Manure happens: Procrastinate no more

 

Well, federal friends, today is officially the last day of the Combined Federal Campaign.

You’ve wanted to give and have kept putting it off because stuff kept getting in the way. Manure happens.

Today is the day to give to The PEACH Pit, CFC No. 27220. The nonprofit provides affordable mental health care to all clients, whether children, families, Veterans or active duty military. Our horses help humans find solutions to their problems.

Whether you’re a current or retired federal employee, you can give.

Oh, wait, today is Sunday, and you’re not at work. No excuse. If you have access to the Internet, you can give at https://cfcgiving.opm.gov/welcome. Once online, search for The PEACH Pit or our CFC number: 27220.

Your donation ensures that clients who struggle to get through their stuff don’t further have to struggle with paying to receive help. Your donation helps eliminate that financial strain.

So far, the amount of pledges for the 2019 campaign has increased by 153 percent, and the number of donors has increased 65 percent over the 2018 campaign. For a small nonprofit, that’s huge.

Give. Please. And share this post with friends. Because manure happens to us all, and some of us need help to get unstuck.

Even if you’re not a federal employee, you can donate.

Donation video transcript

A big ask

Two days into the new year, we sent out notice that registration was open for our spring Horsepower and Heroes Retreat for women Veterans.

Horsepower and Heroes logo of horse and U.S. flagIn 24 hours, 112 women Veterans had registered for 15 slots. That’s wonderful and, at the same, sad.

Wouldn’t it be great if all of them could attend and decompress and be among other women Veterans?

What if you could make that happen? Would you?

Please consider making a tax-deductible donation to The PEACH Pit to help us help our Veterans. Think of it as a way of thanking them for their service.

You can donate on our website and via GA Gives. The GA Gives donations specifically go toward our retreat. You can also mail a check to PO Box 891, Fort Valley, GA 31030, and put “Retreat” in the memo area.

Thank you for helping us help those who served.

On Giving Tuesday, or any day, give (please)

The PEACH Pit’s primary goal is to provide affordable mental health care for those in need. We believe no one should have to struggle to pay for this basic need.

On this day, please consider helping us help others. We know you have many worthy causes to consider. Please make The PEACH Pit one of them.

If you’re military, retired military, a federal civilian or retired federal civilian, please consider donating through the Combined Federal Campaign. Our CFC number is 27220.

No amount is too small, and, of course, no amount is too large. You also can volunteer your time.

#GAGives on #GivingTuesday: Help us help Veterans

#GivingEagala: Help us provide affordable mental health care

Thank you.

Donation video transcript

Broken bone; broken heart

Horse eyeing a camera
Perry was an asset to The PEACH Pit.

One day, someone will create a technology that can fix the broken leg of a horse, so the horse’s humans won’t have a broken heart.

Perry, an off-the-track Thoroughbred, wasn’t supposed to have joined our team; he was sold to someone and then went lame. His partner, Cash, was being donated, and when Perry’s sale fell through, his owner asked if we could take Perry, as well.

Both immediately went to work during a women’s retreat and a trauma-focused training.

Lately, he’s just done horse stuff, grazing in the back pasture with Cash, another off-the-track Thoroughbred, a mini and a few other older horses.

As best as we can figure, the rain we had hoped for may have hurt Perry, the Alpha horse in the pasture. We think he slipped while chasing a horse away from food.

One day, someone will create a technology that can fix the broken leg of a horse, so the horse’s humans won’t have a broken heart.

We’ve lost a team member, and we’re brokenhearted.

Impact of D-Day

Soldiers leaving a boat and in the water of Omaha Beach, Normandy, during World War II.
Soldiers leaving a boat and in the water of Omaha Beach, Normandy, during World War II.
Assault landing, one of the first waves at Omaha Beach, Normandy. The Coast Guard caption identifies the unit as Company E, 16th Infantry, 1st Infantry Division. Photo courtesy of Center of Military History.

D-Day affected the world on a large scale. It affected individuals on a personal scale.

As we celebrate the 75th anniversary of D-Day, the largest amphibious attack in history, we honor the thousands of Allied servicemembers who lost their lives in France in an effort to save the world from tyranny.

D-Day, so called because it was Day 1 of the invasion, was a brutal and important day toward Allied victory in World War II.

It also had a lasting effect in a different way.

A 90-year-old French woman who lives feet from a Normandy beach, for example, reported she hasn’t stepped foot on the beach since she was a teenager, when she saw bodies of Allied servicemembers strewn along the sand.

Untreated trauma can haunt for a lifetime. It’s never too late to get help.

We can help.

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