Heifer In The News

Heifer International CEO Pierre Ferrari to Speak Thursday

Agricultural Economics Undergraduate Program - Texas A&M University

In his seminar lecture from 7-8p.m., Pierre Ferrari, CEO of philanthropic and international development organization Heifer International, will discuss Heifer’s initiatives and the collaborations that allow the organization to continue its fight against global hunger and poverty.

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Heifer International and My Brother's Gifts

The Strategic Learner

This post is from a dear friend and former pastor, Rev. Jenn Simmons, about the value of giving, especially during hard times. Worth reading and reflecting on, particularly as we head into the holiday period.

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A Life of Learning And Adventure

Fairfield Bay News

Carolyn Goettsch, a member of the Little Red River Audubon Society, will give a photographic presentation about the field trip she took to South America with Heifer International, along with her side “adventure” to the Galapagos Islands to view wildlife.

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A Talk on Regenerative Farming (video)

The Permaculture Research Institute

The co-author of Edible Forest Gardens (among other titles) speaks about earth-friendly methods for promoting robust food production while improving soil fertility, sequestering carbon and contributing to equitable economies. The talk was hosted by Heifer International, a non-profit which works with communities around the world to end hunger and poverty through the use of sustainable farm and garden practices.

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Heifer International and My Brother’s Gifts

Searching Sophia's Pockets

My mother walked up the stairs and said, “Heifer, I want to invite our family and friends to give animals in Sean’s memory.” When my brother died very suddenly at at 27 after suffering a head injury and severe trauma we searched for the best way to invite our family and friends to celebrate his life. Years ago he put the heart donation sticker on his drivers license. He wanted to be an organ donor. So, when we had to decide how we wanted to honor and celebrate the life of my brother, giving flocks of chicks, ducks, rabbits, and cows was a perfect fit.

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Inter-Lakes Empty Bowl's project raised $600 in short period of time

The Laconia Daily Sun

The event raised $600 in a short period of time! The funds raised have been divided and given to the following organizations: Center Harbor Food Pantry, Meredith Food Pantry, Heifer International, and the Families In Need Food Fund at Inter-Lakes High School.

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How to help Typhoon Haiyan relief efforts

The Rundown Blog - PBS NewsHour

More than 10,000 people are feared dead after Typhoon Haiyan made landfall Friday in the central Philippines, local officials said. So far, the official death toll is 1,744, but the number is expected to rise as aid organizations mobilize to deliver food, water and medicine to survivors. Here are some ways you can help the recovery efforts:

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UPDATE: Microsoft Disaster Response – Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda

Microsoft Disaster Response Blog

We extend our deep appreciation and gratitude to the many nonprofit organizations on the ground helping with relief efforts for Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda. Those who wish to offer support can do so by donating to the following nonprofit organizations that are providing aid to those impacted:

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La Verne Brethren Alternative Faire offers helpful gift choices

Daily Bulletin

One of the first groups to take part in the faire was Heifer International. The now international nonprofit was founded by Indiana farmer and Brethren parishioner Dan West in the mid-20th century. He supplied food to families impacted by the civil war in Spain, but soon concluded people needed sustenance year-round.

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Not-so-traditional ideas for holiday gifts

Yahoo! Finance Canada

"Why are we spending this much time and energy sending gifts?" she wondered to her husband Bob. That year, they agreed not to buy holiday gifts. Instead, the couple donated to the global nonprofit Heifer International, which brings livestock and agriculture to impoverished areas of the world, and also adopted a family through her church.

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