Summer Appeal 2020
Post COVID-19 Vacation
Like most of the rest of the United States, we are navigating the quarantine caused by COVID-19. While we’ve been deemed “essential,” the change of pace and change in routine has been difficult for staff and kids alike. It is amazing how quickly you realize just how much you rely upon trips to town – for little things forgotten on our big weekly “food run” or to get a bite to eat or to get some supplies for the horses – to insure stress management and provide necessary distraction from the work that we do.
As with most things, we’re working to stay positive and to remember that God’s in control and He will see us through this too. Some days it’s pretty easy and other days, when boredom hits too many kids and adults at the same time, it can be a challenge to “Let go and Let God.” We’re working through it though. One of the things we’re focusing on and looking forward to is a post-quarantine vacation with the kids. We are hoping to take the kids to see a couple of National Parks when everything is opened back up again.
This is where you can help!
If you’d like to support our goal of taking the kids to see one or more of our country’s beautiful National Parks, this is your chance!
While planning is a little difficult at the moment, we are hoping to take the kids to see the Grand Canyon and Zion National Park. We’re hoping for the end of summer, but recognize that it may be autumn before we can go. As you can probably imagine, taking 25 – 30 kids on an outing of this magnitude will take a whole lot of planning and a quite a bit of support from you. Please join me in helping to fund a Post COVID-19 vacation getaway for the boys and girls of The Ranches. I promise that it will be a magnificent memory at the conclusion of a very trying time for these kids. Your support will make all the difference.
Heath Kull – President