Army veteran Sara Hodgkiss (left), founder of a nonprofit equine/animal rescue at Woerth It Hollow, and fellow veteran Nancy Snelgrove flank Gizmo, a rescue pony that lives at the Kirkwood farm. The nonprofit animal rescue offers veterans and disabled folks a place to learn horsemanship
Fighter to Farmer
CANDY JEAN FOWLER
A disabled Army veteran with PTSD and epilepsy, Candy Jean founded CherAmi Farms Community Outreach in March of 2015. The group’s mission is to utilize the coping skills and mentoring abilities gained through military service to mentor and uplift at-risk youth through equestrian therapy methods, agricultural education, and a youth volunteer program.
East Coast Equestrian
Veterans Find Solace Amid Rescued Horses at Woerth It Hollow
Devoting yourself to a good cause is a challenge, but Sara Hodgkiss takes it a step farther, addressing two needs at once. Woerth It Hollow, Inc., in Kirkwood, PA, has both an equine/animal rescue and a program to assist veterans and the disabled by allowing them to embrace every aspect of rescue farming. Their slogan is “Every Little Effort is Woerth It”.