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Congressman Garcia Donates Salary To Blue Star Ranch

Congressman Mike Garcia (R, CA-25) donated his monthly salary to Blue Star Ranch, a Newhall-based non-profit that assists veterans who suffer from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) through equine-assisted therapy.

On Tuesday, Congressman Mike Garcia presented a personal monthly salary donation to the Blue Star Ranch, a Newhall mental health non-profit that works with veterans who suffer from PTSD and their families through equine-assisted therapy, according to a statement from Garcia’s office.

“Our veterans and their families make incredible sacrifices for our nation,” Garcia said in a statement issued Tuesday. “For many, it doesn’t end when they return home. Too many of our heroes suffer from wounds we can’t see, and we must do everything we can to make sure they get the help they need and deserve.”

The donation is Garcia’s last of 2020, and follows his November contribution to the Sheriff’s Department Youth Activities League, a Val Verde after-school program that provides food, tutoring, counseling and mentorship for local students.

“Equine therapy offers an opportunity for many veterans to overcome some of the barriers to treatment, and I am proud to support the Blue Star Ranch and the important work they are doing for folks who have given so much,” Garcia said.

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Because of the ongoing pandemic, Blue Star ranch has been unable to hold their usual fundraisers, according to Nancy Zhe, Blue Star Ranch Executive Director.

“The Congressman’s donation is very important to be able to keep our ranch going to serve our veterans with PTSD and their families,” Zhe said. “This donation will help us take care of the animals and the ranch and make sure we get through to next year so we can continue our work.”

In his seven months in office, Garcia has personally contributed to a number of local organizations, including non-profits supporting local law enforcement officers, the SCV Food Pantry and Circle of Hope, a charity that works with Santa Clarita residents battling cancer, according to his office.

With the 25th district in the midst of another round of shutdowns, Garcia plans to continue to fulfill his June pledge to donate the equivalent of 10% of his salary to local charitable organizations.


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Congressman Garcia Donates Salary To Blue Star Ranch

12 comments

  1. Did he donate his entire monthly salary as the headline states, or 10% as the article states?
    Either is noble and generous, but there’s a significant difference between the two.

  2. Thank you for serving our country and what a great thing you do for your fellow Americans

  3. So what happened to hands off government and pull your own bootstraps up, Rethug Garcia? Those of us who aren’t fooled know that you’re just doing pr bs stunts to justify your rightwing libertarian policies.

  4. Jack Toobin: No matter what a decent Republican does, deceitful Liberals tear it down! We bet he wouldn’t allow the demonic Liberal destruction of cities from Seattle to LA, Chicago, Baltimore, Minneapolis, Kenosha, Philadelphia, NY, etc.! Look at the Satanic Liberals, Gas-con, Breed, Newsom, Garrshity, etc. the Liberals voted in after what it did to San Francisco!

  5. No good deed goes unpunished. Happy New Year!

  6. World traveler, really has seen and experienced so much (so that we can respect his wisdom).

  7. Nice work, Mike! May the rest of the D.C. scum learn from this. On BOTH sides of the aisle.

  8. Republicans love that tax write off

    • Bobby the Jones: Everyone likes a legal tax right off! At least it’s not contributing to the deceitful Liberals like Soros, Hillary, Obama, Newsom, Garrshity, etc., who’s contributing degenerates society!

  9. Thanks for your service Mike, and double thanks for helping our vets!!

  10. Thank you Congressman Garcia for your donation to worthy causes for veterans. We look forward to these next years with you in office.

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