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Mea Ola's Place, a place where miracles happen--for both people and animals-- needs its own miracle!  We've lost our lease and need a new home!  What's more, we have to be out of our current location by February first!

For over three years, we have served our present community, located near the southern edge of the Mojave Desert in California, as more than a Horse Rescue.  We use these unwanted and rescued horses, as well as other animals, as special "therapists" to aid Military Service members, sexual abuse survivors, adults and children burdened with various mental challenges, senior citizens in need of friendship, as well as others suffering from various emotional issues including victimization and depression. Our programs include Equine Assisted Therapy, Kid's Camps, Horse-themed Birthday Parties, and more. Our home has been open to visitors from around the country as well. Unfortunately, our lease for the ranch we have called home for the last three years will not be renewed, and the property will be sold.

Wanting to stay in the community we love and serve, we set out to find a place here in Phelan where we could continue to operate this non-profit, keep our current volunteers, and not abandon the people that have come to love and need M.O.P. (em-oh-pee).  We were hoping and praying to find a suitable property to purchase so this disruption would not happen ever again.

Those prayers have been answered, and we have found the perfect place for us to not only continue, but to also expand our programs. This new place will belong to the non-profit organization itself, to the horses and other animals that call Mea Ola's Place home. We will pay rent to the organization for the house, so we can live on site to continue our care of the animals and facilitate the programs. The property could never be sold in the future unless it was sold to another non-profit organization. The ranch is already set up for horses which will make our move much easier, and safe during winter. It is located on a paved road which will make access easier for our clients, and it has facilities in place for the programs we currently facilitate and will allow us to grow.

As part of this planned growth, we added a Foster Youth Coordinator this past fall and have started developing programs for our County's foster children that will be added next year. We have also offered any of our available programs at no cost to the families and victims of the San Bernardino shooting, and to the first responders and their families, in 2016. Phelan is located just thirty-five miles north of San Bernardino.

The owner of the property where we hope to relocate believes in our vision and is willing to carry the note for M.O.P. to own the ranch. This will require a substantial down payment. We are going to need help with this, as every dime we have made in the last three years has gone to facilitate the miraculous recoveries of several seriously unwell rescued horses, along with financing the upkeep and feeding of the herd of eighteen, all while providing several programs at little or no cost to members of the community.

We believe we can reach this goal!  Will you believe with us? 

Any donation amount will be a gift that keeps on giving. Donations are 100% tax-deductible! We also need and appreciate prayers and shares. Please visit our website at http://www.meaola.org to learn more about our organization and the horses, our history, supporters, and friends. Feel free to visit us on facebook as well.https://www.facebook.com/OperationHorseRescue/ Our contact information is available at either Web place and we welcome visitors from near and far. Contact us if you would like to visit the ranch in the future to meet the horses, and to see what a difference you have made!

Peggy J Lisberg

2016-01-13 01:49:24

Hi Anne, sorry it took so long to get this donation to you. Rusty Lisberg 760-247-1518

Allen D Finch

2016-01-13 01:24:20

Chri and Ann are the hardest working, most kind , most generous with lending a helping hand just at the right time when its needed it. They are not ones to ever ask for help for themselves. They only open their mouth to ask what they can do for you and your animals. So now it's our turn to help them do what they do best (take care of the animals that are dissguarded and given to them, instead of letting them go to be euthanized.) These wonderful animals become "therapy" for humans with various challenges and special needs. Now it's our turn to help them. Help can be in a number of ways, monetary,labor,volunteering a vehicle or trailer and just letting them know that we stand with them taking care of their horses and animals at MeaOlas place. So now is the time for us to open our wallets, hearts and tailgates of our trucks and trailers to help them make MEA OLA'S place a everlasting sanctuary for injured , neglected and unwanted animals.

Anonymous

2016-01-11 23:42:36

Congratulations on the 501(c)3! You are going to go far!

Jeri Cooper

2016-01-09 05:42:06

Love everything you all do!

M Michelle Dodd

2016-01-09 02:24:50

For Kathy Born, thanks again!

Anonymous

2016-01-09 01:50:43

Happy New Year. It is going to be great!

Byron Skow

2016-01-09 00:08:04

We are so excited For Mea Ola's Place! Can't wait to see what the future brings.

Deborah E. Schlow

2016-01-06 04:28:38

Deborah Schlow - 5802 Phillips Ave, #1 Pittsburgh, PA 15217

Anonymous

2016-01-05 23:44:46

Love this organization. The move will only make you even better! We wish you the best in the New Year!

Giovanna Boswell

2016-01-04 17:03:19

Keep up the good work!

judith zarlenga

2016-01-04 01:02:17

reference to Michelle Dodd

Judy Zarlenga

2016-01-03 21:12:23

reference to Michelle Dodd

Bonnie D Rawlings

2016-01-02 17:31:22

Good luck with the donated funds.

