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Headwaters Doctor Aids Rural Health in His Native Nepal July 19, 2017

By Dr. Roshan Khatri Recently, our hospital organized a health camp at a place called Bamti Bhandar, a beautiful but remote location bordering the Everest region. It was a three-day camp where we provided free general health care, dental, ophthalmological and physical therapy services. We also distributed free medicines to the public. It was a huge success – 556 patients turned out in three days, some even walked more than 10

Inside Out Project Celebrates Somali-American Community July 17, 2017

Orion Associates, in partnership with Headwaters Relief Organization, recently organized an art installation showcasing people from the Minneapolis Somali-American community, their personalities, sacrifices, creativity, hard work, and patriotism. Inspired by the global Inside Out Project, the installation features 100 large format portraits temporally affixed on a three-story building at 133 1st Avenue North in downtown Minneapolis. With the goal of breaking down barriers and bringing light to the diversity of

Bringing Humanity to the Refugee Crisis

Kirsten Helgeson, a Headwaters volunteer, recently had a chance to sit down with the online magazine Foxx Tales to talk about her experiences working with refugees in Greece. Read the full article HERE.

Reaching Ebola Survivors in West Africa July 12, 2017

Headwaters volunteers traveled to Liberia and Sierra Leone with the desire to support survivors of the 2014-15 Ebola outbreak. Volunteer Annie Logan, a native of Liberia and a U.S. citizen, introduced the team to Pastor Joseph Gardea Johnson of Restoration Baptist Ministries, her former congregation. The team participated in the church’s weekly feeding program for children. The church also participated in a conference honoring healthcare workers who worked the front

Headwaters Receives Westfield Legacy of Caring Grant June 6, 2017

Westfield Insurance Foundation recently joined Christensen Group in awarding Headwaters Relief Organization a Westfield Legacy of Caring grant to support Headwaters’ disaster recovery activities. The grant was recently handed off to Cheryl Vennerstrom and Doug Nathan at the Headwaters office by Paul Schnebele of Westfield Insurance and Diana Harms and Jennifer Streiff of Christensen Group.  

One Child at a Time

Luxon Boursiquot, director of Life Christian Orphanage in Haiti sent us this video to share with the individuals who are sponsoring the orphans. Thank you sponsors!

Helping Rural Wisconsin June 5, 2017

On May 16, an EF3 tornado stuck an 83-mile path across north central Wisconsin and was on the ground for a record 2 hours. In its track was the small town of Chetek, located in a heavily wooded area dotted with lakes and vacation homes, where the tornado relentlessly splintered tens of thousands of trees and upended mobile homes and RVs. Headwaters volunteers responded to the ongoing clean-up efforts in

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

Mothers Giving Back Love Fundraising Breakfast

Mothers 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

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