Saturday, September 14, 2013

JACOB'S FUND :: McKenna Farms (GA, USA)

September 12, 2013

McKenna Farms has grown quickly over the summer, now serving more than 300 children weekly (up from 200), and an additional half-dozen therapists have come on board.  With 50 volunteers serving in a variety of capacities all over the farm, both the employee and patient parking lots were full to overflowing.

Glenna stopped by the new speech and occupational therapy wings housed in two new trailers alongside the farmhouse and said hello to some of the therapists and patients. 

In just the last few weeks, the barn has been opened up in the middle and handsome red-painted canopy graces the new entrance.

Thanks to The Rotary Club of Dallas, Georgia, concrete replaces dirt floors in the barn, and covers the walkway to the outdoor arena and the entrance area bordering the patient's parking lot.

We at The Red Thread Promise look forward to meeting some of the new children and determining how we can help those who need our support.  Currently, 50 children receive hippotherapy/therapeutic riding in the indoor arena each week.

The Red Thread Promise has plans of our own for the Jacob Beachy Sensory Trail, with improvements scheduled for spring 2014.  We'll have more on our spring mission trip soon.

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