About Heifer International
Heifer International's mission is to work with communities to end world hunger and poverty and to care for the Earth.


HOW IT WORKS
We empower families to turn hunger and poverty into hope and prosperity – but our approach is more than just giving them a handout. Heifer links communities and helps bring sustainable agriculture and commerce to areas with a long history of poverty. Our 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.

To find out how you can make a donation to the Heifer Project International  through Meadow Branch COB to Heifer please follow the link below.
If you ever have questions or need assistance, please email Heifer International  at fundraise@heifer.org or call us at 855.9HUNGER (855.948.6437). We are here to support you every step of the way.
Together we have power over poverty.

Your Friends at Heifer International



Please Help Emma Haines!!!

  On 4/27/16 Emma and her family received devastating news about her health. She was diagnosed with Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorder Associated with Streptococcal Infections also known as PANDAS. PANDAS occurs when strep triggers a misdirected immune response resulting in inflammation 
of a child’s brain. Some symptoms can be anxiety, OCD, fatigue, loss of different cognitive abilities, fear of choking while eating, weight loss, emotional distress, tics, personality changes, decline in math and handwriting abilities, etc. These are just a handful of symptoms that are life changing, debilitating and deteriorating.

The treatment path that would help Emma best is heavy antibiotics to prep her body for IVIG. IVIG is an intravenous blood product (the immunoglobulin element of donor’s blood) that is regularly given to children and adults alike who have certain immune deficiencies. The hope is that the donor antibodies may “retrain” the abnormal antibodies in the patient or the large amounts administered may simply overwhelm the harmful antibodies – thereby removing them from the PANDAS patient. It is a process done over a few days. Results vary from a few days to months to a year for severe cases. In seeking treatment as soon as possible, we are hoping to steer clear of having her in the severe category.

Unfortunately, the best path for Emma does come at a cost. It will be at least $10,000. 00 for each IVIG 
treatment. Insurance will not cover this treatment. As a community, we are a family and we need to take
care of each other. Our goal is to support the Haines 
family in every way that we can and we need to 
raise this money so we can get our Emma back. She has too much to do in this world!

Emma is a triplet (2 girls, 1 boy) who is in 5th grade. She likes to do things 11 year olds do like riding bikes, playing outside, swimming, joking with friends and family. She is very artistic and wants to grow up to be a 
veterinarian.

Any donation will be greatly appreciated! You can donate directly to the go fund me campaign created by Jennell Keller. Please click on the link in Red to go directly to the campaign page on go fund me!l  You can also go onto our  Facebook page and donate!  www.gofundme.com/22xdy6k
New Roof Fund!
The Stewards, in conjunction with the Church Board
and Council Meeting, have established a new roofing fund in expectation of having to replace the roofs of the church and the parsonage. They have outlived their life expectancy! Within the next 2 years they will need to be replaced at an approximate cost of $38,000. If you would like to contribute to this important fund, please designate on the memo line of your check, "roofing fund".