 Video: The Power of Windrush 

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Riding My Way Back

Thank you to all who participated in last night’s documentary screening of “Riding My Way Back”. It was a great evening.

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logoJoin Windrush Farm for an advance screening of the movie RIDING MY WAY BACK. Grab a friend and we’ll see you there!

When: Wednesday, November 12, 7pm-8pm

Where: Gould Barn, Topsfield

How much: $5/ticket

Tickets include: Pizza, popcorn and drinks!

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Riding My Way Back is a short documentary that chronicles one soldier’s journey back from the brink of suicide.  In 2010, Staff Sergeant Aaron Heliker returned from multiple deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan with traumatic brain injury (TBI) and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), in addition to third-degree burns and nerve damage from a roadside bomb.  At his most desperate and isolated, on 42 medications and suicidal, Aaron is introduced to the unlikeliest of saviors:  a horse named Fred.  Through caring for Fred and building mutual trust, Aaron begins the difficult process of reconnecting to the world around him and healing the terrible, invisible wounds of war that had nearly defeated him. 

It is a film that exquisitely shows the destructive effect war can have on those who take part in it. This film contains extremely powerful imagery that brings the story right into your heart, where you not only see, but also feel the connection forming between the ‘man in pain’ and his powerful, mystical horse therapist.  Watch the trailer.

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Thanks, Bob, for representing!

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Commander of the post, Dave Commeau, Bob Shamroth, Bill Quinn present Mandy Hogan with $1,000 from their Southern BBQ benefit.

Commander of the post, Dave Comeau, Bob Shamroth, Bill Quinn present Mandy Hogan with $1,000 from their Southern BBQ benefit.

Nothing says fun like Southern BBQ and a Bluegrass band. Especially when it benefits the work of two nonprofit organizations.

The event was the brainchild of the Topsfield American Legion – Post 255. Led by the commander of the post, Dave Comeau, Bob Shamroth, Bill Quinn, Paul Grillo and Al Didonato, the group hosted a ribs or chicken dinner with entertainment by the bluegrass group, E.C. & The Moonshiners on Saturday, August 9th.

Proceeds were split from between Honor Flight and Windrush Farm’s Veteran’s program, Horsemanship for Heroes.

A group of members spent the morning at the farm on September 1st to present Windrush Farm’s executive director, Amanda Hogan, with a check for $1,000.

“The mission of Windrush Farm, specifically their services for veterans, is an important one and we were thrilled to select them as one of our beneficiaries,” says Commander Dave Comeau.

Windrush Farm’s Horsemanship for Heroes is a program that helps returning veterans suffering from emotional or physical disabilities due to combat through working with horses.

“We are grateful to the members at the Topsfield American Legion for their generosity,” says Mandy Hogan, Windrush Farm executive director. “Our clients only pay a quarter of the actual cost of this unique therapy so it’s thanks to caring people like the crew at the Legion that we are able to continue to offer our services.”

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What a great afternoon for pizza and fun. Today Karson and Salt from Mix 104.1’s morning show paid Windrush a visit along with enough pizza for EVERYONE!

Karson and Salt toured the farm and spent some time interviewing the kids for the radio! What an awesome way to spend the afternoon. Thanks for visiting!

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