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Heifer Haiti staff distributed more than 400 packages of food to families affected by Hurricane Sandy on Nov. 2-3, 2012.

Each bag contained rice, corn, sugar, milk, beans, flour and cooking oil. Some kits were given to a group of people with handicaps, many resulting from the 2010 earthquake.

Heifer International is by no means a traditional first responder. We specialize in Values-Based Community Development rather than relief, so in these situations, our work will only complement, not duplicate, the work of government and other immediate-aid non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in an initial response. Our role, when needed, is limited to short-term provisional support—food, water and transportation—with an emphasis on helping existing Heifer project participants. We will direct all efforts toward long-term rehabilitation.



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Heifer International

Heifer International is a nonprofit, non-governmental organization working with communities to end hunger and poverty while caring for the Earth.