SAFE Hay Bank

Are you struggling to be able to afford hay for your horses, due to layoffs or shutdowns during the coronavirus crisis?

SAFE has designated $7,500 from our Community Outreach Program budget to help pay for hay for horse owners in Washington state who need short term assistance. We are also accepting designated donations from our supporters to increase this fund and extend help to more people.

If you would like to donate in support of the Hay Bank, please click here to make a tax-deductible donation Please be sure to mark your gift “Hay Bank” so we can properly apply your donation.

Eligibility Requirements:

This Hay Bank is meant to help people who are currently being affected by the coronavirus crisis, and are having difficulty paying for hay. We have limited funds available, so please submit an application only if you are facing financial difficulties due to layoffs or business shutdowns.

This is short-term assistance only. You may apply for a month’s worth of hay for up to 5 horses. If you are still facing difficulties after the first month, you may request a second month of hay. If we have to extend assistance further than two months, we will assess your needs on a case-to-case basis. We very much want to help you, but until we know how many people are in need of assistance, we can’t over-promise.

At this time, we are only able to offer assistance to horse owners located in Washington state. For a list of reputable rescue organizations in your state, please visit the Homes for Horses Coalition website.

How to Apply for Help with Hay:

If you need help feeding your horses this month, here are the steps you’ll need to take to get help:

  1. Fill out and submit the brief application below.
  2. You will receive a call within 24-48 hours from a SAFE staff member to discuss your needs. If you submit an application over the weekend, we will be in touch with you on Monday.
  3. SAFE will contact your preferred feed store and pay for your hay order.
  4. You will need to make arrangements to pick up your hay and transport it to your farm.

Total Hay Bank Donations: $18,059*

Funds used through May 12: $11,870

Available funds remaining: $6,189

THANK YOU TO OUR DONORS:

Katherine M donated $250 to the Hay Bank 
Thank you, Katherine!!!!

Susanne M donated $100 to the Hay Bank 
Thank you, Susanne!!!!

Marleen S And the Girls donated $100 to the Hay Bank 
Thank you, Marlene and Girls!!!!


The Lake Washington Saddle Club donated $2,000 to the Hay Bank 
Thank you, LWSC!!!!

An Anonymous donor gave $100 to the Hay Bank 
Thank you!!!!

An Anonymous donor gave $100 to the Hay Bank 
Thank you!!!!


Donors on Facebook have given $7,100 to the Hay Bank
Thank you, friends!!!!

An Anonymous donor gave $150 to the Hay Bank 
Thank you!!!!

Robert & Judith H gave $500 to the Hay Bank
Thank you, Bob & Judy!!

Carol B gave $25 to the Hay Bank
Thank you, Carol!

Elizabeth K gave $50 to the Hay Bank
Thank you, Elizabeth!

Valley Hay Company
*doubled* the amount of hay that was
purchased for a Feed Bank recipient!!
Thank you, Valley Hay!!!!!

Natasha S gave $84 to the Hay Bank
Thank you, Natasha!

Susan W gave $50 to the Hay Bank
Thank you, Susan!


The Humane Society of the United States donated $3,000 to the Hay Bank 
Thank you, HSUS!!!!

Rebecca C gave $100 to the Hay Bank
Thank you, Rebecca!

 

 

*includes $7,500 added to the fund by SAFE