Crusade For Kindness: Healing for the Voiceless

For: Ranger's Refuge at Gallastar Equine Center, Inc
Charlottesville, VA
Organizer: Lorelei Pulliam
$115,500
of $120,000 goal.
Raised by 221 donors
96% Complete
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The Story

For over 20 years, Gallastar has been a beacon of Light and Hope for the Voiceless.  We have combined rescue, recovery and sanctuary to save the lives of hundreds of farm animals. We are home to over 150 animals, all of which were saved from slaughter, kill shelters, or in immediate danger. These rescued souls, along with the evidence based practices and our expert therapists, have transformed and healed the hearts, bodies and spirits of hundreds of children who have been abused, neglected or suffer from seen and unseen disabilities.

We are now ready to expand  our award winning program to a larger property that will allow us to grow our outreach to help even more of those without a voice. We will move from our 12 acres and 24 borrowed acres to a new 68 acre facility that will be one of the finest farm animal sanctuaries and animal assisted therapy centers on the East Coast.  We will leave the home that Ron built by hand from the ground up and Lorelei's dreams come true.  It is not a choice we would ever make for ourselves but it is worth it for these special creatures and all those that will benefit from the larger, more manageable facility. The guest house can allow us to have interns to stay, veterans can assist us and use their skills while finding well deserved peace and healing. Local animal shelters will have a place to house lost or homeless livestock and we will offer victims of domestic abuse a place for their farm animals to stay during their transition to safety.
Please help us continue to share the message that it is Kindness and Compassion that will truly save us all.

A generous donor has already donated fifty thousand dollars toward the down payment. With the success of this fundraiser, we will have enough for the down payment on the new farm.

Fundraiser Updates

Posted on December 28, 2016

Posted on December 28, 2016

BREAKING NEWS!!!!  Because of all of you, we now have a contract on the beautiful farm that will be a home to all of our animals and offer a Beacon of Hope and Healing for two and four legged friends alike.  We still have 4,700 to raise to make our goal but we can do this.        

Unfortunately, the interest rates may  have risen to the point that we no longer qualify for the loan but we are not going to let that stop us. Stay tuned for further developments and the first volunteer meeting as we prepare for the big move. 

BREAKING NEWS!!!!  Because of all of you, we now have a contract on the beautiful farm that will be a home to all of our animals and offer a Beacon of Hope and Healing for two and four legged friends alike.  We still have 4,700 to raise to make our goal but we can do this.        

Unfortunately, the interest rates may  have risen to the point that we no longer qualify for the loan but we are not going to let that stop us. We are currently waiting to hear back from the Farm Loan company to see what they say. Hopefully, all will remain OK and we will be setting a closing date. Stay tuned for further developments and the first volunteer meeting as we prepare for the big move.

This has been an amazing journey and it was like a big puzzle coming together. Each and every donation made a difference and came together to help us reach this amazing goal. Our gratitude is overflowing to each and every one of you.

Ron, Lorelei and all the residents of Gallastar   

Posted on November 29, 2016

Posted on November 29, 2016

Friends we are SO close!!!
With our PayPal and checks that have been added to all these generous donors since this campaign began, our New Farm Account has $89,000 in it. If we can have a down payment of $100,000 by the Dec 1 deadline, we can make an offer on this beautiful farm. This day of Giving means so very much to us. Please join Team Ranger and be a part of our life saving and life altering work. Together we will create the change that this world needs so very badly. A world where kindness and compassion are the order of every day for every one. 

Posted on November 24, 2016

Posted on November 24, 2016



Our turkey, Mr. Dollar Bill, was found dying in the road last spring.  His road to recovery has been a long one but with the help of expert vets and much TLC, he is now a happy and healthy boy.  These miracles would not be possible without your help.  Ron and I are grateful beyond what we can begin to express to you.  It is a rare moment here at Gallastar that something does not remind us of your kindness and generosity. It might be a letter from a child whose life was changed,a  heated bucket or hose, a warm building that your donations purchased, a bucket of feed, dose of antibiotic, cozy blanket, the wagging tail of a life saved, and sometimes a silent moment at the grave of one who had a life well lived.
 
On this Thanksgiving, let us remember that those are most blessed who see beauty in the most humble of places and beings.  Those that know that happiness isn't always about getting what you want all of the time. It is about appreciating what you have. 
 
We are grateful for our friends and family who have helped and stood by us for all of these years.  We wish you all the best on this very special day. A day that is set aside for gratitude for all that we have and all that once was.  Please know how much we appreciate you and your support.
 
Our small gift to you is this a glimpse into a moment in the life of a humble bird whose life was once without hope. A lost and desperate soul who went looking for help and sanctuary.  Against all the odds, he found it. 
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y88lHFif4Sc
 
   

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