Our team

Our team consists of Vietnam and Desert Storm Veterans and their families.  Ultimately, we are Veterans helping Veterans.  Faith and strong family values brought two families together to form Home Place Veterans & Animal Sanctuary. Become a part of our mission and our family by volunteering or allowing us to share our farm with you.

Hayes Wilson

I  am Hayes Wilson. Like many others, I left Desert Storm with severe PTSD. Although my PTSD continues, I was introduced to horticulture right after the war, by my good friend Nathan.

Plants, dirt, animals ground me.

There is nothing like planting a seed and watching it grow. God tells us we plant a seed, water, feed and God gives growth. We know there are many places for help. We like to think that we are different, in that we take a casual approach. Come dig in the dirt, watch the chickens and cows, run our obstacle course, camp out on 32 acres by a running stream. Enjoy bonding by the fire, eat a meal, share some laughter. It is great therapy to work the ground – to create life.

Stacy Strain Wilson

Dan Strain, Vietnam Veteran
Tana Strain, Wife of Dan Strain

Board of Directors

Hayes Wilson, President & Chair
Joyce Spurlin, Treasurer
Stacy Strain Wilson, Secretary

Ground Pounders

Dr. Dan R. Strain, Army Veteran
Tana Strain, Hospitality, Artistic Design, & Marketing
Hayes Wilson, Marine Veteran


Connect with Us

Home Place Veteran & Animal Sanctuary, Inc

14108 County Rd 59
Woodland, AL 36280

(256) 201-2884

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