Outreach


   St. Augustine has many outreach projects in which we partner with local agencies right here in the Aiken community.  You may choose to participate in a variety of ways from financial support, to "hands on" assistance, to donating items.  Working on an outreach project is a great way to establish new relationships - old and new!


      This Quarter we partner with: 

Saratoga Warhorse


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David Busch, outreach coordinator, presents a one thousand dollar check to Saratoga Warhorse spokesperson Daria Carney as this quarter's outreach partner


 Saratoga WarHorse Foundation is a 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization formed to assist military veterans who are experiencing invisible, psychological wounds by providing a confidential, unique experience using rescued and retired off-the-track Thoroughbred racehorses. The organization’s three-day program culminates with a powerful “Connection” between the horse and veteran, both warriors in their own right, and both with parallel life experiences. This connection helps both find new purpose after their service.

Many of the veterans who pass through the program have been experiencing emotions such as anger, loneliness and isolation, loss of control, and difficulty relating to and trusting others. The Thoroughbreds used in the program are often neglected and abused, or suddenly retired at which time they often have no direction or purpose and have difficultly transitioning to be horse again- all of which can create trust issues.  After the Connection between the horse and the veteran, they have a bond of trust established between them, and each enters a new stage of their lives – the horse becomes more trusting and adoptable, and the veteran often experiences significant positive transformations.

This program is offered in two locations: Aiken, SC and Saratoga Springs, NY. It is offered to all veterans, regardless of when they served or where they live.  Through generous donors and fundraisers, the program is provided free of charge to each veteran and includes transportation, meals and lodging.

Please visit www.SaratogaWarHorse.org or call 803-306-6400 to obtain additional information. 

 

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Additional agencies that St. Augustine partners with are:


The Cumbee Center

Habitat for Humanity

Children's Place

Golden Harvest Food Bank

International Order of St. Luke the Physician


 

























 

 

 

 


 


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