Many of you know that Sophia and I have been working with and supporting an organization called New York Says Thank You since 2008. Each year we travel to the September build site to photograph, paint, drive, stare at hunky fireman ;) ,  or whatever we need to do to support the community who has suffered tremendous loss and needs the inspiration, hope, support and muscle, NewYork Says Thank You provides. This year, New York Says Thank You is in our own backyard. They will providing their wonderfully good ju-ju to last year's tornado victims in the Moore/OKC/Shawnee areas. A main focus is going to be a 1Day Ranch near Shawnee, OK, which was devastated by that tornado. Meaghan Hadley is the force behind this Ranch and has a heart the size of Dallas. Sophia has been posting some gorgeous photos of the Ranch - the horses, pony, one-eared goat and dogs on Facebook - take a look and here's a few more. You'll get the idea of how passionate Meaghan is and how committed she is to keeping and making 1 Day Ranch whole again. Please read all the way to the end to see the message from New York Says Thank You. It's a long post but so worth the read!! I hope you will all join us in donating and working this September to get this ranch back to the future! 

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She truly is a horse whisperer -

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This was his first day at the ranch. He was set to be euthanized the day before but Meaghan rescued him. He's a sweetheart!

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This is Annabelle. So stinkin' cute! She needs a forever home. Darling dog!

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Luna is the top dog at 1 Day Ranch! The Ranch is her forever home and she helps Meaghan keep things going. 

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1 Day Ranch is one of  just a handful of equine rescue sites. Sometimes horses are referred due to neglect, displacement from storms, or other reasons. If there's nowhere for them to go and be cared for, they are often destroyed. Meaghen has taken her trailer across the country to rescue these beautiful animals.  

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LSD-1DRanch013.jpgLSD-1DRanch011.jpgLSD-1DRanch014.jpgLSD-1DRanch015.jpgThis is Penelope! A teeny little pig. She loves Meaghan but Meaghan loves her more I think! LSD-1DRanch016.jpg
LSD-1DRanch018.jpgThis is a one-eared goat. He was being used as bait in a dog fighting ring. Disgusting. He's been at the ranch for a few months now and is part of the official welcoming party. His name is Vincent. Vincent Van Goat. Bahaha!  That's his makeshift pen where he stays when he's not roaming the ranch.LSD-1DRanch019.jpgLSD-1DRanch004.jpgMeet Meaghan. Her passion, hope, determination and hard, hard work every day to take care of these animals is amazing and inspirational.  Come and be inspired. Make a difference in the world starting with one thing. Just one thing. LSD-1DRanch020.jpgI'd like to share a letter from Jeff Parness - founder of NYSTY

Dear New York Says Thank You family:

I am SUPER EXCITED to share with you details of this year's 9/11 Anniversary "barn-raising" and I am also going to make an urgent plea for your help TODAY.

This year we are going to help in the ongoing recovery from last May's deadly tornadoes in the Oklahoma City/Moore/Shawnee area. We are working with Oklahoma Disaster Recovery Project (ODRP) to identify one or more family homes in need of rebuilding and we hope to help out with our advance teams Labor Day weekend.

But our main project this coming September 4-7 will be helping to rebuild 1 Day Ranch - a magical place run by one of the most passionate, energetic, and caring people I have ever met in the 10 year journey of New York Says Thank You - Maeghan Hadley.

1 Day Ranch's primary function is a horse rescue, animal rescue, and therapeutic riding facility. But Maeghan's vision is to make it a true "anchor" in the community of Bethel Acres for animal education and volunteer service.

In addition to being a safe haven for horses, goats, dogs and other animals rescued by local law enforcement from abuse situations, Maeghan's true passion is sharing the magical powers of these beautiful animals with special needs young people and adults.

From the young girl battling eating disorders who finds an inner confidence in her interactions with a rescued horse, to the young man with Down's Syndrome whose interaction with the animals sparks hope deep within, to the adult woman battling MS whose horse riding experience stimulates muscles in her recovery - 1 Day Ranch is truly a sanctuary for both animals and people.

There is an 800 student K-12 DIRECTLY ACROSS THE STREET from 1 Day Ranch that will be able to enjoy the beautiful facility we are going to build as an extension of their service learning. All the ingredients for a community-wide "barn-raising" are there!

The 80-year-old rickety barn that used to house the animals was damaged beyond repair by the outer winds of the Shawnee tornado last May 19th and this barn-raising will be an opportunity to rebuild not only a needed facility - but more importantly - it will bring together the entire community from neighboring Oklahoma City and Shawnee and as far away as Tulsa to truly build a special place that will strengthen the community long after we depart.

