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(12) Rachel Reahl
Fri, 2 October 2015 19:06:03 +0000

Hello, I'm interested in being an Animal Care Volunteer? How do I go about beginning that?

Thank you,
Rachel Reahl

(11) Kathryn Gress
Sun, 20 September 2015 00:49:20 +0000

FB friends, the race is very tight...Please Vote for Stanley Llama for Top Llama in the Pet Contest. GO! Yeah!

(10) Sophia Baez
Fri, 4 September 2015 20:35:54 +0000

❤️Sophia Baez❤️ "I've always felt more comfortable when I'm with animals, they seem to understand me better then anyone does."

(9) Kathryn Gress
Tue, 7 July 2015 13:24:58 +0000
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Come Join us at Applebee's July 25th Saturday from 8AM to 10AM. Help Support the Animals in Animals Helping People & People Helping Animals. Call us today for tickets at 610-398-2122. Thank you...The Animals NEED YOU!

(8) Kathryn Gress
Mon, 20 April 2015 03:40:47 +0000
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Life is going to shovel dirt on you, all kinds of dirt. The trick to getting out of the well is to shake it off and take a step up. Each of our troubles is a steppingstone. We can get out of the deepest wells just by not stopping, never giving up! Shake it off and take a step up.

Remember the five simple rules to be happy:

1. Free your heart from hatred - Forgive.

2. Free your mind from worries - Most never happens.

3. Live simply and appreciate what you have.

4. Give more.

5. Expect less from people but more from yourself.

You have two choices... smile and close this page,
or pass this along to someone else to share the lesson

Story shared by Kerwin Rae

(7) Michael R Gress
Sat, 17 January 2015 14:37:07 +0000

I wish I was living closer to you to help out. I currently live just outside of Columbus, Ohio but I was born and grew up in Bangor, Pa. My father was Edmund F Gress Jr. I would gladly move back to the area if I could afford it and had a place to live. I believe that everyone can help everyone else if they had the mind to.

Michael R Gress

(6) Kathryn Gress
Thu, 1 January 2015 05:31:46 +0000
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New Year Wishes New Year wishes are indispensable part of New Year celebration. Every time we usher a new year with much enthusiasm and look forward to fulfill all dreams and desires. The tradition here at The Gress Mountain Ranch is therefore to wish 'Happy New Year' to friends and family at the beginning of a new year. Thanks so much for being part of the Gress family. The tradition of New Year wishes is as old as the celebration of the event itself. The Gress folks, Ben and Kathryn wish happiness and prosperity to you and yours during the New Year. For TGMR, The New Year is the time to review the happenings of the past year and continue with our positive approach towards the coming year to make it the most successful for the people and animals we serve. During the New Year time we turn to motivation and inspiration, looking toward 2015. It is also the time to make fresh commitments and look forth at the new beginning. New Year wishes are: Hope it’s happy, healthy, lucky too, and filled with peace the whole year through. As we wrap up the old year and bring in the new, we are most grateful to have outstanding folks like you, supporting and caring for the animals and the people, at The Gress Mountain Ranch. .

(5) Kathryn Gress
Sun, 5 October 2014 04:32:09 +0000
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Along with the stories of the animals I find I can experience life as a naturally unfolding experience. It is our mission and vision at TGMR, that helps me realize the contribution we are here to make. Living a truly good and purposeful life becomes as natural as breathing. I know walking the hills of TGMR, I've needed to "catch" my breath, as well as my fellow volunteers. We shift into a new paradigm based on what 4 tools I find guide us on our life journey. Thru the teachings and life lessons from the animals, I have found these tools to be: connection, listening, trust, and action.
— feeling inspired at The Gress Mountain Ranch, Inc.

(4) Caroline Cuff
Mon, 15 September 2014 13:10:57 +0000

by Caroline C. from Allentown, PA (February 21, 2014)

The owners are wonderful people who take caring for the animals very seriously. There are a variety of tasks to do, so it is never boring (such as feeding and watering the animals as well as mucking out stalls, and spending time with the animals to help them rehabilitate). You are responsible for the rehabilitation of the animals, so it is always important to treat them with respect and kindness! Volunteering for The Gress Mountain Ranch is one of the best decisions I have ever made

(3) Nicole Galano
Fri, 8 August 2014 23:32:19 +0000

My name is Nicole Galano and I am an uprising junior at Lafayette College. I am a biology major with a minor in psychology with hopes to pursue a career as a veterinarian. When looking for a summer internship I came across The Gress Mountain Ranch’s ad on the Lafayette Career Vault website. I thought the ranch would be a perfect fit since it was the perfect mix of animals and psychology that I am interested in.
The most important thing I learned at the ranch this summer was that not only do people help animals but animals help people too! The animals each have their own stories just like people do and many of them were abused or neglected in the past. When we tell people about all the struggles the animals have faced it allows them to relate to the animals and see that every obstacle can be overcome.
My main role, along with another intern from Lafayette College, was to co-coordinate the Ranch Camp that is held 3 weeks in the summer and also help organize the Applebee’s fundraiser that was held in July. This job included asking for food and scholarship donations, recruiting campers, organizing registration packets, among other things. In order to prepare for the 3 week long summer camps I spoke to parents and guidance counselors, arranged for presenters to visit the camp, created a detailed schedule for each week and organized volunteers who would be counselors for the week. It was our job to schedule a volunteer meeting before each camp and go over the details for the upcoming camp.
While at TGMR, I met many different types of people. I was able to work alongside individuals with mental retardation, attention deficit disorder, and autism. It was great to watch how working with many of the animals at the ranch could really brighten their day. I also assisted the large animal vet that came to the ranch to present to the campers.
My experience at the Gress Mountain Ranch was very valuable. I learned many life skills such as communicating with all types of people, animal care, working with children, and time management. It was such a blast to work with and get to know the children at the ranch camps. We were able to provide them a safe place to make new friends, work with different kinds of animals, and learn new things. One of the most important things we try to teach the children is that learning can be fun! And they all really did seem to have so much fun. I hope that the Gress Mountain Ranch is able to continue helping people as well as animals for many more years!