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INFOGRAPHIC: Celebrating 35 Years of Humanitarian Aid

By • Nov 26th, 2014 • Category: Featured, In The News, News


BANNER: Holiday Cards 2014

By • Nov 24th, 2014 • Category: Homepage Gallery


BANNER: 35th Anniversary

By • Nov 10th, 2014 • Category: Homepage Gallery


BANNER: Ebola in West Africa

By • Nov 10th, 2014 • Category: Homepage Gallery


BANNER: 35th Anniversary General Banner

By • Nov 10th, 2014 • Category: Homepage Gallery


BANNER: Philippines School

By • Nov 10th, 2014 • Category: Homepage Gallery


BANNER: General Donation

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BANNER: Pine Ridge Reservation

By • Nov 10th, 2014 • Category: Homepage Gallery


BANNER: Shipping and Material Aid

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BANNER: Apliiq UPDATE

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BANNER: Blog

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NEWS RELEASE: Operation USA to Ship Ebola Relief Supplies to West Africa

By • Sep 16th, 2014 • Category: Featured, In The News, News, Press Releases

Los Angeles nongovernmental organization to send protective equipment and cleaning supplies to Liberia Los Angeles, Calif., September 16, 2014— Operation USA, a Los Angeles-based international relief agency, today announced that it will send a shipment of Ebola relief supplies–containing more than 6,000 pounds of personal protective equipment including 50,000 N-95 masks and 50,000 pairs of more »



Combating Ebola in West Africa: How to Help (Updated)

By • Sep 3rd, 2014 • Category: Featured, In The News, News

UPDATE (09/03/14):As of Wednesday more than 3,500 cases have now been reported, with more than 1,500 deaths confirmed, in what is the largest and most complex outbreak of Ebola since the the disease was first discovered in 1979. The epidemic has also spread to Nigeria, Senegal and The Congo in addition to Liberia, Guinea and more »



UPDATE: An Ominous Ebola Forecast from the World Health Organization

By • Aug 29th, 2014 • Category: Featured, In The News, News

From the New York Times, August 28, 2014: The World Health Organization warned on Thursday that the Ebola epidemic in West Africa, already the largest outbreak ever recorded, is going to get much worse over the next six months, the shortest window in which it might conceivably be brought under control. By then, the organization more »



NOTE: Operation USA mourns the loss of Robin Williams

By • Aug 11th, 2014 • Category: Featured, In The News, News

Today we mourn the untimely loss of comedian Robin Williams, who supported Operation USA with what was perhaps our most successful fundraiser ever–a very special event in which he starred alongside Julie Andrews and Carol Burnett in June 1984. Operation USA will always be grateful for his support. He was truly one of the funniest more »



NEWS RELEASE: Operation USA to Deliver Aid to Ebola-Affected Countries

By • Aug 7th, 2014 • Category: Featured, In The News, News

Los Angeles based international relief agency to ship supplies to West Africa Los Angeles, Calif., August 7, 2014— Operation USA, a Los Angeles-based international relief agency, today announced that it will ship medical and infection control supplies to partners in Liberia and Sierra Leone in support of medical personnel working to combat the further spread more »



BLOG: On the Road to Recovery in The Philippines

By • Jul 17th, 2014 • Category: Featured, In The News, News, OpUSA Blog

When Typhoon Haiyan, the largest storm ever to make landfall, struck the Philippines in November 2013, it wreaked havoc on the island nation and devastated communities along the country’s expansive coastline. Destruction is widespread in the areas surrounding Tacloban, November 2013 Operation USA, having worked in the country since 1986, immediately sprang to action to more »



Update: Our Donate Page Just Got A Makeover!

By • Jun 30th, 2014 • Category: Featured, In The News, News, OpUSA Blog

July 1st marks the start of a new fiscal year, and to kick it off we’re giving our donate page a makeover! Our new donation and fundraising tools, powered by StayClassy, make giving to Operation USA easier than ever. Now, when you make a donation to Operation USA, the process is simple and worry-free! Plus, more »



BLOG: Celebrating ‘5th Birthday and Beyond’

By • Jun 20th, 2014 • Category: Featured, In The News, News, OpUSA Blog

Operation USA is proud to be a coalition partner in the ‘5th Birthday and Beyond’ campaign. Read on to learn why we’re helping to celebrate more 5th birthdays around the world, and what you can do to get involved! For many families, a child’s fifth birthday is just one of many milestones to be celebrated more »



NEWS RELEASE: Operation USA to Aid Wildfire Relief in Southern California

By • May 15th, 2014 • Category: Featured, In The News, News

Los Angeles-based relief agency to distribute N95 particulate filtering masks in fire areas Los Angeles, Calif., May 15, 2014– Operation USA, a Los Angeles-based international relief agency, today announced that it will distribute more than 1,000 N95 Particulate Filtering Facepiece Respirators to those fighting and recovering from wildfires sweeping across Southern California this week. The more »



BULLETIN: Operation USA to Assess Relief Needs in Mexico Following Magnitude 7.2 Earthquake

By • Apr 18th, 2014 • Category: Featured, In The News, News

Los Angeles, Calif., April 18, 2014– Operation USA, a Los Angeles-based international relief agency, announced today that it is monitoring the situation in Mexico following a reported magnitude 7.2 earthquake on the southern Pacific coast. The earthquake struck north-northwest of Tecpan at 9:27 a.m. EST on Friday and was felt across the Southern region, including more »



Bulletin: Operation USA Partners with We-Care.com for Typhoon Recovery

By • Apr 15th, 2014 • Category: Featured, In The News, News

Charitable shopping site pledges more than $10,000 in funding for education related projects in the Philippines Los Angeles, Calif., April 15, 2014– Operation USA, a Los-Angeles based international relief agency, today announced that is will receive funds from partner company We-Care.com in sponsorship of the purchase of educational supplies in the Philippines as part of more »



Operation USA: Active Projects & Programs Update

By • Apr 14th, 2014 • Category: Featured, In The News, News, OpUSA Blog

Operation USA has many active projects around the world (and here in the United States) in need of support from donors like you. Read on to learn more about what we’re up to and how you can help. Click HERE to make a donation now. United States: Pine Ridge Reservation Operation USA has recently started more »



OpUSA Staff Profile: Meet Mary Dolan

By • Apr 7th, 2014 • Category: Featured, In The News, News, OpUSA Blog

Meet the faces of our organization! Our new Staff Profile blog series will introduce you to the people behind Operation USA. Check back every few weeks for new updates. This week, get to know our Director of Social Media & Media Outreach, Mary.



