The United States Equestrian Foundation's Equine Disaster Relief Fund is soliciting contributions to assist with care and placement of horses impacted by the wildifres in Southern California.
According to a statement from USEF, money donated to the USEF Equine Disaster Relief Fund assists equines of any breed that are victims of disasters, including but not restricted to hurricanes, tornadoes, floods, blizzards, and fires. The money will be held by USEF in an account restricted for this purpose and disbursed only upon authorization of the USEF chief executive officer.
“During situations like this, it’s imperative that we gather forces to assist in any way possible,” said USEF chief executive officer John Long. “Thankfully, the weather forecasts are good. However, Southern California just experienced the largest evacuation of residents in our country’s history. Of course, that has had an impact on the countless horses that call that part of the state home. The Federation wants to do what it can to assist those horses and owners.”
Donations may be made online the Disaster Relief Fund section of the USEF Web site. Checks can also be made payable to the USEF Equine Disaster Relief Fund and mailed to: The United States Equestrian Federation, 4047 Iron Works Parkway, Lexington, KY 40511.