Co-founders win Red Cross award

Co-founders of Heart Walk Foundation received the 2015 Red Cross Heroes Award for International Services in March. Following a remarkable year, Tim and Penelope Eicher of Dammeron Valley, Utah, said the award reflects the effort and service of hundreds of volunteers, donors and supporters.

“It is very important for us to assist these beautiful people in understanding the value of their unique culture,” Tim Eicher said. “We want to help them preserve their deep traditions so the Q’ero children can draw on the strengths of their ancestors as they adapt to the complexities of the modern world.”

In May, Foundation board members will return to the villages for the twelfth year to evaluate progress of greenhouses, deliver seeds and initiate a seed saving program, assess conditions of the trout, and begin recording the elders’ oral histories.

Read more on the award and Heart Walk Foundation projects in the St. George News.