Horses Bring Hope awarded foundation grant

The Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation awarded a $5,700 grant to Valley Oaks Farm in Shreve for its Horses Bring Hope program. Horses Bring Hope is designed to provide the opportunity for at-risk middle school students to experience the human-animal bond by caring for the horses through a one-on-one mentorship program in collaboration with O’Huddle, a youth mental health not-for-profit organization.

Pictured from left, Karrie Foster, O’Huddle Inc. site coordinator; Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation Executive Director Chris Baker; Valley Oaks Farm owners John and Jackie Drake, and Sara Reith, O’Huddle Inc. executive director.

Applications for the foundation’s fall grant cycle are now available. Deadline is Oct. 2.