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In this section of Heifer International's Online Press Room, you will find news releases about Heifer's projects and programs. Releases are listed chronologically and archived by year.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Heifer International is issuing an emergency appeal for funds to help families in Haiti recover and restore their lives in the wake of the catastrophic 7.0 magnitude earthquake that struck the tiny Caribbean nation on Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2010.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Heifer International announced today that Jo Luck, president and chief executive officer, is beginning a new role, as president, stepping away from her position as chief executive to write a book about her experiences with the global hunger and poverty organization.
NEW YORK – Heifer International and its work to empower families in need was introduced to more than 400 business and industry leaders at the 12th annual 25 Influential Black Women in Business luncheon in New York City.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Heifer International will join hundreds of millions of people, organizations, corporations and governments around the world Saturday, March 27, in a demonstration of concern about climate change by going dark—turning off its lights from 8:30-9:30 p.m.—to celebrate Earth Hour.
MARCH 1, 2010 – Heifer International staff in Les Cayes, Haiti, working to support other organizations’ humanitarian efforts in the wake of the January earthquake and to assess the needs of thousands of affected Heifer project partner families, were dealt another setback Saturday when the area was struck by floodwaters measuring more than 60 inches.
This is a first-person account of the situation in Haiti, from Justin Alce, Heifer International interim country director for Haiti:
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – On January 12, 2010, a devastating 7.0–magnitude earthquake struck Haiti, killing more than 200,000 people and displacing more than two million. At the time of the earthquake, Heifer International was reorganizing its Haiti program, which had six employees in two offices—in Les Cayes in the south and Cap-Haitien in the north.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Sept. 23, 2010) – Heifer International's Education Division announced today that a concept paper, "Creating a World of Citizen Engagement through Global Education," has been selected as a Top Program by the Community-based Organizations Task Force and the U.S. Center for Citizen Diplomacy (USCCD). The paper will be presented at the U.S. Summit for Global Citizen Diplomacy to be held in November in Washington, D.C.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – For the second year, Heifer International is celebrating its cornerstone value—Passing on the Gift, where families who receive an animal, seeds and training share the animal’s first-born female offspring—along with training and information—to another family, by declaring April Passing on the Gift Month.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Heifer International, whose proven sustainable solution to poverty has helped 12 million families in countries around the world lift themselves to self-reliance, applauds former President Clinton’s call urging aid groups to help Haiti become self-sufficient.