Press Releases

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

Heifer staff safe after Uganda mudslides; impact on families not yet known

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (June 25, 2012) – Heifer International Uganda country staff are reported safe after heavy rains triggered several mudslides in the Bugisu sub-region of eastern Uganda. Work to determine impact on communities Heifer serves in

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Archbishop Desmond Tutu supports Read to Feed®

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (June 25, 2012) – At a time when fewer children are reading fewer books, Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu, Nobel and Gandhi Prize recipient and human rights activist from South Africa, has voiced his support for Heifer

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Philip West, son of Heifer International founder Dan West, passes away

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (June 21, 2012) – Heifer International is saddened to learn of the passing of Philip West, a son of our founder, Dan West. Philip West died Thursday in Missoula, Mont., surrounded by family. He is the brother of longtime

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Honor Dad with a Gift from Heifer International

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (June 14, 2012) – Sonora Dodd was the driving force behind the establishment of Father’s Day in 1910, to honor of her father, a Civil War veteran who raised six children on his own. This Father’s Day, you can honor

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Heifer International Celebrates Green Economy on World Environment Day

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (June 5, 2012) – On World Environment Day, Heifer International is proud to be a part of the Green Economy, from Heifer’s LEED Platinum-certified headquarters to its projects around the world that care for the Earth at

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Give Dad a Unique Heifer International Gift For Father’s Day

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (June 5, 2012) – Father’s Day gift-giving isn’t easy for the dad who seems to have everything. (Does he really want another tie?) But shopping for Dad doesn’t need to be difficult, if you remember that

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Heifer International Marks International Children’s Day

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (June 1, 2012) – No smile is more sweet than that of a child, and no cry is more cutting than the wail of a toddler. Children are not just the precious keepers of the future.  They are a source of joy and purpose for

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Learn About Heifer International in Nepal at May 31 Brown Bag

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (May 25, 2012) – An expert on Nepal comes to Little Rock on Thursday at a brown bag lunch discussion on the campus of Heifer International. Dr. Shubh Mahato, country director of Heifer Nepal, will discuss a large new goat and

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Jay Wittmeyer Appointed to Heifer International Board of Directors

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (May 17, 2012) – Jay A. Wittmeyer, Executive Director for Global Mission and Service for the Church of the Brethren, has been appointed as the Church’s representative to the Board of Directors of Heifer

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Susan Sarandon Says... Give Heifer International for Mother’s Day

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (May 10, 2012) – When you were young, your mom told you to be anything you wanted to and that you could change the world. What better way to thank your mother for what she’s done for you and show her that you will change

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