Nancy Melvin

2016-01-02 05:02:35

Good luck, I hope you raise the funds you need.

M Michelle Dodd

2016-01-02 03:47:52

For Carol McGrew. Thank you!

M Michelle Dodd

2016-01-01 22:28:56

For Bonnie Winkler. Thank you!

M Michelle Dodd

2016-01-01 22:27:22

For Kathy Born. Thank you!

Alexandra B Keen

2016-01-01 11:13:40

Wish I could give you more! :) Love what ya do, Ann. Keep it up! -Allie

Linda F Page

2016-01-01 05:08:50

Michelle Dodd

Martha Dietz

2016-01-01 03:42:19

Donation from Michelle Dodd.

Michele Stuart

2015-12-31 04:52:54

Wishing you the best.

Nancy Tabachki

2015-12-31 03:05:16

FOR EJ, I HOPE YOU FEEL BETTER SOON!

William Moore

2015-12-31 00:32:10

Love you

D G Snack Shack

2015-12-30 22:12:56

I hope this might help a little

Robin Stevens

2015-12-30 00:29:53

For the horses...

Diane J Pierce

2015-12-28 15:54:27

God bless you for saving the animals!

Juanita Rudd

2015-12-28 15:31:15

Love ya, Ann

Betty Ann Fudala

2015-12-28 04:33:22

Love You, Ann ! This IS going to happen !

Theresa fulle

2015-12-28 02:23:39

<3

Judith Stevens

2015-12-27 02:05:13

From Cheryl Hecox!

Judith Stevens

2015-12-26 23:39:50

Matching (first $5) for Lisa Mahaffey!

Judith Stevens

2015-12-26 16:53:26

Matching (first $5) for Staci Morehouse Nelson!

Judith Stevens

2015-12-26 16:51:44

Matching (first $5) for Sharon Laizure Hofer!

Judith Stevens

2015-12-26 16:50:11

Matching for Karen Collins!

Judith Stevens

2015-12-26 16:48:44

Matching for Charlene McMorris!

Judith Stevens

2015-12-26 16:46:49

Matching for Diane M Etchells

diane m etchells

2015-12-26 16:30:40

Match this Susan.

Sharon Hofer

2015-12-26 05:27:06

Hi Judy!!

Mary Lou Priest

2015-12-26 04:48:10

Will be able to continue and do more in 2016. Hang in there, Ann. You are doing a great job!

Staci Nelson

2015-12-26 02:47:07

Love you guys!!!

Anonymous

2015-12-26 00:34:01

Merry Christmas, Mea Ola's Place! May this donation multiply. Bless you for all that you do!

Judith Stevens

2015-12-25 17:06:50

Matching for Karen Collins!

Judith Stevens

2015-12-25 16:30:28

From Leigha Ellis-Greaves!

Karen Collins

2015-12-25 08:10:24

Best of luck, and thank you Judy for matching!

Kelly Munyon

2015-12-25 05:13:00

Merry Christmas Mea Ola and Family!! In honor of Judy Stevens :)

Leigha C Greaves

2015-12-25 03:48:20

A donation for Mea Ola's Place, for my mother Lisa Greaves for Christmas! xo

Judith Stevens

2015-12-25 01:43:41

From Tony Vanillo!

Judith Stevens

2015-12-25 01:42:35

From Kendra McGee Pap!

Judith Stevens

2015-12-25 01:07:15

From Mark Eisler!

Anonymous

2015-12-25 00:51:26

Honoring Judy Stevens

Linda Skow

2015-12-24 23:09:29

In honor of Ann and Chris is Christmas season. Two wonderful people!

Judith Stevens

2015-12-24 22:53:43

From Lisa Greaves!

Judith Stevens

2015-12-24 22:50:54

From Virginia Hagler!

Judith Stevens

2015-12-24 22:49:45

From Maureen Mehozonek!

Judith Stevens

2015-12-24 22:48:24

From Kayla Sawyer!

Melissa Greaves

2015-12-24 21:57:53

If we all give a little, we can make this happen. For the horses and the dedicated service Ann and Chris provide for their community. This includes their online community!

ROBERT W GREAVES

2015-12-23 19:31:43

For both meaola and in honor of my wife, Lisa Greaves, as a christmas present to her.

Judith Stevens

2015-12-21 19:50:00

In honor of Chris and Ann. Love you guys. Merry Christmas.

Judith Stevens

2015-12-21 19:27:33

In honor of E.J. Siefert. Please heal quickly, dear E.J.

