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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. (Nov. 21, 2012) – Turkeys are delicious, but they aren’t the only animal that can bring joy this Thanksgiving. How about a llama, duck or water buffalo? These animals won’t provide a Thanksgiving feast; they’ll be given by Heifer International to families in poverty around the world, making them self-sufficient by providing milk, eggs, meat, manure and other beneficial products.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Nov. 7, 2012) – The holiday season is the perfect time to show our loved ones that we care - about them, and about the world we share. Holiday gift-givers can make a different and generous choice for exchanging gifts with this year’s selection of life-changing gifts from Heifer International.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Nov. 9, 2012) – Heifer International is extending its agricultural community development model in South Asia by expanding its work into Bangladesh and opening a country program office there.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Nov. 8, 2012) - Heifer Guatemala staff is assessing damage and needs for assistance among its project partners and participants there after the massive earthquake Wednesday. Currently, all Heifer International employees are safe and no staff or project participants were reported injured.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Nov. 2, 2012) – Heifer International’s Haiti country program is today distributing emergency aid to 400 families affected by Tropical Storm Sandy, reports Country Director Hervil Cherubin in his latest storm update.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Oct. 29, 2012) - Hundreds of animals and thousands of dollars in crops are among the losses suffered by Heifer International project participants in Haiti after Tropical Storm Sandy passed near the island nation late last week. The storm, which is now a Category 1 hurricane slamming into the East Coast of the United States, has caused 51 deaths in Haiti, mainly due to flooding after heavy rains.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Oct. 26, 2012) – Heifer International’s Haiti country office remains closed on Friday as the country recovers from the rains and flooding caused by Tropical Storm Sandy. Country Director Hervil Cherubin reports that the situation near Heifer’s office in Les Cayes remains fragile, and rain continues.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Oct. 25, 2012) – Heifer International's Haiti country office remains closed today after Tropical Storm Sandy passed near the island country, dumping several inches of rain. The storm, which has been upgraded to a Category 2 hurricane, is expected to produce a total of 6 to 12 inches of rain across Haiti and the Dominican Republic.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Oct. 23, 2012) – Heifer International hosted a session of the Experience America trip with members of the Diplomatic Corps spouses Monday. The trip, organized by the State Department, brought more than 45 ambassadors and spouses representing countries on four continents to visit many Little Rock venues.
ATLANTA, Ga. (Oct 8, 2012) – Heifer International and Oglethorpe University are hosting the first ever Heifer Sustainability Summit on Oct 13, from 1-5 p.m in Lupton Hall Auditorium. The one-day summit will look at the issues surrounding hunger and poverty globally and discuss how Heifer works with smallholder farmers, teaching them agriculture and animal husbandry practices that lead to self-reliance.