The Women's Horse Industry Network is raising funds to help horse owners in the areas affected by the May 20 tornado in Oklahoma City, Okla. One of the hardest hit areas was the Orr Family Farm which lost nearly 100 horses.
"In addition to the extreme property and personal damage, the loss of horses for many people in the area is simply horrible and we knew we had to do something to help them recover," WHIN's president, Catherine Masters, said in a statement.
Within minutes of posting the news about the fundraising efforts, hundreds of dollars were donated and WHIN is hoping the donations will increase substantially once the word of their efforts has spread, the group said in a press release.
"Many horse owners not only lost their beloved horses but also all of the equipment they need to take care of them. The money we raise will go to help them get back on track and resume their lives with their horses," Masters said.