Recently, the Weidner Cares team headed out to sunny California where nearly 50 Weidner associates partnered with True Innocents Equine Rescue (TIER) to assist with rebuilding and revamping their facility.
TIER is a “501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that rescues abused, neglected, abandoned and unwanted horses primarily in Southern California. By networking with local Animal Control Agencies, Humane Societies, and other rescue organizations, we strive to help as many horses as we can. Our adoption program helps our horses find Safe, Responsible, Loving, Caring homes while our Sanctuary horses remain under the care of TIER for the remainder of their time on earth. Through our Youth Outreach & Volunteer programs, these magnificent horses continue to unconditionally give of themselves as teachers to people of all ages.”
Due to budgeting restrictions, TIER personnel were unable to rebuild all of the stalls and arenas they had at their previous location. The Weidner Cares team worked to help organize and clean their barn and storage area. They repainted and cleaned stables, tables, and enclosed and fenced off several areas around the ranch to help protect the horses from potential hazards, installed a new drip irrigation system, and cleaned out a number of horse stalls.
One of the larger projects they tackled was building a new shade structure for the four burros, also known as wild donkeys. The team worked all day to construct two 8’x24’ freestanding structures to help protect the burros from nature’s elements.
In a heartfelt thank you on Facebook, TIER’s director, Gail posted: “There are just not enough words to convey our appreciation. Grateful doesn’t seem to truly emphasize how we feel. The Weidner Cares group have truly made a difference in lives of the horses currently at TIER, the lives of those that may come to TIER, daily management and the lives of our volunteers and supporters. THANK YOU WEIDNER CARES!”
We couldn’t be more proud of our Weidner Cares team for the great work! We appreciate the opportunity to make a difference at TIER, and in our communities.
“What matters to you, matters to us.”
-The Weidner Team