EAF Opens Disaster Relief Fund to Help Horsemen Affected by Hurricane Ian
Wellington, Fla. – Sept. 30, 2022 – In response to the widespread devastation caused by Hurricane Ian, the Equestrian Aid Foundation has opened its Disaster Relief Fund to help horsemen in the storm's path with their most urgent needs as they work to regain stability.
"While the Equestrian Aid Foundation is fully operational after the storm, this one hit home for us because Florida is home," said board member Robert Ross of the Wellington-based charity. "We were lucky, and now it's time to get to work for those in our equestrian community who were not."
Equestrians who are in immediate need of assistance in the aftermath of Hurricane Ian are invited to apply for aid.
The emergency program will be funded through a $20,000 allocation from EAF's Disaster Relief Fund. Created in 2018, the fund exists to assist equestrian communities in crisis due to unforeseen and dire circumstances. Disbursements are intended to help recipients with their most urgent and immediate needs. In recent years, EAF has activated Disaster Relief funds in response to hurricanes, wildfire, drought, flooding, and the 2020 industry shutdown precipitated by the COVID-19 pandemic.