Starting a nonprofit begins with heart, soul, and a dream. For NMET, this is exactly what was inherently built into Courtney's future. When J L and Courtney purchased Winnie Acres, the dreams was slowly becoming reality, but not without the help of the Baiardi Family Foundation.
At the onset, Chris and Cindy Baiardi not only saw the strength of Courtney's ambitions but agreed the benefits NMET
NMET's first major donation came from the Baiardi Family Foundation, which went directly to bringing NMET's barn back to life after years of dormancy. Having a lighted arena opened the doors to so many great opportunities. As many know, NMET's day doesn't end until sometimes 9 pm or later, so having the ability to care for clients in the evening was a huge success.
You see, having a lighted arena is an incredible asset to NMET"s cause, but at that time, it meant a lot more. Seeing others in the community, like the Baiardi Family Foundation embracing NMET's future and understanding the ability a horse has to heal humans meant the world to Courtney.
The Baiardi Family Foundation's generosity over the years is incredible, especially in NMET's first year. But there is so much more when receiving a grant. It not only strengthens the integrity of the facility and its programs, but its impact on those in need is something many don't see.
A child upon their therapy horse under the arena lights or traveling up the wheelchair ramp (more on this later) in anticipation of meeting their horse for the first time are attributed to the funding NMET receives. Of course NMET's therapists, volunteers, etc. have a lot to do with this as well, but it is important to NMET that our area foundations know their contributions strengthen more than a building.
NMET is forever grateful and we simply "Thank You."