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Michael's Pastures of L.O.V.E. project is bringing hope and healing to ill, neglected or otherwise needy horses.
California Coastal Horse Rescue, located approximately 80 miles from Neverland, is a ten-acre rescue property which provides food, shelter, rehabilitation and medical care for horses that have been abused, abandoned or neglected. MJL's mission from 5 November 2013, through Michael's dedicated fans around the world, was to sponsor a pasture and stall at this site, alongside a dedication bench situated near the pasture which will allow people to sit and view the horses as they recover. The entire amount was raised by 12th March 2014, in just over four months.
Each pasture at any given time is home for about eight horses, giving them an open, vast and natural setting in which to play and to graze. The sponsorship also includes a 24x24 enclosed and covered stall. Feeding troughs and drinking water containers are in each stall, and there are plans to install automatic water misters soon for the horses’ comfort during the extremely hot Ojai Valley summer months. Part of the funds raised will purchase a permanent breezeway cover, so that all the stalls will be dryer in winter and cooler in summer, providing much greater comfort for the horses.
Both stall and pasture includes an engraved recognition plaque with will honour Michael in perpetuity, and the amount raised also includes a dedication dedication bench, so that donors and the public can sit overlooking the pasture and reflect on Michael's legacy. Once again, supporters proved that together, we can make Michael's dream come true in healing this world, one step at a time.
Supporter Susan T from the USA reminded us of this famous quote by Margaret Mead just as we were completing this project: "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has."
You did it again, Michael's faithful few! The £5000 ($8000) needed to sponsor a stall, pasture and dedication bench in Michael's memory has been raised by just 80 supporters/groups (listed in order of amount given, with largest donors appearing first) from 19 countries which include: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Brazil, Canada, England, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, South Africa, Sweden and the USA.
|Support for Michael Jackson Italy', 'Michael's Dangerous Girls' and 'Michael J. Jackson Foundation Naples'||Italy|
|Magnus, Sam, Cosmo (RIP)||USA|
|Anna Maria C||Italy|
|Kim A||New Zealand|
|Beverly-Ann V||South Africa|
|Sammy, Murray, Baby, Donnegan (RIP)||USA|
|Royalties from MichaeLuna Storybook||USA|
|Lorraine and John M||England|
|Suparna G||New Zealand|