PATH Intl. offers disaster relief for therapeutic equestrian centers


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Mark Twain once famously said that everyone complains about the weather but no one does anything about it. While that remains true,The Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship (PATH Intl.) does its best to offset the effects of the weather for its centers through its Disaster Relief Fund.

In 2012, the United States saw a record-breaking heat wave. Tornadoes swept through parts of Texas and Oklahoma as well as other parts of Midwestern and Southeastern United States. Dallas saw a massive hailstorm, Hurricanes Bud and Isaac pounded the coastlines as did numerous tropical storms. Many areas around the world experienced severe flooding, leaving many horses without refuge. Add to the weather incidents the wildfires that ravaged the countryside and threatened lives as well as property (

When PATH Intl. Centers suffer damage to property because of natural or man-made catastrophic disasters and are in immediate need, the PATH Intl. Disaster Relief Fund can help in funding expenses not normally covered by operating insurance. Centers in good standing can apply for funds by visiting the PATH Intl. website and downloading an application.

If you would like more information about the PATH Intl. Disaster Relief Fund and how you can help, contact Megan Ream Ferry at (800) 369-7433, ext. 107.



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