Roanoke Valley Horse Rescue is our October 3 degree charity
October 2010 WSLS Raised $960.00 For the Rescue. What a Great Job.
This year the Roanoke Valley Horse Rescue is this month’s three degree guarantee charity.
Since starting the program in November of 2007, WSLS has given away $23,000 to local charities!
Here’s how the “WSLS 10 On Your Side 3-Degree Charity of the Month” works: The Stations meteorologists forecast the next day’s official high, as recorded by the National Weather Service at Roanoke Regional Airport.
If they hit it on the head, RVHR gets $100. If they get it right within 3 degrees either way, RVHR will receives $10.00
By Morgan Donnelly
Published: October 06, 2010
Like most horses, these horses have needs, but the place they call home has its own.
“If the horse rescue wasn’t here, what would we do with these thirty horses?”, says volunteer Susan Tyler. “Think about it, where would they go?”
Eight years ago, Pat and Jason Muncy started the Roanoke Valley Horse Rescue. Since opening they have rescued 178 horses and found homes for 119 of them, and currently have 21 looking for homes. Their main effort is now helping the neglected and starved horses. But getting the money isn’t easy.
“It is going to fluctuate we weren’t expecting to feed the seizure horses, tomorrow is another day we don’t know who is coming in and how much we might need”, says Muncy.
And it is not a miricale they are looking for, its help from you.
“Kids can collect aluminum cans and save them and bring them here and we recycle them to go towards food”, says Muncy.
“There is something for everyone to do, but yes we do need hands”, says volunteer Bonnie Wells.
Pat is even willing to train volunteers to work with the horses from feeding to even deworming them.
Volunteering at the horse rescue is easy because anyone can help.
Pat says, they are trying to stay afloat but believes with the help of the community, they will be okay.
The horse rescue will also be selling square hay bails for two dollars each. For more information about the hay bails, or how you can help, please visit the Roanoke Valley Horse Rescue at www.RVHR.com.