Judith Stevens

2015-12-21 17:54:08

In honor of Nancy Lewis -- MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Karen M.Kniffen

2015-12-20 02:32:25

Sharing and praying!

Larry B. Cowsert

2015-12-19 00:42:39

Love to Ann and Chris, all the horses, and Gasston. And Merry Christmas

Bonnie F. Lege

2015-12-18 23:19:53

I know it is not much but I love Rowdy and the MOP angels that do God's work to save all the souls the touch! <3

Anonymous

2015-12-17 17:26:04

God bless you for all you do.

Nancy Lewis

2015-12-17 05:00:49

Honoring Aunt Judy Stevens on Christmas. We love you, Jonah, Abby and Kaylee Ann.

Charles Westfall

2015-12-16 19:11:18

In honor of Judy Stevens this Christmas.

Susan Baumhardt

2015-12-16 18:23:11

A little something for my favorite horses!

Nancy Lewis

2015-12-16 16:55:53

Honoring my sister, Judy Stevens. Merry Christmas Judy!

Anonymous

2015-12-16 16:28:34

They will all add up and multiply!

Anonymous

2015-12-16 04:52:37

We need more places like this. May you be blessed!

Olgo A Russo

2015-12-15 20:53:02

Keep the Faith

Lisa G McCain

2015-12-15 19:09:20

This is a great non profit organization. We have seen Chris and Ann work endlessly year after year. Never wanting anything for themselves, only the animals they care for 24 hours a day. Come on everyone, let's help them care for all their animals!

Lynn M Coleman

2015-12-15 18:39:06

Wish the best for all of you. Thank you for doing so much for the animals!

GiveSendGo

2015-12-15 18:14:51

From GiveSendGo to you! We love to Give Back! And we think what you are doing is Awesome!

Anonymous

2015-12-15 15:43:38

We believe!

Update #1
January 8, 2016, 7:52 pm

I was able to lower our goal amount here again after monies added from checks and paypal donations this week... 

Keep sharing and praying! We are getting closer and closer! Thank you everyone!

Sincerely,
Ann Kline

 

Update #2
December 30, 2015, 3:57 pm

I have some GREAT news!  We have been able to lower our goal amount on this fundraiser as we have just over $32,000 now to go towards our down payment. This has come in checks, through our website and via private donors. All of this will be available to see on the 990 we will file in 2016. We need a total of $50,000 for the down payment...and we are over half way there! Please continue to share! We have just over a week left!  Thank you all so very much!     Ann Kline

Update #3
December 16, 2015, 11:33 am

Thank you all for sharing and for the donations! No amount is too small. We also have our pay pal donations from the website to add here, and the donations from our "on foot" campaign, as well as checks that come in. Please do not be discouraged to give a small amount if you can. Mea Ola's Place has been proof positive that little things add up. Our base is made up of many people of simple means, including ourselves. It is only together that we have been able to do such great things! As always, prayers and shares are appreciated so much more than you will ever know!
Ann Kline

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39 % Complete 93 donation(s)
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Hi Anne, sorry it took so long to get this donation to you. Rusty Lisberg 760-247-1518

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1260 day(s) ago

Chri and Ann are the hardest working, most kind , most generous with lending a helping hand just at the right time when its needed it. They are not ones to ever ask for help for themselves. They only open their mouth to ask what they can do for you and your animals. So now it's our turn to help them do what they do best (take care of the animals that are dissguarded and given to them, instead of letting them go to be euthanized.) These wonderful animals become "therapy" for humans with various challenges and special needs. Now it's our turn to help them. Help can be in a number of ways, monetary,labor,volunteering a vehicle or trailer and just letting them know that we stand with them taking care of their horses and animals at MeaOlas place. So now is the time for us to open our wallets, hearts and tailgates of our trucks and trailers to help them make MEA OLA'S place a everlasting sanctuary for injured , neglected and unwanted animals.

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Congratulations on the 501(c)3! You are going to go far!

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Love everything you all do!

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For Kathy Born, thanks again!

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Happy New Year. It is going to be great!

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Keep up the good work!

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I hope this might help a little

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For the horses...

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God bless you for saving the animals!

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Judith Stevens

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Match this Susan.

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Hi Judy!!

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Love you guys!!!

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God bless you for all you do.

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Honoring my sister, Judy Stevens. Merry Christmas Judy!

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They will all add up and multiply!

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We need more places like this. May you be blessed!

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Keep the Faith

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Lisa G McCain

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This is a great non profit organization. We have seen Chris and Ann work endlessly year after year. Never wanting anything for themselves, only the animals they care for 24 hours a day. Come on everyone, let's help them care for all their animals!

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Wish the best for all of you. Thank you for doing so much for the animals!

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We believe!

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