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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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Rebecca Hage Thomley Featured in a Minnesota Business Magazine Article Regarding “Servant Leadership” and Headwaters Relief Organization

March 3, 2010

Rebecca Hage Thomley, our organization’s Chief Executive Officer, was featured in the March 2010 edition of MinnesotaBusiness magazine, discussing her “servant leadership” approach to life and how it led to her founding and leading Headwaters Relief Organization in its ongoing work in New Orleans. The article can be found at: MinnesotaBusiness magazine – March 2010 […]

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Headwater Relief Organization’s “River of Hope” Project Featured in the Trauma Psychology Journal of the American Psychological Association

December 3, 2009

An article titled “River of Hope:  A Haven of Help in a Storm Devastated Ninth Ward” appeared in the Fall 2009 Trauma Psychology Journal of the American Psychological Association.  The article was co-authored by Dr. Priscilla Dass-Brailsford, of Georgetown University and Rebecca Thomley, of Orion Associates.  The article discussed the initiation of the “River of […]

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Headwater Relief Organization’s “River of Hope” Returns to New Orleans

November 3, 2009

Headwaters Relief Organization, “River of Hope” project volunteers returned and continued their re-building work in New Orleans’s Ninth Ward over the weekend before Thanksgiving. Forty volunteers including principles from two Minnesota based construction companies,Tech Builders, Incorporated and TDB Builders, Incorporated, worked to restore a community building to be used for a children’s resource center. The Headwaters volunteers […]

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The Orion Building’s Designation as a LEED Gold Building Featured in Minneapolis St. Paul Business Journal

October 4, 2009

The Orion Building’s designation as a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold building was featured in Minneapolis St. Paul Business Journal’s October 9, 2009 edition.  The article recognized the importance of LEED certification, but noted the number of buildings becoming LEED certified has grown so significantly in recent years so as no longer to be an unusual […]

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Members of Orion Associates Top Administration Featured in Concordia St. Paul Magazine

September 3, 2009

Rebecca Thomley, our organization’s Chief Executive Officer, Stephen Hage, Chief Administrative Officer, Cheryl Vennerstrom, Chief Operating Officer, and Leann Thompson, senior Executive Administrator, were featured in the Fall 2009 issue of Concordia St. Paul magazine, published by Concordia University, Saint Paul, Minnesota. The article discussed the success of the Orion Associates organization since the four received Master […]

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The “River of Hope” Mental Health Resource Center in Operation in New Orleans

August 9, 2009

The “River of Hope” Mental Health Resource Center was originally operated in 2007 by “River of Hope” volunteers and funded by private donations.  In December 2008, the Resource Center received a grant from the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals Community Based and Rural Health Programs.  The Resource Center offers free walk-in mental health support. […]

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Morning Star Financial Services’ Promotional Video Posted on YouTube

July 3, 2009

Morning Star Financial Services has posted a new promotional video on YouTube, with the goal of promoting Morning Star its services to families and states nationwide. The video can be seen at: Morning Star Financial Services’ Promotional Video Morning Star Financial Services, LLC, was founded in 2006, as a partnership between Orion ISO and Summit Fiscal Agency. It was organized […]

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