2020 has been a year like no other for us all, and here at Strong Tower Ranch we have faced our fair share of challenges. Thanks to our generous donors, the Ranch has stayed afloat during this unpredictable season and we are able to face 2021 with HOPE and EXCITEMENT.
Since the onset of COVID-19 restrictions, we have had to make some tough decisions, including canceling our spring and summer programs and camps, canceling our annual fundraiser, reducing our volunteer staff, and freezing pay indefinitely for our paid staff.
While our monthly income has been unstable, the Lord has been gracious and blessed us with some amazing donors who have been able to cover specific needs and enable the Ranch to continue functioning and even use this time to reset our site and prepare for a new season.
We wanted to take a moment to say a heartfelt thank you for all your donations during a tough year and share with you how some of our donations have been used:
- Covering the cost of several expensive vet bills for essential horse surgeries
- Providing funds for work days and site maintenance
- Generously providing for our new beach through ‘Adopt a Block’
- Covering the cost of basic monthly horse care
- Providing new all-season water troughs
- The amazing blessing of a new tractor
- Covering basic monthly costs and bills
As a team, we have had to navigate a budget that has lost almost $75,000 in revenue this year and as such we have had to make some hard decisions. Some of your donations have been for general purpose and some have been for a specified purpose. All have been used to maintain the functioning of the Ranch for God’s glory.
Through all of this, we have prayed and done our best to rest in God’s promises and watched Him work in amazing ways. We are so thankful for His provision and protection, and beyond grateful to our faithful donors.
It’s because of YOU that we are able to keep our gates open. If you would like to be part of our donor team and help us to grow strong in 2021, CLICK HERE to learn about all our giving options, including how to set up recurring donations.
THANK YOU for helping Strong Tower Ranch stay standing during 2020, and we look forward to a STRONGER 2021.
With grateful thanks,
The team at Strong Tower Ranch