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December 2016

As we count our many blessings we consider ourselves extremely fortunate to support the hiring organizations and the professionals we serve. In the spirit of the season, we have made contributions to local and national charities as our way of expressing our gratitude and giving back as we are blessed to receive so much!

Cindy Lavers: Front Range Equine Rescue www.frontrangeequinerescue.org/

Front Range Equine Rescue are dedicated to stopping the abuse and neglect of horses. They work with local humane societies and animal control to identify starving, abandoned and neglected horses, they help find homes for horses when their owners face hardships and can no longer keep them, they save horses from slaughter auctions and help in the evacuation of horses during natural disasters. Once they rescue these animals, they rehabilitate the horses, give them veterinary care, assess their level of training and find proper loving homes for them. They also provide educational programs to teach people how to properly care for their horses. They started in CO but have expanded to VA and FL.

This organization was started by a woman, Hilary Wood, who had always wanted a horse as a child. In 1991, she found a horse named Dancer. She said the impact Dancer had on her life was something she will never forget. Dancer passed away from natural causes in 2001. She writes: In loving memory and with steadfast tribute to Dancer, I carry on with the mission of Front Range Equine Rescue. While no horse can ever come close to what we had, Dancer's special purpose was to become my "Black Beauty" and open my eyes to the suffering of equines. Because of this unique horse, my life took a turn for the better.

Denise Lucas: AmpSurf http://ampsurf.org/donate/

Americans struggle with a lifelong disability. Nearly two million men and women have served our country in Iraq and Afghanistan and are coming home looking for ways to feel whole again and to fit back in to normal life. Whether they are an amputee, visually impaired, suffer from PTSD, or have quadriplegia. Whether they served in WWII, Korea, Vietnam, the Gulf war, Iraq or Afghanistan. Whether they are a child with autism, or a young woman who has lost a limb to cancer, AmpSurf offers a unique program to bring the healing power of the ocean and adaptive surfing together for an experience that is both mentally and physically one of the best forms of rehabilitation on the planet. Their goal is simple, we want to help our disabled veterans, adults and children focus on their abilities not their disabilities. To do this, they strive to Promote, Inspire, Educate and Rehabilitate (PIER™) the public by providing a quality program and the opportunity for the participants and volunteers to come together and feel the joy and healing of the ocean and surfing.

It is an honor and blessing to give back to those that have given of themselves for our freedom and those whose disabilities are a challenge every day. The joy, excitement and accomplishment seen on their faces when they ride a wave to shore is magical.

Marcie Thrailkill: Crossroads Safehouse www.crossroadssafehouse.org.

Crossroads Safehouse provides services and safe housing to adults and children affected by intimate partner abuse.
“Children who witness or experience violence in the home carry that experience with them into adulthood, at which time male children are much more likely to assault their partner and/or children than male children raised in non-violent homes.”
-US Attorney General’s Task Force on Family Violence

Founded in 1977 Crossroads is the largest direct service provider for victims of domestic violence in Colorado. Their services and programs include emergency safe housing, advocacy and support groups, a youth program, legal advocacy, domestic abuse response team, community education and training and transitional housing among other services. Their Vision: Domestic violence/intimate partner abuse is a human rights issue. Crossroads Safehouse envisions a world in which every person lives in a safe environment, free from oppression and with the opportunity to thrive.


  In 2001 Marcie’s mother Peggy was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, Peggy passed away September 18, 2011.  Alzheimer’s is a devastating disease effecting as man as 5.3 million people in our country.  Every 70 seconds, someone develops Alzheimer's.  This terrible disease robs it’s victims of their memories, dignity, independence, and their families of their loved ones.  The Alzheimer’s Association is the largest voluntary organization committed to furthering Alzheimer’s research, support programs for Alzheimer’s patients and their families, and eventually a cure for this terrible disease.  M. Thrailkill & Associates is a proud supporter of the Alzheimer’s Association and is committed to this cause.  Marcie Thrailkill participates in a number of fund raising/awareness building activities sponsored by the Alzheimer’s Association and encourages her staff to do so as well.  Every year M. Thrailkill & Associates participates in the Memory Walk.  This event raises much needed funds and builds community awareness about Alzheimer’s.  These walks are organized by local Alzheimer Association chapters all over the country and are vital for raising the dollars necessary to further Alzheimer’s research and raise funds that help provide the many support programs for Alzheimer’s patients and their family members.  We encourage you to learn more about what you can do to support the Alzheimer’s Association in your local community.    For more information about Alzheimer’s and the Alzheimer’s Association please click on the Alzheimer's Association logo at the top of the page.