JONESBORO, Ark. (KAIT) -A Region 8 non-profit held its first fundraiser since closing its facility doors to search for a better facility, but now they need the community’s help.
On Saturday night, Diego Ranch hosted “Dollars for Diego” at Gamble Home Furnishings in Jonesboro to raise money for a sensory gym and a new facility.
The fundraiser included live band entertainment, auctions, and food.
Workers say they are hoping more of the community can come together to support equine-assisted therapy.
“Somebody with special needs or some kind of anxiety or PTSD, they get a connection with those horses and for one minute, working with these horses, they get to be as normal as anything,” says Diego Ranch’s Board of Director Vickie Lewis.
The non-profit is hoping to begin building its new facility by next year.