Crane Mountain Valley Horse Rescue, Inc. is proud to have received, or been nominated for, the following awards. Scroll down to read more from the organizations who granted these honors.
* 2017 Local Philanthropic Heroes Award * 2008 ASPCA Lifetime Achievement Award nominee
* 2006 Humanitarian and Distinguished Alumnae Awards from Emma Willard School
* North American Horseman's Association Safety Award (every year since opening our doors)
2017 LOCAL PHILANTHROPIC HEROES AWARD
The award was granted to Co-founders, Eddie Mrozik and Nancy Van Wie for being "people who inspire by embodying generosity by making contributions to communitiy and a way of life, through giving, volulnteering and leading." With thanks for "all you do to make life better.”
2008 ASPCA LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD NOMINEE
http://www.aspca.org/news/aspca-action/aspca-winter-2009.pdf We were honored to have been nominated for this prestigious award. Visit the ASPCA website to read about the very deserving recipients and to view the following piece about Crane Mountain Valley Horse Rescue, Inc.
REPRINTED FROM ASPCA ACTION ON LINE: A Forever Home for One Lucky Horse Eddie Mrozik and Nancy Van Wie, Co-Founders, Crane Mountain Valley Horse Rescue, Westport, N.Y. We found Remington waiting patiently for a new home with a family who would love that henickers when he sees you, and follows you around like a dog. He had a special look in his eye that said, “Pick me, pick me.” What he didn’t know was that the people bidding on him were “kill buyers.” Remington was hoping for a warm blanket, a comfortable bed and apple treats. Instead, what was waiting for him was an overcrowded, slippery stock trailer, with freezing rain to sting his eyes and chill him to the bone. Remington’s miserable journey would be nice compared with the destination—a slaughterhouse, where he would be hung upside down by his back feet while still alive, to have his throat slit to drain the blood from his body before being butchered. Fortunately for Remington, we had the ability to outbid the meat buyers. On December 12, we delivered Remington to the warm barn, comfortable bed and caring home he was dreaming about at the auction. It was a secret mission—Remington was a surprise Christmas present for 12-year-old Corinne from her parents. When she saw Remington, there were tears and hugs all around. On Remington’s stall hung a Christmas stocking with his name, a bow, and a sign that said “Merry Christmas Corinne.” Remington knew he was finally home.
2006 Humanitarian and Distinguished Alumnae Awards
Crane Mountain Valley Horse Rescue, Inc. receives the Humanitarian Award for "unique devotion to humanitarian service, promoting human welfare and advancing social reform" at Emma Willard School's distinguished alumnae award ceremony. Nancy (far left) accepts the award on behalf of Crane Mountain Valley Horse Rescue, Inc., her husband Eddie (President of CMVHR, Inc.), and our loyal supporters.
REPRINTED FROM THE EMMA BULLETIN ON LINE:(visit our "Articles in Magazines" page to read the article, "Second Chance", that appeared in the 2006 EMMA Bulletin, and feature stories about CMVHR that appeared in other prominent, national magazines including Adirondack Life and NAFE (publication of the National Association of Female Executives):
As a student at Emma Willard, you were an active, contributing citizen of the community, both in and out of the classroom, committed to improving your world. You undertook two independent projects that focused on developing relationships with those less fortunate in Troy, helping change lives one person at a time.
Since leaving Mount Ida you have continued on a journey of positive change, working to protect the Adirondacks and founding Crane Mountain Valley Horse Rescue in 2003, a completely volunteer effort that has rescued more than 50 horses and given them a safe, healthy home. Your colleagues wonder at your ability to give more than 100 percent of yourself to your job with the Nature Conservancy while giving more than 100 percent of yourself to horse rescue, rising at 5 a.m. each day and finishing long past dark.
It is clear that your passion drives you. Your concern for the just and humane treatment of all living things shows through in every aspect of your life, leading a colleague to comment that you are “completely dedicated to living life fully and rightly, a role model for all of us.”
For your compassion and commitment to rescuing horses and your conservation work in the Adirondacks, the Alumnae Association Council proudly bestows upon you the Humanitarian Award.
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