Help provide therapeutic riding and driving to the handicapped by addressing physical, sensory, neurological, and/or mental health needs.
The 2010 River Valley Riders Walk & Ride-A-Thon will take place at Lake Elmo Park Reserve on June 26th. RVR provides horse related activities including therapeutic riding and driving to children and adults by addressing needs in the areas of physical, sensory, neurological, and/or mental health.
RVR welcomes students from the greater Minneapolis/St. Paul metro area and Western Wisconsin. RVR is registered as a Minnesota 501(c)(3) nonprofit tax exempt organization and is operated totally by volunteers. This past April over 150 people joined us for volunteer training.
RVR can serve only about 40 people right now. With that in mind RVR purchased 38 acres of land in Afton in 2009. We are currently soliciting funds to construct the driveway, parking lot and outdoor arena so we can move onto the property. Next we will pay off the contract for deed on the land and then, in Phase 3, construct buildings including an indoor arena, barn with stalls, conference room, viewing area etc. With these improvements RVR will be able to significantly expand our services, not only the number of people we can serve but also other people in need of help (i.e. veterans and children at risk). We are very exited about this opportunity, but we need your support. RVR management and operations staff are 100% volunteers, we have no paid staff. You can rest assured that every dollar you contribute will help fund our capital improvements.
Please consider a donation. Whatever you can afford. Click on the "Donate" button and go from there. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me. Our e-mail is firstname.lastname@example.org and our home phone is 715-688-6821. But please, if we do not answer leave a message. We are usually outside. You can also view the RVR website at www.rivervalleyriders.org.
RVR's riders would be thrilled to have your support. Please give. Every dollar helps.
Your friendship is cherished.
Bill and Denise
(P.S. - Cash contributions will not display on the contribution summary list. So far we have an additional $50 which I put in, but then the page was accidentally deleted.)