On Friday, March 16, seven Sloan-Hendrix FFA members, accompanied by Mr. Wallis and Mr. Rorex, presented Heifer International with a $2,000 check at the Heifer International Headquarters in Little Rock.  This is the third year SHHS FFA has raised funds for Heifer International during the annual FFA Week.  Heifer International is an Arkansas based non-profit organization that provides livestock to third world country farmers. According to junior FFA member Eunita Ames, "This is a great project that does an enormous amount of good world wide.  However, they are not just overseas, but also in the United States, helping to solve hunger issues here at home.  Heifer International is extremely conscious of the problems of countries they enter.  They never go into a country where a war is going on and  have to be asked before bringing their unique aid to the people of the country."  The students also toured the facilities discovering that Heifer International Headquarters was the first certified Platinum Green building built in Arkansas.  Platinum Green buildings are designed to promote environmentally friendly practices that increase profitability while reducing the negative environmental impacts of buildings and improving occupant health and well-being.  FFA member Ashley Ward said, "They really practice what they preach when it comes to sustainability.  At the Heifer International building, rainwater is recycled for toilets, the building practically heats itself from all the glass and the way it was constructed, and they produce so much electricity from their solar panels on the roof, they sell the electricity for a profit."  Thanks to all who donated to this worthy project.