Pjjr Ranch Corp

Helping Veterans & Kids One Horse At A Time

aka The Veterans Ranch   |   Lakeland, FL   |  www.theveteransranch.org

Mission

Our mission is to work with veterans through horses and raise funds for children who have lost loved ones in the line of duty. Through these horses we help them lay down that heavy coat of burden and help them rise up as new and improved versions of themselves. This will help them be better family members and better members of their communities.

Ruling year info

2018

President/CEO

Pamela Smith

VP/COO

J.R. Smith

Main address

6909 Odoniel Loop W

Lakeland, FL 33809 USA

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EIN

82-3947323

NTEE code info

Public Health Program (E70)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

The need that we are always wanting to address is getting the word out in the Veteran community about our organization. Word of mouth is still the best form of advertising around. The more that Veterans tell other Veterans and Veteran Organizations about us will solve this problem.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Equine Therapy

We take veterans and speak with them about what their needs are and what they are looking to accomplish out of the program. We pair them up with a horse and we start with the basics of grooming. You have to understand that a horse can feel a gnat land on its back so it feels everything from you before you are two feet away. We get veterans to start building a relationship and trust with the horse before they do any kind of riding. This is a key component in the process. Without that initial trust nobody can move forward in their journey. Most people have no idea how therapeutic it is to groom and bath and take care of a horse. Once we have confidence in their progression we can teach them how to saddle and start learning how to ride. This creates a whole new level of trust between the veteran and the horse.

Population(s) Served
Veterans
Children and youth

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of veterans who report a decrease in depression

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Veterans, Military personnel, Adults, Children

Related Program

Equine Therapy

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of veterans with PTSD served

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults, Children, Veterans, Military personnel

Related Program

Equine Therapy

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Increasing

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

We aim to accomplish getting Veterans, and their families to lay down their heavy coats of burden and learn to walk off as a new and improved version of themselves. Our Veterans may never forget what they did in their time in the Military, but through horses they can learn how to deal with it and become better husbands, wives, fathers, and mothers, and sons, and daughters. In this mission we will work diligently to help reduce the 24+ Veterans a day that are committing suicide, and do our best to help lower the divorce rate in the Military.

At The Veterans Ranch we will show Veterans and their families how to lay down their heavy coats of burden. By them letting go they can learn how to be healthier and more productive members in society. Once they achieve this goal, they will be able to find good paying jobs that they will be able to hold for a long time, and be able to support their families in an honorable way. As time goes and they keep these jobs they will be able to spend that money in the marketplace which in tern helps everyone. A quality education should be had by everyone. Maybe that is learning a new skill or trade to work in that you have never done before, or a child who has lost a loved one in the line of duty, and that person was the bread winner of the family. That child still deserves a quality education, and The Veterans Ranch is here to help those families in any way that we can to ensure that happens.

We constantly fund raise for children that have lost loved ones in the line of duty. This way 100% of the funds raised go directly to that child. Through our hose programs Veterans, and their families, and children who have lost loved ones in the line of duty can work with us to have them understand the importance of being a good and strong member in society, and how that can lead to multiple opportunities in their lives.

We have been able to help some Veterans as well as some children over the years. It truly warms our hearts when they thank us for our service. We thank them back and tell that that it is our pleasure to serve the ones that served for all of us.

What is next for The Veterans Ranch is to grow in size so that we can assist more Veterans with more horses and more land to do that on. You can help us make that dream a reality.

Financials

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Pjjr Ranch Corp

Board of directors
as of 8/26/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Pamela Smith

PJJR Ranch Corp

Term: 2017 - 2050


Board co-chair

Jr. Michael Smith "J.R."

PJJR Ranch Corp

Term: 2017 - 2050

Michael Smith Sr.

PJJR Ranch Corp

Pamela Smith

PJJR Ranch Corp

Michael Smith Jr

PJJR Ranch Corp

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 03/03/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data