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New Mexico Nonprofit NM Horse Rescue at Walkin' in Circles Ranch Named as a Finalist in the 5th Annual Tom's of Maine "50 States for Good"™ Program

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					New Mexico Nonprofit NM Horse Rescue at Walkin' in Circles Ranch Named as
a Finalist in the 5th Annual Tom's of Maine "50 States for Good"™ Program

NM Horse Rescue at Walkin’ N Circles Ranch has been selected as the only finalist from New
Mexico in the fifth annual Tom’s of Maine “50 States for Good” community giving program and
now has a chance to win $10,000 to provide help with the care of unwanted, neglected and abused
horses in need. Through a public vote at 50StatesforGood.com now through October 15, supporters
can help bring the funding to Walkin’ N Circles with the simple click of a mouse.

Edgewood, NM, September 17, 2013 --(PR.com)-- NM Horse Rescue at Walkin' N Circles Ranch has
been selected as the only finalist from New Mexico in the fifth annual Tom's of Maine “50 States for
Good” community giving program and now has a chance to win $10,000 to grow important community
projects and services that will help with the care and up keep of unwanted, neglected and abused horses in
need. Through a public vote at www.50StatesforGood.com now through October 15, supporters can help
bring the funding to Walkin' N Circles with the simple click of a mouse.

The “50 States for Good” program seeks to uncover local nonprofit groups that address community needs
and engage volunteers to get the work done. Walkin' N Circles Ranch's abused, unwanted and neglected
horse rescue relies almost entirely on help from volunteers, in addition to private and public donations to
help the nearly 100 horses taking refuge at ranch.

“When the economy took a down turn, many horse owners started having a hard time providing even
basic care for their animals. Add to this the three-year drought that New Mexico has been experiencing
and it is a harsh reality that horses all over the state are suffering. We are so excited to be part of this
year's Tom's of Maine - '50 States for Good' program, as the cash award could go towards a long list of
items needed at the ranch to provide for the abandoned, abused and neglected horses we care for. Hay for
the winter months tops this list, but we also need money to pay for antibiotics and medications to care for
the sick and injured, more corral panels and gates to provide areas for incoming rescues, a new hay barn
to keep the hay fresh and clean, a new tractor to help with the many chores on the ranch, a covered arena
where the horses can be exercised, rehabilitated and trained throughout the year and a new feed cart to aid
in delivering food and supplements to all the horses located on the sprawling ranch.

“As you can see we have a great need and rely on donations and opportunities like being one of the
finalists in the Tom's of Maine - “50 States for Good” program to help us reach our goals.” - Teri Farley
Walkin' N Circles Ranch volunteer.

Non-profit finalists from each state were selected from a pool of nearly 1,000 nominations by an
independent panel of judges, featuring including star of “The Vampire Diaries” and non-profit founder
Ian Somerhalder, Matt Petronzio, assistant features editor covering social good for Mashable.com,
Huffington Post columnist Lisa M. Dietlin and Sam Davidson, president of Cool People Care.

“A desire to do more for a favorite nonprofit can often be hindered by a lack of time to volunteer or
financial means to make a donation,” said Susan Dewhirst, goodness programs manager at Tom's of

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Maine. “50 States for Good makes it easy for anyone to have an impact and directly help organizations
that are bringing goodness to communities in a variety of creative and inspiring ways.”

For several decades, Tom's of Maine has donated 10% of its profits back to the community and
encourages employees to use 5% (12 days) of paid time off to volunteer every year. For more information
visit www.tomsofmaine.com.

About The New Mexico Horse Rescue at Walkin' N Circles Ranch
We are here to provide for horses, not they to provide for us... refuge awaits behind our safe gates...

Neglect and ignorance are the most common causes of damage to horses. Unfortunately, individuals do
not have to pass a comprehensive examination before purchasing an equine. Many learn as they go, some
do not care to learn at all. Even though providing the absolute minimum care is legal, it is not healthy for
the equine. Sometimes, those horses end up at WNCR, where we can rehabilitate and provide a safe,
comfortable environment for the horse as well as give the horse a second chance at life.

For more information about the NM Horse Rescue at Walkin' N Circles Ranch please visit our website
at... www.wncr.org

About Tom's of Maine
Tom's of Maine is a leading natural products company focused on oral and personal care carrying high
quality toothpaste, mouthwash, dental floss, deodorant and bar soap products. The company has a
long-standing commitment to supporting people, communities and the living planet. For over 42 years,
TOMs has sponsored hundreds of nonprofit efforts by giving 10% of its profits back to organizations that
support human and environmental goodness and by encouraging employees to use 5% (12 days) of
employee time to volunteer. TOMs employees regularly contribute suggestions for improving the
company's high sustainability standards. And their ideas, from wind power to ways to improve recycled
and recyclable packaging options, are critical to the company's sensitive way of doing business. Most
Tom's of Maine products are vegan, kosher, halal-certified and all packaging is recyclable through a
partnership with upcycling leader TerraCycle or participating municipalities. Tom's of Maine enjoys
partnering with its consumers, vendors and community organizations to support lasting, positive change
that is good for people and the planet. Visit us online at http://www.tomsofmaine.com/ or at
http://www.facebook.com/TomsofMaine.




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Contact Information:
NM Horse Rescue at Walkin' N Circles Ranch
Teri Farley
505-270-5578
Contact via Email
http://www.wncr.org/
Walkin N Circles Ranch
Executive Director
Charles Graham
P.O. Box 626
Edgewood, NM 87015
505-286-0779

The ranch is located at
198 Weimer Road
Stanley, NM 87056-9731


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