2011 Red River Flooding

April 25, 2011

Headwaters Relief Organization sent a group of eight volunteers to the Fargo / Moorhead area on April 7th, in response to the threat of Red River flooding in the region. While there, the volunteers worked on the sandbagging efforts. Patty Smith, Program Director with Zenith Services, led this group. The following are from her reflections on […]

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Rebecca Hage Thomley Featured on Phil Bolsta’s Blog: Triumph of the Spirit

March 3, 2011

Rebecca Hage Thomley and her work through Headwaters Relief Organization, in New Orleans, the Midwest and Haiti was featured on Phil Bolsta’s blog at bolstablog.wordpress.com. In the article, Rebecca discusses her commitment to serving others, because it is “the right thing to do.” The article concludes with Rebecca’s statement that “Our mission is making this a better […]

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Headwaters Relief Organization’s Third Trip to Haiti

February 3, 2011

On February 25, 2011, a group of eleven Headwaters Relief Organization volunteers embarked on a third, week long, trip to Haiti. They arrived in Port Au Prince and stayed in Montrouis, Haiti, located an hour and half outside of the capital. “Johnny’s” orphanage was the first that the Headwaters volunteers visited. Through generous donations from many Headwaters […]

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Headwaters Relief Organization Volunteers Returns to Haiti

September 3, 2010

Fourteen Headwaters Relief Organization volunteers traveled to Haiti from September 18 to 24, 2010. Over half of the volunteers had participated in Headwaters’ first trip to Haiti in July. The volunteers continued their work with children in four orphanages that they had visited during their July trip and spent time in two new orphanages. One of the […]

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Headwaters Relief Organization Responds for a Flooding in Southeastern Minnesota

September 3, 2010

Headwaters Relief Organization sent nineteen volunteers, on three separate trips, to southeastern Minnesota, in response to the flooding of the Zumbro River in the Oronoco, Minnesota area, on September 29th, October 1st and October 7th. On September 29th, the first group of volunteers arrived in Oronoco and worked on a flood damaged home near the river. […]

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Five Years After Hurricane Katrina: Headwaters Relief Organization Featured in the Twin Cities’ Channel 12 News Story

August 3, 2010

Headwaters Relief Organization was featured in a Twin Cities’ Channel 12 (http://www.twelve.tv/) news story, recognizing the five year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina and describing Headwaters’ ongoing work in New Orleans and the region. Hurricane Katrina was the event that led to the “River of Hope” project and the founding of Headwaters Relief Organization. It initiated the […]

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Headwaters Relief Organization Returns to Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana, in Response to the Gulf Oil Spill

August 3, 2010

Headwaters Relief Organization volunteers traveled to Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana, from August 24 to 29, 2010, to assist in the recovery from the Gulf Oil Spill. This was Headwaters’ second trip to Plaquemines Parish, having been there in September 2008, in response to Hurricane Gustav. The volunteers’ intension was to provide mental health support to people in […]

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Headwaters Relief Organization Travels to Haiti

July 3, 2010

Twelve Headwaters Relief Organization volunteers traveled to Haiti from July 17th through the 24th. The volunteers’ described their experiences as memorable and life changing as they saw that there was so much need in Haiti and so few resources to meet those needs. Of all that the volunteers saw and did, what stood out for them were […]

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