ETX therapeutic ranch seeking donations for scholarship fund

Runnin WJ Ranch

TEXARKANA, TX (KSLA) - An East Texas organization, which provides therapeutic programs for children with physical and cognitive challenges, is going through some difficulties of its own. “Runnin' WJ Ranch” is now asking for the community to help keep its services moving forward.

Over the years, “Runnin' WJ Ranch,” near Texarkana, has given thousands of horseback rides to children with special needs.

(Source: Fred Gamble)

Ranch leaders says over 100 volunteers work to keep the horses on track and the kids safe.

“It is wonderful. I love it. It just makes you feel like you are doing something for the kids and the good lord sees what you are doing,” said Teresa Merrill who volunteers with the ranch.

“Runnin' WJ Ranch” is a non-profit organization supported by the United Way and other donations from the community.

"We are in need of donations at the ranch especially during the Christmas season and to get caught up in our scholarship fund which is slowly getting lower and lower and this year we’ve had more scholarship students than ever before,” said Brittany Rogers with “Runnin' WJ Ranch”.

Rogers said the organization’s major fundraiser is not until June of next year but until then they will do what they can to keep their programs up and running.

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