And that is what New York Says Thank You is all about - rebuilding and strengthening communities in need as a way to continually "Pay It Forward" for all the love we received when all of us were struck by our own disasters.

So here's the deal: We need your help TODAY.

1 Day Ranch is literally running on fumes as this icy winter has depleted all their funds and Maeghan is struggling to buy extra hay to keep the horses warm and safe. If you love horses, donkeys, dogs, pigs, or one-eared goats - if you know of someone who does - if you or your family or a friend you know supports programs to assist special needs kids and at-risk youth - PLEASE click on this link and donate something TODAY to support Maeghan's daily expenses to care for these beautiful animals.

Click on the first button for New York Says Thank You Foundation and then right below it, click "In Honor Of" and type in 1 DAY RANCH PROGRAM.

We will get these funds directly to 1 Day Ranch to care for the animals today!

Beyond helping to sustain 1 Day Ranch's operations and get them on a solid footing, we are going to have to raise over $150,000 in the next 3 months to build the barn and we are so blessed to have Builder Bob Lotspeich's grandson-in-law Matt Johnson, and Lester Buildings, partner with us again on this special project.

We are also grateful for our friends at Jewish Disaster Response Corps (JDRC) who have been on the ground in Oklahoma since January helping to rebuild and who connected us to this special opportunity that will strengthen the greater Oklahoma City/Shawnee/Tulsa community by helping to rebuild 1 Day Ranch as an "anchor" of service in their community.

In the coming months, we are also going to have raise funds to sponsor all of our First Responder/NYSTY volunteers to get to Oklahoma and back for this special barn-raising in September. But right now our mission is simple:

Click here to support 1 Day Ranch TODAY - and together we will build something so special that will benefit a wonderful community of people AND animals.

With my deepest gratitude for your continued support of New York Says Thank You and our mission to bring hope and healing to people and communities in need -

Jeff

TO DONATE, CLICK HERE: https://www.nycharities.org/app/nysty/default.asp 

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Gather your pennies to help Penny and all her 1 Day Ranch friends! Then plan to come to the rebuild this September. It's a blast!


Many of you know that Sophia and I have been working with and supporting an organization called New York Says Thank You since 2008. Each year we travel to the September build site to photograph, paint, drive, stare at hunky fireman ;) ,  or whatever we need to do to support the community who has suffered tremendous loss and needs the inspiration, hope, support and muscle, NewYork Says Thank You provides. This year, New York Says Thank You is in our own backyard. They will providing their wonderfully good ju-ju to last year's tornado victims in the Moore/OKC/Shawnee areas. A main focus is going to be a 1Day Ranch near Shawnee, OK, which was devastated by that tornado. Meaghan Hadley is the force behind this Ranch and has a heart the size of Dallas. Sophia has been posting some gorgeous photos of the Ranch - the horses, pony, one-eared goat and dogs on Facebook - take a look and here's a few more. You'll get the idea of how passionate Meaghan is and how committed she is to keeping and making 1 Day Ranch whole again. Please read all the way to the end to see the message from New York Says Thank You. It's a long post but so worth the read!! I hope you will all join us in donating and working this September to get this ranch back to the future! 

LSD-1DayRanch002.jpg
LSD-1DayRanch003.jpg
She truly is a horse whisperer -

LSD-1DayRanch001.jpg
LSD-1DRanch005.jpg
This was his first day at the ranch. He was set to be euthanized the day before but Meaghan rescued him. He's a sweetheart!

LSD-1DRanch006.jpg
This is Annabelle. So stinkin' cute! She needs a forever home. Darling dog!

LSD-1DRanch007.jpg
Luna is the top dog at 1 Day Ranch! The Ranch is her forever home and she helps Meaghan keep things going. 

LSD-1DayRanch008.jpgLSD-1DRanch009.jpg
1 Day Ranch is one of  just a handful of equine rescue sites. Sometimes horses are referred due to neglect, displacement from storms, or other reasons. If there's nowhere for them to go and be cared for, they are often destroyed. Meaghen has taken her trailer across the country to rescue these beautiful animals.  

