Mary and Bill Ruth, members of Pleasant Hill Community Church, have concluded their 2018 Partners in Service volunteering (January-March) at Heifer Ranch in Perryville, Arkansas, where they lived on the 1200 acre ranch and worked full time in the Hospitality Department covering the Visitors Center and Gift Shop. Mary and Bill worked alongside 25 other full time residential volunteers (several of whom were there through the Partners in Service program.) The Ranch is an educational facility offering tours, programs and overnight global village experiences and welcomes over 15,000 visitors a year.
Heifer International’s mission is to end hunger and poverty while caring for the Earth. For more than 70 years, Heifer International has provided livestock and environmentally sound agricultural training to improve the lives of those who struggle daily for reliable sources of food and income. Heifer currently works in 30 countries, including the United States, to help families and communities become more self-reliant.