Gentle Barn Family: We need your help.
As you all know, we put together an amazing community drive-through that we've been eager for everyone to experience -- The Haunted Barnyard: Land of Nightmares. But due to a series of unforeseen circumstances that culminated in powerful Santa Ana winds completely destroying most of its structures and features, we had to cancel The Haunted Barnyard entirely. A large team of people worked tirelessly for weeks to bring this experience to life. So, as you might imagine, we've been devastated by this news.
We're all living through unprecedented times, and this has been a particularly challenging year for The Gentle Barn. COVID forced us to pivot away from almost all of our previous fundraising activities for the year, and this Halloween experience was our creative way to generate much-need donations while simultaneously bringing something positive and fun to our community during a difficult time. We feel terrible for any inconvenience this may have caused, especially during a time when all of us are missing the way life used to be.
Every dollar we raise is significant for us, particularly now. While we've had to cancel most of our fundraising events for the year, we're still doing everything we can to keep our doors open during this pandemic and to properly care for the nearly 200 rescued animals that are a part of our family. They all have individual needs and treatments, especially at our CA location where the majority are senior animals. If you are able to, please donate to help us bounce back from this turn of events.
Every dollar you donate goes directly to supporting The Gentle Barn and our rescued animals and your donation will go a long way. Thank you to everyone who supported us in this endeavor and always; it means more to us than words can express. We couldn't do this work without you!