Del Mar-Solana Beach Rotarians learn more about Pegasus Rising Project at new site

Del Mar-Solana Beach Rotary members and spouses visit the new Pegasus Rising facilities near Lake Wohlford. L-R: Suzanne Sutton, Radia Bencheikh, Lou and George Sousa, Susan and Mark Hennenfent, and Ellen Griffin.
Del Mar-Solana Beach Rotary members and spouses visit the new Pegasus Rising facilities near Lake Wohlford. L-R: Suzanne Sutton, Radia Bencheikh, Lou and George Sousa, Susan and Mark Hennenfent, and Ellen Griffin.
Rotarians and volunteers interact with a few of the horses at the Pegasus Rising Project’s new center, with a view of the surroundings near Lake Wohlford, east of Escondido.
Rotarians and volunteers interact with a few of the horses at the Pegasus Rising Project’s new center, with a view of the surroundings near Lake Wohlford, east of Escondido.

Del Mar-Solana Beach Rotarians recently visited the new site of the Pegasus Rising Project, an all-volunteer nonprofit that the club is supporting. Pegasus Rising enlists the aid of horses in helping veterans heal from post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury, and reintegrate into their civilian and family lives.

The visit was to acquaint additional Rotary members with Pegasus Rising’s new site near Lake Wohlford and the veterans who were benefiting there. While club members may have been a little uncertain about the program’s value when first introduced to Pegasus Rising several years ago, each visit there with the volunteers and veterans has reinforced the good work that Pegasus Rising does.

As one volunteer (who has helped feed and muck the horses for six years) has said, “It’s an amazing feeling to be a part of helping the people who (have helped) protect our country.” All Rotary members who returned from the visit agreed that this is a worthy cause to support with funding and individual volunteer time.

Find more about The Pegasus Rising Project, including its April 18 estate sale, at pegasusrising.org and at www.facebook.com/pages/The-Pegasus-Rising-Project/129058816745. To volunteer, email Inquiry@pegasusrising.org.

Visit www.DMSBRotary.com or contact Paul Butler at 619-559-3213, or email info@DMSBRotary.com.


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