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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.

Headwaters Relief Efforts in Greece Featured on CCX News April 11, 2017

Our work in Greece was recently highlighted on CCX News. Headwaters has been working with refugees from Syria, Afghanistan and Iraq, providing psychological services, especially play therapy to children. Our goal is to bring hope and healing to people that have lost everything and to build trust.

Helping Families in Crisis in Greece March 21, 2017

Headwaters Relief Organization’s volunteers continued their work in psychosocial support and training in Greek refugee camps. As this humanitarian crisis continues to escalate, Headwaters is making an important contribution. Volunteers traveled to the Greek island of Lesbos. Located in the northeastern Aegean Sea, Lesbos is a short distance from Turkey and is one of several Greek islands where hundreds of refugees arrive every day. There, volunteers spent time at several settlements.

Support for Survivors of New Orleans’ Tornado February 18, 2017

On February 7th, a powerful tornado touched down in the New Orleans East neighborhood damaging homes and businesses,  injuring several dozen people. and leaving thousands without power.  This area was also severely damaged by Hurricane Katrina in 2005  and since then we have had an ongoing relationship with the neighborhood and New Salem Baptist Church providing support in many forms. You can read about our history in New Orleans here. Our

Making a Difference in Tennessee February 8, 2017

Headwaters volunteers recently teamed up with staff from Morning Sun Financial Services and spent several days assisting with the cleanup efforts from the wildfires that devastated east Tennessee in December. Morning Sun serves as the statewide financial management service and supports brokerage agency for individuals who self-direct their services on the Self-Determination Waiver. The East region supports brokers, Vivian Abbas and Ashlee Willett, hauled debris for residents high up in the Great Smoky

Advocating Education for Refugee Children February 7, 2017

  Among the many problems that parents and children face living in refugee camps is a lack education. While the U.N has pledged to provide aid for education for these children, the funding has not materialized. Children rights organizations, including Education Cannot Wait, and humanitarian organizations that are working to provide support for the millions of refugees throughout the world have spoken out about this problem. Headwaters recently added its

Headwaters Volunteers Provide Mental Health Training in St. John January 20, 2017

Headwaters responded to a national request to assist the island of St. John with the further development of their emergency response system. A strong team led by St. John’s Community Foundation had been actively working to enhance their infrastructure for disaster response. Our team provided support in one of their areas of expertise: psychosocial support in disaster response for first-responders, health care professionals, community leaders and emergency management personnel in