LSD-1DRanch010.jpg
LSD-1DRanch012.jpg
LSD-1DRanch013.jpgLSD-1DRanch011.jpgLSD-1DRanch014.jpgLSD-1DRanch015.jpgThis is Penelope! A teeny little pig. She loves Meaghan but Meaghan loves her more I think! LSD-1DRanch016.jpg
LSD-1DRanch018.jpgThis is a one-eared goat. He was being used as bait in a dog fighting ring. Disgusting. He's been at the ranch for a few months now and is part of the official welcoming party. His name is Vincent. Vincent Van Goat. Bahaha!  That's his makeshift pen where he stays when he's not roaming the ranch.LSD-1DRanch019.jpgLSD-1DRanch004.jpgMeet Meaghan. Her passion, hope, determination and hard, hard work every day to take care of these animals is amazing and inspirational.  Come and be inspired. Make a difference in the world starting with one thing. Just one thing. LSD-1DRanch020.jpgI'd like to share a letter from Jeff Parness - founder of NYSTY

Dear New York Says Thank You family:

I am SUPER EXCITED to share with you details of this year's 9/11 Anniversary "barn-raising" and I am also going to make an urgent plea for your help TODAY.

This year we are going to help in the ongoing recovery from last May's deadly tornadoes in the Oklahoma City/Moore/Shawnee area. We are working with Oklahoma Disaster Recovery Project (ODRP) to identify one or more family homes in need of rebuilding and we hope to help out with our advance teams Labor Day weekend.

But our main project this coming September 4-7 will be helping to rebuild 1 Day Ranch - a magical place run by one of the most passionate, energetic, and caring people I have ever met in the 10 year journey of New York Says Thank You - Maeghan Hadley.

1 Day Ranch's primary function is a horse rescue, animal rescue, and therapeutic riding facility. But Maeghan's vision is to make it a true "anchor" in the community of Bethel Acres for animal education and volunteer service.

In addition to being a safe haven for horses, goats, dogs and other animals rescued by local law enforcement from abuse situations, Maeghan's true passion is sharing the magical powers of these beautiful animals with special needs young people and adults.

From the young girl battling eating disorders who finds an inner confidence in her interactions with a rescued horse, to the young man with Down's Syndrome whose interaction with the animals sparks hope deep within, to the adult woman battling MS whose horse riding experience stimulates muscles in her recovery - 1 Day Ranch is truly a sanctuary for both animals and people.

There is an 800 student K-12 DIRECTLY ACROSS THE STREET from 1 Day Ranch that will be able to enjoy the beautiful facility we are going to build as an extension of their service learning. All the ingredients for a community-wide "barn-raising" are there!

The 80-year-old rickety barn that used to house the animals was damaged beyond repair by the outer winds of the Shawnee tornado last May 19th and this barn-raising will be an opportunity to rebuild not only a needed facility - but more importantly - it will bring together the entire community from neighboring Oklahoma City and Shawnee and as far away as Tulsa to truly build a special place that will strengthen the community long after we depart.

And that is what New York Says Thank You is all about - rebuilding and strengthening communities in need as a way to continually "Pay It Forward" for all the love we received when all of us were struck by our own disasters.

So here's the deal: We need your help TODAY.

1 Day Ranch is literally running on fumes as this icy winter has depleted all their funds and Maeghan is struggling to buy extra hay to keep the horses warm and safe. If you love horses, donkeys, dogs, pigs, or one-eared goats - if you know of someone who does - if you or your family or a friend you know supports programs to assist special needs kids and at-risk youth - PLEASE click on this link and donate something TODAY to support Maeghan's daily expenses to care for these beautiful animals.

Click on the first button for New York Says Thank You Foundation and then right below it, click "In Honor Of" and type in 1 DAY RANCH PROGRAM.

We will get these funds directly to 1 Day Ranch to care for the animals today!

Beyond helping to sustain 1 Day Ranch's operations and get them on a solid footing, we are going to have to raise over $150,000 in the next 3 months to build the barn and we are so blessed to have Builder Bob Lotspeich's grandson-in-law Matt Johnson, and Lester Buildings, partner with us again on this special project.

We are also grateful for our friends at Jewish Disaster Response Corps (JDRC) who have been on the ground in Oklahoma since January helping to rebuild and who connected us to this special opportunity that will strengthen the greater Oklahoma City/Shawnee/Tulsa community by helping to rebuild 1 Day Ranch as an "anchor" of service in their community.

In the coming months, we are also going to have raise funds to sponsor all of our First Responder/NYSTY volunteers to get to Oklahoma and back for this special barn-raising in September. But right now our mission is simple:

Click here to support 1 Day Ranch TODAY - and together we will build something so special that will benefit a wonderful community of people AND animals.

With my deepest gratitude for your continued support of New York Says Thank You and our mission to bring hope and healing to people and communities in need -

Jeff


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Gather your pennies to help Penny and all her 1 Day Ranch friends! Then plan to come to the rebuild this September. It's a blast!




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