Dan West was a farmer from the American Midwest and member of the Church of the Brethren who went to the front lines of the Spanish Civil War as an aid worker. His mission was to provide relief, but he soon discovered the meager single cup of milk rationed to the weary refugees once a day was not enough.
And then he had a thought: What if they had not a cup, but a cow?
That “teach a man to fish” philosophy is what drove West to found Heifer International. And now, nearly 70 years later, that philosophy still inspires the organization’s work to end world hunger and poverty throughout the world once and for all.
Animals provide partners with both food and reliable income, as agricultural products such as milk, eggs and honey can be traded or sold at market. When many families gain this new sustainable income, it brings new opportunities for building schools, creating agricultural cooperatives, forming community savings and funding small businesses.
For many years our Sunday School has supported Heifer International. Children are asked to bring their dimes to Sunday School to be placed in the special Heifer Bank. In past years the Sunday School has raised over $400 yearly. The Christian Education Committee has decided to make these purchases to help Heifer International with its programs:
This year's goal is to raise $250.00