In 2014 Chalfont VFW Post 3258 was invited to visit a new therapeutic horse facility with the intention of helping veterans, first responders and families of our fallen heroes. Once we saw the true desire to help others there was no turning back with showing the Post’s willingness to assist in any way possible. We started out with monetary donations.
We then stepped up by volunteering our time and talents towards accomplishing numerous projects needed to bring the facility closer to the visions of the founder (Janet Brennan). Her actions in buying this beautiful 23 acre property in rural bucks county was Janet's dream of giving back to these heroes at no cost to them.
Learn more about Shamrock Reins by visiting their website - http://www.shamrockreins.org/
Our Posts involvement included the following Projects: (Labor & Equipment), 390 linear feet of fencing, 290 linear feet of 15" storm drainage with catch basins, 75 linear feet of water line with new hydrant, re-roofing of 2 run- in sheds, engineering and design of 20' by 40' shavings shed with 12' overhead door and covered 60' by 120' covered riding ring, expanded sit down paver block fire pit area, expansion of parking area, install kitchen cabinets and counter tops in lunch room, construct 8' long by 4' tall fire wood holder, install new electrical circuits in lunch room, miscellaneous repairs to barn managers apartment and pool shed door, build and install 3 saddle racks & 3 wall racks & installation of key pad gate opening system.
New projects yet to be started:
Clean run-in shed floors of built up manure, fence painting, tree removal, regrading and seeding of numerous areas, ongoing fence and gate repairs, finish fabricating run-in shed windows and installation, design of pasture de-watering pipe and installation.
Post volunteers include; Woody Hipple, Charlie Skitsko, Joe Mendez, Bill Malone, Mike Gallager, Mike Chiarolanzo and Noel Pelletier.