[Audio] Nonprofit for kids receives hate and praise after protest; Last week’s top stories
In the latest episode of Humboldt Last Week, a nonprofit that helps local at-risk youth has been receiving mixed reactions after their founder attended an anti-Trump rally in Old Town Eureka.
Referring to the protest as “peaceful,” Wild Souls Ranch founder Savanah McCarty discusses why she feels local children could suffer from the president-elect’s policies, her appeal for respect from all sides, the hateful comments she’s received, and Trump supporters who face the same negativity.
McCarty founded Wild Souls Ranch in 2012 following her childhood experiences both with horses and with being an at-risk child in the system herself. According to their website, “the program is not just limited to the art of riding, but utilizes the task of caring for the horses and the bonds that form through this caring as a means to establish trust, respect, and responsibility.”
Also: A parent’s tip likely prevented a bombing at Fortuna High School, British news giant The Guardian took a road trip through Humboldt, Patrick’s Point makes a top-six list, two nursing homes in Eureka aren’t closing after all, a truck gets gobbled up by the ocean, a gun was fired at Winco in Eureka, and the Co-op in Arcata handled a stabbing super well.
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