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Soldiers volunteer to help clean, upgrade nonprofit facility

Posted at 5:38 PM, May 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-16 19:26:46-04

FORT HOOD, TX — Dozens of soldiers visited the nonprofit Hoofbeats for Heroes on Thursday to complete a number of service projects.

From cleaning up after the horses to repainting fences, the soldiers were more than happy to help out.

Sergeant First Class Joshua Boone of the 3rd Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division learned about Hoofbeats for Heroes when his daughter started taking horseback riding lessons.

Boone said he admired the work the nonprofit had done and decided to find ways he could help out.

"Service, I think, it's just giving without expecting something in return," said Boone. "That's what we're all about."

Most recently, he invited dozens of soldiers to complete various service projects for the nonprofit.

Soldiers volunteered to paint fences, clean up after horses and more.

"What they're doing here today is an extension of their hand of service because then they're able to help," said Tiffany Zeitouni, Founder of Hoofbeats for Heroes. "We have pony rides that are going on for other military children. We have therapy programs that go on. So them helping us clean the facility, update the facility and then for them to even just chip in and help us with pony rides, they're helping in a service that you can't put a price tag on."

Those who work for Hoofbeats for Heroes are volunteers who do not receive paychecks.

They said any act of service helps, and they were more than grateful to have the soldiers stop by.