As a volunteer and donor with 10 years of service to Heifer International, Ashley Stone is a vocal proponent of the organization’s work to end hunger and poverty. Stone’s deep experiences with Heifer fire her conviction to support the mission and pass on the gift.
Think for a moment about the pressing challenges the world faces: poverty, hunger, political instability, war and climate change. Issues like this are what drove author Judith Schwartz to write her book "Cows Save the Planet."
Dairy farmers in Heifer International's EADD program go to great lengths to ensure their milk cans are meticulously cleaned inside between deliveries so their milk will meet quality standards at the chilling plant and not be turned away.
Milk donation is a key component of the Heifer Milk for Orphans project. The program builds on an earlier project, Farmers Feed the Children, which required that Heifer cow recipients provide either milk or meat to child-care institutions such as hospitals and orphanages.
A global web of supporters, volunteers and staffers carry out Heifer International’s work today, but 70 years ago it was all up to a few boatloads of cowhands. This volunteer crew helped out from start to finish, raising the animals, transporting them from the heartland to the shore and...