Get involved with Building Bridges
Since March 2020 (COVID-19 regulations) there has been minimal Horse Handler action. As we look to re start the Horse Hander Network. We welcome volunteers to partner with us in this service. The time you schedule can be from 2 hours a month to 10 or more hours a...
In August 2019 This team arrived early in the day and by late afternoon painted 8 stalls in the barn and 3 in the walk- in shelter. They also shared their tech knowledge to update our office computers.
If you live in the neighborhood and enjoy the farm environment you may want to volunteer to be a horse feeder one or two evenings a week. This service is managed by our Farm Operations Staff, a schedule calendar is posted in the feed room. Orientation to the task will prepare you in advance of actual start up
In 2018 the apartment was upgraded. Old insulation, wiring and lighting was removed and replaced and new lighting installed; fresh drywall, new flooring, new laundry space and appliances and new kitchen appliances and cupboards were installed. In 2020 an additional room was added.
The gazebo that served as a hospitality, picnic area for many years was in need of some major repair; and the need for a space to serve as a private, convenient Veterans’ Office is being cared for by recreating the Gazebo to accommodate climate-controlled office space for Providers and Participants of our Equine Assisted Therapy Program.
The reconstruction of a stall and the Veterans’ Office has been a work in progress for several months. COVID-19 has played havoc with completion and the scheduling of an opening day.
Building Bridges Foundation’s growth is dependent upon its many volunteers. Logan and Elizabeth Ditzler, Farm Operations Assistants, welcome volunteers to help them keep the barn, horse shelters, barn yards and pastures welcoming to guests and participants at all times.
Every season brings grounds care needs! Day lily conservation, Iris bulb conservation, 90 rose bushes, five peach trees, blueberry plants, beautiful green shrub plants and perennials benefit from willing gardening hands.
Coming together to make great things happen!