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BLOG: Helpful Tips For California Earthquake Preparedness Month

By • Apr 16th, 2015 • Category: Featured, In The News, News, OpUSA Blog

Earthquakes can happen anywhere, at any time. California is at especially high risk for earthquakes, and they occur more frequently here than they do elsewhere in the United States, leaving residents vulnerable. April has been designated Earthquake Preparedness Month to remind the public of the importance of being ready for possible earthquakes. While no one more »

BLOG: #GivingTuesday Giving Ideas

By • Dec 1st, 2014 • Category: Featured, In The News, News, OpUSA Blog

Tuesday, December 2, is #GivingTuesday, a global day for giving back! After a day of giving thanks and a weekend of scoring deals, #GivingTuesday is the perfect opportunity to celebrate generosity by coming together with millions across the US and around the world to make a difference. Will you join the movement? Show your support more »

BLOG: 5 Tips for Giving Back During the Holiday Season

By • Nov 21st, 2014 • Category: Featured, News, OpUSA Blog

The holiday season is a busy time, especially for your favorite charitable organizations. Data shows that, on average, organizations receive up to 40% of their yearly donations in the last three months of the year–and that money is vital to planning for the new year. Operation USA counts more donations during the last 2-3 months more »

BLOG: Bridging the Gap in Ebola Relief

By • Oct 16th, 2014 • Category: Featured, In The News, News, OpUSA Blog

The Ebola epidemic in West Africa continues to spread. As of today (October 16th) the death toll has surpassed 4,500–including 236 health workers. The World Health Organization fears that the true tally is much higher due to under reporting, and projects that the number of cases could grow to 9,000 by next week, and a more »

Blog: The #OperationGirl Challenge

By • Jul 9th, 2014 • Category: Featured, In The News, News, OpUSA Blog

Starting July 9th, John Legend, RYOT and the Burkle Global Impact Initiative are teaming up to launch the #OperationGirl Charity Challenge, a fundraising campaign for charities focused on women and girls. Among the painful lessons that Operation USA has learned in 35 years in the field is that women and children are disproportionately victimized by more »

BLOG: 5 Things I Learned at the Classy Awards and Collaborative

By • May 6th, 2014 • Category: Featured, In The News, News, OpUSA Blog

Last weekend I had the pleasure of attending the Classy Awards and Collaborative in San Diego, CA. Hosted by Stay Classy, the event featured two days of collaborative sessions on topics ranging from nonprofit technology to modernizing disaster relief to the power of collective thinking to ending hunger in America. The weekend ended with an more »

BLOG: Get More Out Of Giving

By • Mar 6th, 2014 • Category: Featured, In The News, News, OpUSA Blog

In the wake of a disaster, or in the face of endemic poverty, every donation is helpful, right? In the U.S. people often feel compelled to reach out and help in any way they can when they hear about a country in need. It’s human instinct to offer support in all possible ways. We all more »

BLOG: Helpful Tips for Online Giving in 2014

By • Jan 21st, 2014 • Category: Featured, News, OpUSA Blog

These days it seems like everywhere you turn there are causes asking for your support. From your Facebook news feed to your email inbox to in-game advertisements on your mobile phone, it’s easier than ever for organizations to reach you. But, when you’re faced with an overwhelming volume of information, how do you choose the more »

Typhoon Haiyan Recovery: How To Help

By • Nov 27th, 2013 • Category: Featured, In The News, News, OpUSA Blog

There are many ways to help recovery efforts in the Philippines following Typhoon Haiyan, which is widely recognized as the largest storm ever to make landfall. Operation USA has already distributed water purification supplies and shipped emergency relief supplies to meet immediate needs. In the long term, Operation USA will focus on projects supporting safe more »

Top 5 Ways to Support Operation USA This #GivingTuesday

By • Nov 26th, 2013 • Category: Featured, In The News, News, OpUSA Blog

You’ve heard of Black Friday. You’ve heard of Cyber Monday. Have you heard of Giving Tuesday? The idea is simple: there’s a day for giving thanks, there’s a day for getting deals, and now, there’s a day for giving back! This year, we hope you’ll join the national celebration of giving with Operation USA. Mark more »

The 2013 Social Good Summit: What I Learned

By • Sep 30th, 2013 • Category: Featured, In The News, News, OpUSA Blog

Last week I traveled to New York City to attend the 2013 Social Good Summit on behalf of Operation USA. Over the course of three days I was lucky enough to hear from dozens of inspirational speakers from the nonprofit and tech communities. Set against the backdrop of UN Week, hundreds of attendees came together more »

Emergency Preparedness Month: Helpful Tips

By • Sep 6th, 2013 • Category: In The News, News, OpUSA Blog

September is Emergency Preparedness Month! Throughout the month there will be activities across the country to promote emergency preparedness. More than 3,000 organizations – national, regional, and local public and private organizations – are supporting emergency preparedness efforts and encouraging all Americans to take action. Would you be prepared if a disaster, natural or man-made, more »

FUNDRAISER: Back to School with Operation USA

By • Aug 16th, 2013 • Category: Featured, In The News, News, OpUSA Blog

At Operation USA, we believe education is the cornerstone of sustainable development. It has the power to transform lives with a lasting effect beyond nearly any other kind of aid. Unfortunately, around the world, and even here in the United States, many students struggle to gain access to basic educational resources. That’s why this year more »