Congratulations to Lubbock Refuge Services, who received this year's Helping Hand Award for their dedicated 20 years of equine therapy services here in Lubbock.

They are the deserving recipient of a brand new building from Mueller Inc., who gathered a great team of volunteers to raise the building in just three days. Thursday's ribbon cutting and dedication was a celebrated 'thank you.'

Everyone in attendance enjoyed the wonderful ceremony. It included heartfelt speeches, a parade, balloon release, a tour of the impressive new building and lunch.

Lubbock Refuge Services' mission, in part from their website:

Refuge Services, Inc. is a non-profit organization that is community sponsored to provide services for the whole person: body, mind, and spirit. Refuge Services provides equine-assisted therapies to individuals of all ages. Refuge Services, Inc. offers hippotherapy, therapeutic riding, and equine-assisted psychotherapy (EAP) to children, adolescents, and adults in Lubbock and area communities in an accepting, supportive and Christian environment.

Their services also include a special program for veterans. Visit their website for more information on how you or someone you know can benefit from equine therapy, or how you can volunteer or donate to this important organization.

Refuge Sesrvices Helping Hand Award