The Pegasus Project – the only hope for an abandoned herd

The-Pegasus-Project-tmIn April, The Pegasus Project was contacted by the Wood County Sheriff’s Department about a terribly malnourished Appaloosa yearling with a severely necrotic, untreated wound on the right side of her face. We instructed them to transport the filly to a veterinarian for evaluation. Despite the vet’s best efforts, the yearling (who we named Phoenix) died from malnutrition, parasite overload, and the untreated facial injury.

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Scout | Photo by Erica McCrary

In the course of our joint investigation with law enforcement, we learned that Phoenix came from a large herd of about twenty abandoned equine. In addition to Phoenix, at least four other horses had died on the property. Continue reading

Students Standing Strong – we want to change headlines

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Every day the media shouts another tragedy happening in the world. Students Standing Strong has a different headline to share, Great Things Are Happening in Public Schools.

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High school students studying God’s word at a Students Standing Strong Club in Southlake, TX.

Students Standing Strong helps to form and support student-led Bible study clubs in public intermediate, middle and high schools. These clubs allow students to know they are not alone in their faith and that together they can stand strong for Jesus Christ. Each week students from all backgrounds and denominations come together to learn, lead and live Biblical truth. Continue reading

6 Stones Mission Network – Transforming lives, homes and communities

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Wendy sits for an interview in her newly revitalized home | Photo by Cody Bettis, 6 Stones

Before she had even cleared her early twenties, Wendy’s life was packed with excitement and success. She has met Reba McEntire and shared the set of Walker, Texas Ranger with Chuck Norris. An avid motorcycle enthusiast, she attended and competed in Grand National Races. Eventually, she caught the eye of a major motorcycle company, who offered her a position promoting their brand. Juggling that offer with a new job back home, Wendy was poised for an exhilarating future.

“Life really changes really, really fast. We never know where it’s going to take us. I had just started a new job. I’d been there for a little over a week, probably,” Wendy recalled.

“But then my car accident happened.” Continue reading

Dallas Hebrew Free Loan Association – Client to Donor: A Natural Full Circle Transition

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Two years into my college experience, I realized that my dream was to move to New York, finish my education there, and start a career in patent law.  The combination of New York and law school proved to be out of reach for my financial situation. Without the loan I received from the Dallas Hebrew Free Loan Association I would not have been able to see my dream come to life. The interest free student loan helped me with the costs of education and living expenses. DHFLA’s help let me focus my efforts on excelling academically. Continue reading

Arlington Charities – a safety net between two giants

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Arlington is the heart of the DFW Metroplex; placed between two giants, it gets plenty of traffic and sports attention but perhaps it is being overlooked when it comes to basic needs.

Hunger, poverty, and homelessness remain a concern for many citizens in Arlington. According to the census bureau, 21% of Arlington residents live below the poverty level.  The Tarrant County Homeless Coalition reports there are well over 2,000 people, including nearly 600 children (under 17), that are currently homeless in our community. Almost 10% of Arlington seniors live in poverty. Our food insecure seniors are at increased risk for chronic health conditions such as depression, heart attack, asthma and congestive heart failure. Continue reading