Headwaters Relief Organization enjoyed a successful and productive 2013 thanks to the commitment of our volunteers and the support of our donors. and partners. We celebrate the initiatives in which we engaged during 2013 as we look forward to 2014!
Recently we recently sent a group of volunteers to the Philippines to perform desperately needed relief work in the aftermath of Super Typhoon Haiyan. Members of the group traveled to several remote villages in the Tacloban area, often visiting two or more areas a day, working alongside the doctors and nurses who triaged many of the sick and injured victims
We continued our work in Haiti, where many are still suffering from the aftermath of the 2010 earthquake. For three years we have provided food, clothing and school supplies to two orphanages and two schools. We currently make quarterly trips to Haiti to support those organizations.
We have also continued our work in the Ninth Ward of New Orleans through our River of Hope Mental Health Resource Center. This fall the children we serve showed off the drumming skills they acquired through monthly therapeutic drumming circles. The children made a Christmas CD which includes Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer, Jingle Bells, We Wish You a Merry Christmas and Santa Claus is Coming to Town.
Headwaters Relief volunteers and staff at our related organization Orion Associates create care packages each month for our military deployed overseas. We’ve found that assembling care packages is a way of showing gratitude to the men and women fighting for our country.
Headwaters Relief volunteers also responded to two national disasters in 2013. Volunteers worked in Moore Oklahoma in May 2013 following the tornados that left widespread devastation there. We also traveled to the Boulder Colorado area to assist after historical flooding in September.
Our work provides families with comfort and assistance in their time of need. Your financial contribution makes it possible.
Your donation will strengthen our capacity to respond when disasters strike and will assist the continuation of our current projects