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2011-04-02 00:00:00

Leading domain registrar donates to world hunger organization with special sub-cost sale Vancouver, WA (PRWEB) April 1, 2011 In response to recent controversial news about Go Daddy CEO Bob Parsons sharing a video where he boasts about shooting and killing an African elephant, leading domain registrar and web hosting provider Domain.com is offering Go Daddy customers a coupon to transfer their domain names to Domain.com at sub-cost for $4.99/year. Parsons stands by his decision to kill the...

2010-11-22 11:21:00

LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Nov. 22, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Do you like to make videos? Do you want to make a difference, to help change the world? If the answer is yes then you should visit www.heifer.org/contest. There, Heifer International is offering entrants not only the chance to showcase their talents, but to win a life-changing experience--a trip for himself/herself and one guest to visit a Heifer project in Canada, Latin America, Eastern Europe or Africa during summer 2011, and the chance...

2010-10-28 13:56:00

LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Oct. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Heifer International--a global nonprofit leader of sustainable agricultural development for smallholder farmers--today named Pierre U. Ferrari its chief executive officer. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20101028/DA90973) (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20101028/DA90973) Ferrari, who was born in Africa in 1950 in what was then the Belgian Congo (today the Democratic Republic of the Congo and from 1971 to 1997 called...

2010-08-23 07:00:00

Heifer joins millions of people, organizations and governments that support WSPA's movement to end animal cruelty and establish universal animal welfare standards BOSTON, Aug. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Joining more than 2.2 million people and organizations worldwide, Heifer International today signed on to support the World Society for the Protection of Animals' (WSPA) "Animals Matter to Me" campaign - a movement to encourage changes in policies and legislation to improve animal...

2010-06-16 11:39:00

WASHINGTON, June 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Rev. David Beckmann, president of Bread for the World, has been named a 2010 World Food Prize laureate, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced today. He shares the award, the Nobel Prize equivalent for food and agriculture, with Jo Luck, president of Heifer International. The laureates were recognized for their "landmark achievements in building two of the world's foremost grassroots organizations leading the charge to end hunger and...

2010-01-14 11:44:00

Former board chair to serve as interim chief executive LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Jan. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Heifer International announced today that Jo Luck, president and chief executive officer, is beginning a new role, stepping away from her position as chief executive to write a book about her experiences with the global hunger and poverty organization. "Under Jo Luck's leadership, Heifer International has grown into one of the world's most prominent hunger and poverty partners,"...

2010-01-13 19:20:00

Aid will follow first-responders to help families rebuild lives, livelihoods LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Jan. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- 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. "Heifer is by no means a traditional first responder," said Steve Denne, chief operating officer of the global hunger and...

2009-12-21 12:37:00

LITTLE FALLS, N.J., Dec. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- The deep-rooted tradition of charitable giving at Projects In Knowledge (www.projectsinknowledge.com) is kicking into a higher gear during the 2009 holiday season. Over the last few months, the company has launched several initiatives supporting a number of local, national, and global organizations, all aimed at providing seasonal cheer and assistance to those in need: Shelter Our Sisters (www.shelteroursisters.org) assists women and children who...

2009-12-04 15:20:00

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., Dec. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- It was Bing Crosby who immortalized a white Christmas in his 1942 hit single, but these days more and more eco-conscious consumers are dreaming of a green Christmas instead. If you're looking for ways to reduce your carbon footprint this holiday season, consider these tips from Wake Forest University Director of Sustainability Dedee DeLongpre Johnston: Use sustainable gift-wrap. Consider saving and re-using holiday wrapping paper...

2009-11-17 04:00:00

Franconia, N.H., Nov. 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- This holiday season, Garnet Hill continues its tradition of social advocacy by partnering with Heifer International, an organization dedicated to ending world hunger. As it has in the past with other like-minded initiatives, Garnet Hill will donate a portion of its proceeds during the holiday season and beyond to support Heifer International. Garnet Hill's approach to supporting a cause In the summer of 2009, Garnet Hill asked our...