Press Releases

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

Heifer International Celebrates 70th Anniversary

LITTLE ROCK, Ark.

It was on this date that 17 heifers bound for Castañer, Puerto Rico, and tended to by men and women nicknamed the ‘seagoing cowboys’ set sail from Mobile, Alabama. It was the first shipment of the newly formed Heifer Project (now Heifer International). The animals were distributed to farming families and helped curb severe milk shortages on the small island.

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Heifer International President and CEO named to InterAction Board

LITTLE ROCK, Ark.

Pierre Ferrari, Heifer International’s President and CEO was recently appointed to InterAction’s Board of Directors. InterAction works to eliminate extreme poverty, uphold human rights, safeguard a sustainable planet and ensure human dignity for poor and vulnerable populations by advancing the goals of the U.S.-based international nonprofit community.

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Heifer Uganda Voted Best in Fighting Hunger and Poverty

LITTLE ROCK, Ark.

Heifer International Uganda was recently honored with a Uganda Responsible Investment Award after it was voted the Best Hunger and Poverty Eradication organization in the country.

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Heifer International Celebrates Fathers Across the Globe this Father’s Day

LITTLE ROCK, Ark.

This Father’s Day, Heifer International would like to celebrate fathers across the globe who work hard to provide for their family, often in the face of tremendous difficulties and seemingly insurmountable obstacles.

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Elanco Announces Commitment to East Africa Dairy Development Project

GREENFIELD, IN

Elanco is celebrating World Hunger Day (May 28, 2014), by announcing a $500,000 commitment to Heifer International’s East Africa Dairy Development Project (EADD), continuing the company’s long-term partnership aimed at breaking the cycle of hunger for those most in need.

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Kurt Braunholer is Jumping on a Jet Ski to Save the World

NEW YORK, NY

Kurt Braunohler is out to make the world a better place, one small act of stupidity at a time, in “Roustabout,” produced by Comedy Central’s CC:Studios and premiering on cc.com in July. This first, six-episode installment, “American Jet Ski,” covers Braunohler’s seven city water tour/mission from Chicago to New Orleans to raise money for Heifer International to send 500 goats and 1000 chickens to Africa.

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Media Advisory: Heifer International Holds 2nd Annual ‘Beyond Hunger: Feast in the Field’ Fundraiser

LITTLE ROCK, Ark.

The 2nd annual “Beyond Hunger: Feast in the Field” will benefit Heifer programs here in Arkansas and family farmers in Haiti. Attendees will enjoy a “farm to fork” family style dinner from award-winning chefs from the Capital Hotel. Guests will hear from speakers about the importance of sustainable agriculture and how they can make smart choices in supporting local farmers. Guests will also be treated to a special musical performance by Jason D. Williams.

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Double Your Giving Power this Mother’s Day

LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas

This Mother’s Day, when you give a gift through Heifer International in her honor, it will have double the impact for families in need through our Mother’s Day matching gift challenge.

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Farmers and Staff Safe After Nicaragua Earthquake

LITTLE ROCK, Ark.

At 5:27 p.m. on April 10, 2014, a 6.1-magnitude earthquake centered near Lake Managua in Nicaragua occurred. All Heifer International Nicaragua staff members are safe and sound, and they have taken security measures at the office. Heifer Nicaragua projects are not located in the most affected areas, and no project participants or project counterparts have reported injuries, damages or losses.

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Heifer International Partners in Live Below the Line

LITTLE ROCK, Ark.

Heifer International has signed on as a participating sponsor for the first time with The Global Poverty Project’s Live Below the Line campaign, which seeks to highlight current victories in poverty reduction and provide an experience akin to what life is like for the 1.2 billion people who live in extreme poverty.

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