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SMACNA Donates $5,000 to Arizona Equine Rescue

Oct 28, 2016

PHOENIX — Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association (SMACNA) 2016 President Guy Gast presented a $5,000 check to Soleil Dolce, vice president of the Arizona Equine Rescue Organization, Scottsdale, Ariz., during SMACNA’s 73rd Annual Convention on Wednesday, Oct. 19.

Charity_x300SMACNA 2016 President Guy Gast (left) presents a check to Soleil Dolce of the Arizona Equine Rescue Organization for the rescue and rehabilitation of unwanted horses during SMACNA’s 73rd Annual Convention.

The Arizona Equine Rescue Organization (AERO) provides equine rescue, rehabilitation, and community outreach and education in the Phoenix area. They are a highly specialized health center that delivers the months of rehabilitation needed for abandoned, abused, and neglected horses requiring intensive medical care.

The organization provides a productive life for unwanted horses and offers a community resource for youth who find solace in spending time with the horses. Working in partnership with law enforcement, equine health-care providers, and community awareness, AERO is making a difference—one horse and one child at a time.

Operating without a paid staff, AERO relies on the efforts of their volunteers who contribute more than 7,000 hours in a single year. Learn more at

Each year SMACNA makes a donation to a local charity in the convention host city.

SMACNA, an international trade association representing 3,500 contributing contractor firms, is a leader in promoting quality and excellence in the sheet metal and air conditioning industry. SMACNA has national offices in Chantilly, Va., outside of Washington, D.C., and on Capitol Hill. Visit


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