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Response to Recent Hurricanes September 20, 2017

Texas, Florida and the Caribbean have been hit by record storms. In response, Headwaters Relief has been on the ground in Texas, helping initially with search and rescue efforts and working with families to support their physical recovery needs. Teams of Headwaters volunteers from throughout the U.S. are arriving every week to contribute their time and energy.  Working with churches and other community-based organizations, volunteers have been distributing donated supplies,

Tools and Supplies Needed for Harvey Relief September 5, 2017

We are in need of these supplies as soon as possible! Please drop off at: 9400 Golden Valley Road Golden Valley, MN 55427 Monday – Friday 8 AM – 5 PM Contact Ashely with questions at: *protected email* or 763-450-3783 Please donate any new or use tools and/or supplies: Tool kits that include various sized screw drivers, wrenches, pliers Stanley FatMax Xtreme 55-120 FuBar III Shovels (wide) Wheelbarrows Large pair

Headwaters and the Standing Rock Occupation August 21, 2017

In the fall of 2016, thousands of protesters rallied in opposition to the building of the $3.8 billion Dakota Access Pipeline through tribal lands in North Dakota. Headwaters Relief responded to a national call for support, delivering medical supplies as well as blankets and warm clothes to help winterize the camp. Volunteers found the occupation to be distinctly different from the previous relief work they had experienced with Headwaters. Instead

Supporting Public Health in Haiti August 18, 2017

Headwaters’ most recent trip to Haiti included a public health outreach initiative in the country’s southern region, undertaken with the support of the Ministry of Education. Traveling out from Port-au-Prince, team members distributed printed public health guides (donated by KNOCK Inc.) and lead presentations to caregivers and young people about prevention strategies against vector-borne illnesses including Zika, malaria and Dengue fever. The outreach also provided information about protections against cholera,

Sierra Leone 2017 August 16, 2017

This is a video created by one of our volunteers from a recent trip to Sierra Leone.

A Letter From The Anerdan School August 8, 2017

We received this letter today from one of the schools we visited during our recent trip to Sierra Leone    Hello, Dr. Thomley and the Headwaters’ Team. Greetings from The Anerdan School in Allen Town, Freetown, Sierra Leone. I write to express heartfelt thanks and gratitude to Caritas Freetown, Healey Foundation, and the Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation for the thoughtful good intentions of leading your organization to visit The Anerdan School.

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

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