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 struck 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

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