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Volunteers Respond to Rural Arkansas Flooding May 24, 2017

Families located in a remote section of northern Arkansas were forced to flee their homes after more than 10 inches of rain fell on April 29 and 30, causing the Black River, the area’s major river, to overflow its banks by 28 feet in some of the worst flooding in the past decade. Headwaters volunteers recently responded to support area residents recovering from the devastation. Arriving in the small town

Smiles for the Children of Haiti May 3, 2017

Headwaters volunteers were in Haiti recently to bring essential supplies to children we have been assisting at several schools and orphanages since the 2010 earthquake. Volunteers were greeted with big smiles by the children who are showing the positive effects of our help with their basic needs and safety, thanks to the generosity of donors and volunteers. For example, as a result of a fundraising campaign lead by last year’s

Mother’s Giving Back Love Fundraising Breakfast

Mother’s Giving Back Love is an inspirational one-hour event where mothers and volunteers share how their compassion and love is helping to bring hope to the children of Haiti.  Guests will learn about Headwaters’ commitment to supporting education for Haiti’s most vulnerable children. The breakfast is free and open to all.  It is being held on Tuesday, May 23rd from 8:30-9:30 a.m. at International Market Square suite 117 in Minneapolis. Parking

Volunteer Spotlight – Rick Zwilling April 28, 2017

Improving the Lives of Prisoners Rick Zwelling is the Program Administrator for Morning Sun of Ohio. He volunteers to transform lives of prisoners in Ohio through “The Horizon Project.” The project is a Jewish faith-based program that serves approximately 40-60 inmates in a year long process. The Horizon Project works to improve the lives of the prisoners and has a 95 percent success rate of individuals staying out of prison

Volunteer Spotlight – Margaret Boling April 27, 2017

Building Homes and Changing Lives Margaret Boling is a Case Manager with Meridian Services. In the past year, she volunteered with Habitat for Humanity at a site in Minneapolis. She and other Case Managers spent time at the site working on a foundation, walls, and garage door frames for a house. The group was motivated to create a new home for a family who needed it. Habitat for Humanity has

Volunteer Spotlight – Ceil Van Campen April 25, 2017

Bringing Warmth to the Homeless Ceil Van Campen is a Family Services Coordinator with Morning Sun Financial Services and an active volunteer!  For the past eight years or so Ceil has been consistently giving her time  and talents to Inner City Out Reach (ICOR).  ICOR is an organization in Utah that provides warm winter clothing to the homeless population.  Prior to distribution, Ceil purchases new items such as gloves, hats,

Volunteer Spotlight – Jason Hoffrogge April 24, 2017

Coaching and Teaching Life Lessons Jason Hoffrogge, Orion Associates’ Training Director, has volunteered with Golden Valley Little League since 2011 where he has served as equipment manager, a member of the Board of Directors, and coach for his sons’ teams. With games or practice every night, he spends as much as 10 hours a week coaching and enjoys every minute of it. “I love being outside and around the kids,” says

Volunteer Spotlight – Brandi Osbourne April 23, 2017

Helping Children in Need Brandi Osborne, Program Administrator for Morning Sun Financial Services of Tennessee, is a passionate volunteer for her church, Long Hollow Baptist Church, a staple in the rural community where she lives outside of Nashville. Brandi volunteers for several church activities, including caring for children during services and outreach to the elderly. Another project is “Operation Christmas” where church members adopt a child in need and assemble

Headwaters Expands Zika Prevention and Education in Haiti with Donation from SC Johnson April 17, 2017

Headwaters is pleased to announce a major donation from SC Johnson of nearly 90,000 cans of OFF!® Deep Woods® and OFF!® FamilyCare personal repellant.  This donation will provide families with preventative resources against mosquitoes that may carry disease, complimenting two years of Headwaters’ public health education and initiatives in Haiti. Working on the ground in Haiti since the earthquake in 2010, Headwaters has built a network of trusted NGO partners.

Our Volunteers Are What Makes Us Great

As we approach National Volunteer week we’d like to show our appreciation to all our wonderful volunteers. Without them, we would not exist. Learn more about what makes us great.

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