Spirit’s Promise Equine Rescue (2746 Sound Avenue, Riverhead, NY 11901  875-0433 www.spiritspromiserescue.org) participated in #GivingTuesdayNow on Tuesday, May 5. #GivingTuesdayNow is a global day of giving and unity that took place on Tuesday, May 5 2020 in addition to the regularly scheduled December 1, 2020 #GivingTuesdayNow. The national campaign was launched as an emergency response to the unprecedented need caused by COVID-19.
In honor of #GivingTuesdayNow, Spirit’s Promise Rescue launched their “Hay for Horses Mobile Food Pantry” as part of their Equine For All Initiative at Tanger Outlets Riverhead. All private horse owners & horse organizations on Long Island experiencing hardship due to COVID-19 were able to book a time online to pick up free hay.
In addition to the “Hay for Horses Mobile Food Pantry” they also featured a “10 Acts of Kindness” social media campaign for one day. The “10 Acts of Kindness” encouraged followers to spread kindness, spend time with family, get active and get creative by sharing different ideas.
Spirit’s Promise Equine Rescue was able to provide 30 plus equine owners/equine organizations throughout Long Island a total of 670 bales of hay and 100 bags of feed at Tanger Outlet Center in Riverhead on Tuesday, May 5 during the National Giving Tuesday Now event held nationwide.
The horses being supported by this food pantry, provide labor to farms, equine therapy for trauma, help drive the regional economy and so much more.
Another Hay For “Horses Mobile Food Pantry” drive will be planned as soon as Spirit’s Promise Equine Rescue can reach a funding goal of $10,000. The organization is applying for grants in hopes to support more of the equine industry on Long Island.
Special thanks to Tanger Outlets Center, Neptune Feed & Saddlery, National Giving Tuesday Now, the 15 volunteers including the Spirit’s Promise Equine Rescue Staff and the charitable donations from local individuals and businesses.
For more information on Spirit’s Promise Equine Rescue, please visit https://www.spiritspromiserescue.org.