Neighbors Helping Neighbors – Equestrians Helping Equestrians

April 27th, 2011 brought devastating tornadoes to Alabama and neighboring states. The destruction is extremely wide spread and has left many areas a wasteland. Families have lost loved ones, their homes, and their basic way of life and are now faced with the daunting task of starting over completely from scratch. They have lost many beloved pets, horses, and farm animals and have no way of caring for the ones that remain. As members of the equestrian community, we feel we must do what we can to help those that are in so much pain and need.

The Birmingham Dressage & Combined Training Association is teaming up with Rhonda Johnson-Bowles from Land O’Lakes Purina Feeds, The Alabama Horse Council, Cahaba Pony Club, and the US Pony Club South Region to help the equine and pet victims of these destructive tornados.

BDCTA requests your donations of basic horse & pet supplies, such as buckets, water troughs, fencing materials, veterinary supplies, fly spray, halters and leads, shavings, dog runs, dog and cat crates, feed bowls… anything horse or pet care related. Monetary donations will also be accepted and will be used to purchase needed supplies. 100% of all donations will be distributed to those in need.

More information can be found on our website,, or via e-mail at:

Thanks in advance for your help!
Kelly Vaughan Hanby, President BDCTA Fran Summerlin Histed, Relief Coordinator, BDCTA

Monetary Donations can be sent to:  BDCTA/ Tornado Relief  c/o Natalie Nixon, Treasurer BDCTA  1222 Woodlands Way  Helena, AL 35080

Please make checks to BDCTA & include “Tornado Relief” in the notes section.

In kind / goods donations can be sent to:  BDCTA/ Tornado Relief  c/o Fran Summerlin Histed  Summerworth Down  550 Lakeview St.  Steele, AL 35987  256-538-3732

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