AROUND 3.5 MILLION
PEOPLE ARE HOMELESS
IN THE U.S. AROUND 10%
OF THOSE ARE
JOIN THE PROJECT
Life can be lonely when there is no one
there to help you during difficult times.
It’s even more lonely when you cannot
find someone to help give you the needed
energy when you’re down and getting back
on your feet again does not seem possible.
At AnimalAidNetwork.org -Dude’s Ranch Rescue is here to help those in need and are seeking to get out of their current predicament.
How many times have you heard, “Don’t give money to the homeless, they will only blow it on booze or drugs!” Is this really true? What about those with pets? In fact, homeless people with pets tend to give more to their animals than themselves.
The truth of the matter is that an imperative part of a life well-lived is helping those around us. It’s our responsibility to help our fellow human beings when times are tough
So what are the needs of someone who has, unfortunately, become homeless? More than anything, they need our emotional support to help get back on their feet again. This is more important than food, clothing, or money. The most common need of any human being is dignity, kindness, understanding, and encouragement.
The majority of us avoid eye contact with the homeless, ignore them when they speak to us, and/or act uncomfortable with any type of interaction. Simply making eye contact and acknowledging a person in need can go a long way in vastly improving their day.
Our New Place & Breaking Ground
We are a very grateful recipient of a very generous donation received from the Virginia Marty Trust.
We are very excited to get to work and help those in need!
We found our new home where we can provide services for those in need. Our site is a 5 acre site with a 4000 sq ft main house for intake and immediate services need by those in need.
We were working diligently, getting the grounds and services prepared for our new structures.
Tiny homes will be built in order to house several families with their pets. One of our programs will be operating an organic sustainable gardens to grown our own food.
Our new staff have worked tirelessly getting programs off the ground. Our Volunteers have been so amazing.
Many thanks to Lowe's, they've donated much needed fixtures, hardware, appliances, tools along with so many awesome items.
We are making progress...
Our new home will be a great spot
for those in immediate need.
We purchased our first trailer for
a program patron.
Plans are in the works for our First Annual Fundraiser.
We nailed down a date and March 28th looks like it will be fantastic!
Things are getting a little crazy. The Chinese Corona Pandemic hits.
The State of California is recommending cancelling all events in light of Covid-19 Pandemic.
Our First Annual Fundraiser needs to be canceled until further notice.
All volunteer programs and and staff workers are halted.
The State of California has closed due to Covid-19 Pandemic.
Though we've been able to do some work on our lovely future home, everything is at a complete stop.
Our designs are at a stand still as well as being
able to do demo and cleanup construction.
We just don't want to risk anyone's health.
The government offices are closed and will not
open until it safe to reopen due to the pandemic.
We need construction permits.
If there is anyone out there who has a little clout with L.A County to help us move forward we would be eternally grateful.
Our Architect has finished the plans and we are trying to submit the plans for permits.
We still cannot get enough information in order to move forward.