This week, a shipment of sports uniforms left the OpUSA warehouse for the Azraq refugee camp in Jordan. We are pleased to be able to supply the camp, which is home to many Syrian refugees, with the uniforms for both children and adults. Thank you to our partners and donors who made this shipment possible!
As a major storm bears down on Southern California, our thoughts are with all those who may be impacted. If you live or work in an area affected by recent wildfires, we encourage you to stay vigilant, heed all warnings from local officials and take all necessary precautions to stay safe.
We'll be monitoring the storm--which is expected to dump significant amounts of rain on parts of Southern California, likely triggering mudslides and flash flooding--and will assess opportunities to provide aid if/when damage becomes known.
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Late last year, Mexico was struck by two major earthquakes which caused extensive damage and took many lives. Recovery from these devastating tremors has only just begun.
Last week, a shipment of relief and recovery materials left the OpUSA warehouse in Port of LA for the General Hospital in Cuernavaca, in the Morelos state of Mexico. The shipment contains medical equipment and supplies, including baby warmers, incubators, ventilators, gurneys, lighting, cleaning and sanitizing materials and anesthesia machines.
We are grateful to our partners and supporters who have made this important recovery delivery possible! Support our ongoing relief and recovery efforts in Mexico, the US and around the world with a gift at give.opusa.org.
“Even if I am a girl, even if people think I cannot do it, I should not lose hope.” -Malala Yousafzai
Since 1979, Operation USA has worked to inspire, empower and bring hope to girls and women around the world and here at home. With a focus on health and education programs, we strive to help children and families facing disaster, poverty and/or hardship recover, thrive and build resiliency. We believe that all girls should have access to education and opportunities to learn a...nd grow. We also believe that access to maternal health care is crucial to family wellness. Your donations today and every day benefit these important causes and many more like them. Thank you for your continued support.
Give a gift in celebration of International Women’s Day now at give.opusa.org.
Learn more about all our women’s and children’s programs at opusa.org/history.
OpUSA has enthusiastically supported the Awesome Girls Program in New Orleans since Hurricane Katrina devastated the area in 2005. In an environment focused on fun and connecting with peers, the program's initiatives are aimed at nurturing the participating girls, building resilience and fostering life affirming behavior.
Last January, we sent the girls to see the Oscar-winning film Hidden Figures. Seeing the film was a fun way for program participants to experience the succe...ss story of some amazing women and to be inspired to aim high in their own lives. The girls also used the outing as an opportunity to discuss "overcoming obstacles like racism, anti-feminism and classism."
This weekend, we are so excited to once again send Awesome Girls to the movies as they head out to see Black Panther. We hope they'll be inspired once more to aim high in their own lives as they see themselves in heroes of the big screen. We look forward to hearing what they think of the film and how it relates to their own lives!
Thank you to all our donors who have made this fun new tradition possible. Support programs like these with a gift at give.opusa.org.
Five months after Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, many island residents remain vulnerable as recovery has only just begun. Some experts say the death toll continued to rise for months after the storm due to disaster conditions, and many residents are still without power and lack access to proper medical care, food, clean drinking water and rebuilding materials.
Operation USA remains committed to the people of Puerto Rico at this time. After delivering water purificati...on supplies and making cash grants to community-based partners in recent months, OpUSA this week launched a shipment to the island to further aid in recovery.
Yesterday, water storage tanks, generators and lighting equipment, medical supplies, flashlights and batteries, coolers, water purification supplies, umbrellas, towels, clothing and other relief and recovery supplies left the OpUSA warehouse for Puerto Rico, where they will be received and distributed by partner organization Food For The Poor.
Thank you to all our supporters who made this shipment possible.
To further support relief efforts in Puerto Rico, visit give.opusa.org.
To learn more about all our relief and recovery efforts in Puerto Rico, click here: http://www.opusa.org/developing-hurricane-maria/
Though five months have passed since Hurricane Harvey struck Texas, long-term recovery efforts for those impacted have only just begun. Operation USA remains committed to helping children and families recover in the wake of this devastating storm.
This week, we delivered a $10,000 grant to the Alliance for Multicultural Community Services in Houston to support families in Harris and Brazoira counties with mental health care and psychological and emotional support–ensuring th...at those who are vulnerable have guidance in gaining access to available resources for recovery.
Thank you to our donors for making this work possible!
Learn more about all our work in Texas: http://www.opusa.org/developing-hurricane-harvey/
Donate to ongoing recovery programs: give.opusa.org.
Wondering how your donations make a difference? 2017 was an unprecedented year in disaster relief, and many of our response and recovery efforts will continue through 2018 as we work to deliver aid to Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico, Mexico and California. Check out our annual report to learn more and see how your donations are changing lives.
Earlier tonight, a magnitude 7.2 earthquake struck the state of Oaxaca, Mexico, knocking out power for millions of people. This earthquake comes after two major quakes struck the country in September, collapsing buildings, injuring thousands and killing hundreds.
OpUSA has worked in Mexico for many years, and re-committed to disaster recovery there after the earthquakes hit late in 2017. We now reaffirm our commitment to our southern friends and neighbors, and will further a...ssess opportunities to provide additional aid as the full extent of damage becomes known.
Learn more about our relief and recovery efforts in Mexico here: http://www.opusa.org/updates-mexico-earthquake/
Support Mexico rebuilding efforts at give.opusa.org.
Did you know you can give your unused or expiring United miles to OpUSA? Every mileage donation helps OpUSA staff members travel to disaster areas in need as we assess damage, deliver grants and supplies and initiate long-term recovery projects. Click the link below to donate your MileagePlus miles now. Thank you for your support!
How will you maximize your impact in 2018?
Our friends at Givhero are making it easy to stick to your wellness resolutions and achieve your fitness goals while doing good and giving back. This month, Givhero will match the first $10 you raise for Operation USA, so your efforts go twice as far in helping children and families recover and thrive in the wake of disasters!
Just download the app, set a goal, invite friends and family to sponsor you and start earning donations in support of our work. Be well and do good!
Last month, thanks to a donation from a generous supporter, OpUSA made a cash grant to partner organization APCD in Bangladesh to support Myanmar's Muslim Rohingya refugee families. Those funds allowed for the purchase of blankets and cold weather relief items which were distributed on January 30th to 820 refugee families who recently arrived in Bangladesh at Ukhia Upazilla without warm clothes or other supplies. OpUSA is proud to to support these relief efforts.
Learn more about relief for Rohingya refugees here: http://www.opusa.org/helping-rohingya-refugees-in-banglade…/
For people living in disaster-impacted areas, sometimes it's the simplest things that mean the most.
We'd like to thank our friend Kimberly M. for collecting bath products, baby supplies and other relief items from generous donors at Andaz West Hollywood and LATHER for Hurricane Maria victims in Puerto Rico. This week, Kim delivered boxes of collected items to our warehouse in Port of LA, where they'll be packed and prepped for an upcoming shipment. Thank you to everyone who contributed!
For more info on how you can help in-kind relief efforts in the wake of disasters, contact email@example.com.
#TBT: One month ago, we delivered a donation of N95 filtering masks from Moldex Metrics to partner organization CAUSE in Ventura county. Those masks were distributed to farm workers facing dangerous smoke conditions as wildfires burned across Southern California. This week, CAUSE shared these photos of the distribution with us.
Thank you to Moldex Metrics (and to all our generous in-kind donors and partners!) for making this important work possible. The road to recovery will be challenging for all those impacted by recent wildfires--please consider helping our relief efforts with a gift at give.opusa.org.