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HeadStrong's 1st Fundraiser is a hit!

A benefit for HeadStrong Works was held at the St. Francis School in downtown Louisville on November 16.  Attendees enjoyed cocktails and hor doeuvres as they explored hands on exhibits in clean water, health and hygiene, and dental clinics.  These exhibits highlighted current and future projects for HeadStrong mainly in the Matagalpa region of Nicaragua.  Staci Kottkamp gave a presentation covering the organization's past, present, and future work and encouraged attendees to support HeadStrong's endeavors as members strive to create a best practices model for holistic long term development.  The event raised over $5000 for 2014 projects, helping us get much closer to our fall goal of $8000. Please join us by going to our Donate Page and making a tax deductible contribution.  

 

                                 Pictures from the Benefit Party!

​Nonprofit goes with the flow to improve water quality
Published December 25, 2012 (http://www.aspendailynews.com) 12/25/2012​
Writer: Chad Abraham
Garth McCarty paused when asked which was harder: law school or learning the mechanics behind a water pump.

 

Like his job as a Glenwood Springs defense attorney, repairing a broken hand pump in a developing country can bring unexpected hurdles.

 

McCarty and a handful of others, including Glenwood resident Lisa Nieslanik, have started a nonprofit organization called HeadStrong Works Inc. that is devoted to improving basic health, education and technology in some of the world’s poorest communities.

 

The establishment of the nonprofit stems from a trip McCarty took to Africa when he was in college. He and his colleagues picked nations that have a dearth of trained volunteers, and more broken water pumps than other places. McCarthy and the other volunteers believe HeadStrong Works is the best model for a small nonprofit organization that can remain mobile.

 

HeadStrong Works has so far fixed about 30 hand-pump wells in places like Haiti and Nicaragua, small but vital efforts to help provide clean and accessible water. With thousands of people using each well, it’s a way for a small group to have a far-reaching impact.