So much water.... this is the first time we were able to take a look at our beloved Special CHEERS farm.
With Hurricane Harvey about to make landfall, Special CHEERS made the call to evacuate ahead of it. It was a tough decision to leave our beloved farm and all our incredible therapy equipment behind, but we needed to get all of our treasured animals to higher ground.
Mrs. Fritzi and her incredible staff and family were able to evacuate ALL of their rescue animals - including 14 horses, 5 dogs, 2 goats, 1 rabbit, 4 chickens, 1 rooster and 1 pig. The smaller animals were taken to individual's homes and the larger animals are graciously being housed at the Great Southwest Equestrian Center. We cannot thank everyone enough for their incredible efforts in helping us get all of the animals out safely as we wait to see how long it takes for the anticipated flood waters to recede.
All of the therapy equipment was not able to be removed before the storm. So now we wait...
11:07pm - Fritzi Glover-Strowmatt
8 weeks ago today, who would of thunk Special CHEERS would have been floating in 5 feet of water. Who believed today, 8 weeks post, with the fabulous volunteer team and SC staff, Special CHEERS would be able to stand with 7 horses and amazing group of children to take a photo as our first camp after the return. Truly blessed and thankful for believing in our return. Making a difference, one day and one step at a time! God's place for His Special Children and unique staff! 💙💛🐴🎗💛💙
7:45pm - Fritzi Glover-Strowmatt
The BIGGEST ThAnK YoU goes out to the Special CHEERS clean up and recovery team. We could not have opened 6 weeks to the day of the evacuation without you all. The amazing volunteers that came out to assist us with the heavy lifting and moving out along with the gym wipe down. Thank you for all the monetary and supply donations also. Without everyone's help, Special CHEERS would not be open this week to make the smiles happen. From the bottom of my heart, a wealth of the deepest gratitude and love! ❤️ ❤️ ❤️
The SUN 🌞! The birds are singing🐦🐔! The team is working to finish the cleaning as we get ready for Tuesday!!!!!! Please have a blessed and safe Memorial Day! ...We remember and celebrate those who have fought for our country, Thank You! 🇺🇸 Proud to be an American!
All is safe and blessed at Special CHEERS! Thank you for your continued prayers of support!