Building Upon One Young Girl’s Dream: The Inspiring Story of Catherine Hubbard

Screen Shot 2014-10-17 at 1.43.33 PMGreaterGood.org is very proud and happy to be collaborating with The Catherine Violet Hubbard Animal Sanctuary to build a Rescue Barn in honor of the memory of Catherine Violet Hubbard, one of the first graders lost in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown, CT on December 14, 2012. Catherine is remembered for her beautiful smile, compassionate spirit, and love of all creatures. The sanctuary will fulfill an innocent and pure dream of a child who would whisper to every animal, “Tell all your friends that I am kind.”

There are over 4,900 family farms in Connecticut today. However, for every farmer under 35, there are six over 65. In the next 20 years, it is estimated that more farmland will go up for sale than ever in Connecticut’s history, a transition that will displace hundreds of animals. The Catherine Violet Hubbard Animal Sanctuary will not be a working farm, but a safe haven for those animals in need, providing them with a home where the can live the remainder of their days in a peaceful community.

Screen Shot 2014-10-17 at 2.25.16 PM“Catherine and I had read Charlotte’s Web together,” recalls Jenny Hubbard, Catherine’s mother. “She loved the fact that all the animals lived together in community in the barn. Our hope is that the rescue barn will accomplish the same—a place where farm animals find safe haven and community. We are fortunate to have a place on our property to accomplish this function of our mission and grateful to have the support that we have in helping to realize Catherine’s dream.”

You can help. Just $15 will pay for one square foot of Catherine’s rescue barn. Watch this truly inspiring video about Catherine’s compelling commitment to animal welfare and click here to get involved today. 

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