OHHA establishes donation portal to assist Ohio horsemen

Grove City, OH — The Ohio Harness Horsemen’s Association has set up a PayPal donation portal for those that want to help Ohio horsemen in need during the COVID-19 crisis.

All money donated will go to the OHHA Horsemen’s Benevolent Fund. Those that donate will be able to earmark their donation for either the Equine Benevolent or Human Benevolent fund.

Horsemen can complete an Equine or Human Benevolent Fund application and submit it to the OHHA Fund Trustees for consideration.

OHHA President Steve Bateson says the Human and Equine Benevolent Funds have been there since 2015 to help horsemen that are having a significant financial hardship or that have horses in peril.

“OHHA trustees for the funds will go through the applications as quickly as possible. The trustees have a simplistic and fair across the board system in place to expedite the process,” said Bateson.

The Ohio Harness Horsemen’s Association has created a webpage to combine its COVID-19 resources. The page is located at www.ohha.com/covid19.html.

The page includes links to:

• The PayPal donation portal
• The Equine and Human Benevolent Fund Application
• COVID-19 Ohio Financial and Heath Assets which include: Ohio Harness Horsemen’s Health Insurance Trust information, State of Ohio governmental updates, Federal CARES Act relief package information, City of Columbus information and resources for Ohio businesses and workers including information about unemployment aid and foreclosure information.

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