How Utahns are using goats to help refugees

Good Morning Utah

People in Utah are helping refugees in a unique way. It’s all about goats. People are holding several events this weekend to benefit Lifting Hands International. It’s taking the proceeds to give goats to those refugees in need. One event is a concert in Provo, and the other is a race called Run 4 Refugees. Christina Pearson from LHI joined Good Morning Utah to explain why goats, where they’re going and how you can join the cause.  

“We feel lucky to live in a country where we enjoy so many luxuries while others are fleeing from war. We’re bringing goats to Syrian refugees living across the border in Jordan. They live in tents and eat dry ration packs. The goats will live 10-12 years, will grow into herds, and provide much needed nutrients,” explained Christina. 

Before they were refugees, Syrians raised cattle, sheep, and goats. They know what to do and are bale to use the goats to produce milk and cheese.  The goats also become like their pets and help the children overcome trauma from war.

A concert in Provo and a race in Lehi are happening the weekend of August 4th to raise money for our Gather for Goats program.

Learn more online at

Copyright 2020 Nexstar Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

How to Help During the Holidays

More Toys for Tots