Press Releases

Monthly press releases about what's going on with Heifer projects and programs.

Heifer Projects Bring New Jersey Church Together To Fight Hunger During Lent

LITTLE ROCK, Ark.

Engaging children, parents, grandparents and even great-grandparents in Lent activities is a piece of cake for members of First Congregational Church in Westfield, N.J. For six weeks each year the church community focuses on ending hunger and poverty through Heifer International programs such as “Fill the Ark” and “Read to Feed.” The series ends with a cake auction.

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Heifer Projects Brings Washington Farming Community Together

LITTLE ROCK, Ark.

Any Sunday during the season of Lent — March 4 through April 19, 2014 — you will find members of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Enumclaw, Wash., standing outside on church grounds. They’re trying to guess the weight of pigs, the age of heifers and the correct number of chicken eggs in a basket. This is serious business for the farming community.

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United Methodist Church Youth Inspire Lent Focus on Poverty and Hunger

LITTLE ROCK, Ark.

Members of Bethel United Methodist Church in Connecticut plan to use the six weeks of Lent to help their congregation and community learn more about hunger and poverty in the United States. The 250 member church is following the lead of its youth group who engage in the summer with a service project to help low-income families in Central Appalachia.

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Heifer International V.P. Wins National Fundraising Award

LITTLE ROCK, AR

Christy Moore, a native Arkansan and Heifer International’s vice president of marketing, recently won the Fundraising Success’ Nonprofit Fundraising Star Award given by editors at Fundraising Success Magazine.

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Celebrate your Honey this Valentine’s Day with a Gift to Heifer International

LITTLE ROCK, AR

More than 60 percent of Americans will celebrate Valentine’s Day this Friday spending, on average, $126.00 per person. Most of that spending will be on flowers, chocolates and other uninspired gifts that lack thought and imagination.

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Torrential Rain and Floods in Bolivia Impact Nearly 800 Heifer International Farming Families

LITTLE ROCK, AR

Nearly 800 Heifer International farming families are being affected by heavy rainfall and damaging floods in the northern regions of Bolivia.

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Pete Kappelman Named to Heifer International Board of Directors

LITTLE ROCK, AR

Pete Kappelman, a fourth-generation dairy farmer from Two Rivers, Wisconsin, has been elected to an at-large position of the Board of Directors of Heifer International, an international development organization whose mission is to end hunger and poverty.

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Arlene Falk Withers Named Chair of Heifer International Board of Directors

LITTLE ROCK, AR

Arlene Falk Withers has been named Chair of the Board of Directors of Heifer International, an international development organization whose mission is to end hunger and poverty while caring for the Earth.

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Esther Cohen Named to Heifer International Board of Directors

LITTLE ROCK, AR

Esther Cohen, the chief operating officer for Episcopal Relief & Development, the international humanitarian agency of the Episcopal Church, was recently named to the Board of Directors of Heifer International, an international development organization whose mission is to end hunger and poverty.

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Andrew Kang Bartlett Named to Heifer International Board of Directors

LITTLE ROCK, AR

Andrew Kang Bartlett of Louisville, Ky. has been elected to the Board of Directors of Heifer International, an international development organization whose mission is to end hunger and poverty. Kang Bartlett will serve the volunteer board as a Covenant Agency Director representing the Presbyterian Hunger Program.

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