Operation USA Again Receives Four Star Ranking from Charity Navigator

By • Apr 4th, 2014 • Category: Featured, In The News, News, OpUSA Blog

Operation USA is pleased to announce that is has once again received a four star ranking from Charity Navigator–the highest recognition an organization can receive. Charity Navigator is America’s premier independent charity evaluator. They help charitable givers make intelligent giving decisions by providing in-depth, objective ratings and analysis of the financial health and accountability & more »



BULLETIN: Operation USA to Assess Relief Needs in Chile Following Magnitude 8.2 Earthquake and Tsunami Warning (Updated)

By • Apr 1st, 2014 • Category: Disaster Response - Haiti Earthquake, Featured, In The News, News

UPDATE: April 3, 2014, 2:00 p.m. PT– Operation USA is relieved at the reported minimal damage in areas affected by the earthquake earlier this week, and will not respond with relief aid at this time unless requested by the government of Chile and/or by local organizations in need of support. The organization will continue to more »



BLOG: A Look Inside The Operation USA Warehouse and Shipments

By • Mar 28th, 2014 • Category: Featured, In The News, News, OpUSA Blog

In the Port of Los Angeles–which occupies 7,500 acres of land and water along 43 miles of waterfront on San Pedro Bay—is a 24,000 square foot warehouse facility run by Operation USA. Opened more than 20 years ago, today the facility is run by two longtime OpUSA Staff Members, Tony Shannon and Bruce Brinker, and more »



OpUSA Staff Profile: Meet Kira H.

By • Mar 25th, 2014 • Category: Featured, In The News, News, OpUSA Blog

Meet the faces of our organization! Our new Staff Profile blog series will introduce you to the people behind Operation USA. Check back every few weeks for new updates. This week, get to know our Program Intern, Kira. Kira in Linzhou, China, January 2014 NAME: Kira HOMETOWN: Frankfurt am Main, Germany WORKING AT OPUSA SINCE: more »



BLOG: National Nutrition Month– Shocking Stats From Around the World

By • Mar 21st, 2014 • Category: Featured, In The News, News, OpUSA Blog

In the United States March is National Nutrition Month. Sponsored by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the annual campaign is “designed to focus attention on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits.” At Operation USA, we know that not everyone has the luxury of making healthier more »



Three Years Later: Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Recovery

By • Mar 11th, 2014 • Category: Featured, In The News, News, OpUSA Blog

On March 11, 2011 a magnitude 8.9 earthquake struck northeastern Japan, leading to a massive tsunami which wiped out entire towns and communities along the country’s northeastern coastline. The disaster resulted in tens of thousands of deaths and displaced hundreds of thousands of Japanese citizens. The quake and subsequent tsunami also triggered a catastrophic nuclear more »



OpUSA Staff Profile: Meet Laetitia Rwiyegura

By • Feb 26th, 2014 • Category: Featured, News, OpUSA Blog

Meet the faces of our organization! Our new Staff Profile blog series will introduce you to the people behind Operation USA. Check back every few weeks for new updates. This week, get to know our Office Administrator, Laetitia Rwiyegura. Laetitia with her son at a National Honor Society ceremony in 2012 NAME: Laetitia HOMETOWN: Torrance, more »



OpUSA Staff Profile: Meet Jamaica Walden

By • Feb 13th, 2014 • Category: Featured, In The News, News, OpUSA Blog

Meet the faces of our organization! Our new Staff Profile blog series will introduce you to the people behind Operation USA. Check back every few weeks for new updates. This week, get to know our Director of Operations, Jamaica Walden. NAME: Jamaica Walden HOMETOWN: Los Angeles, CA WORKING AT OPUSA SINCE: 2006 TITLE: Director of more »



Honeywell Hometown Solutions Presents Richard Walden, CEO, Operation USA, The Hometown Heroes Award

By • Jan 13th, 2014 • Category: Featured, In The News, News

Honeywell has partnered with Operation USA to provide humanitarian relief since 2004 –Operation USA has delivered more than $350 million in aid to more than 100 countries –Award recognizes individuals who improve the lives of people and communities MORRIS TOWNSHIP, N.J., Jan. 13, 2014 – Honeywell honored Richard Walden, President, CEO and Founder of Operation more »



NEWS: Operation USA Ranks 7th in United Airlines’ 10 Million Charity Miles Giveaway

By • Jan 3rd, 2014 • Category: Featured, In The News, News

We are excited to announce that we placed 7th in the 10 Million Charity Miles Giveaway! Thanks to the votes of our many supporters in the contest, we will split millions of air miles with the other top ten charities. Click here to view the full list of winners now. Air miles are hugely valuable more »



NEWS: Operation USA Receives $75,000 Grant From Capital One

By • Jan 2nd, 2014 • Category: Featured, In The News, News

We are pleased to announce that Operation USA has received a major grant from Capital One–the financial institution has provided $75,000 in support of recovery efforts in the Philippines in the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan. The funds will be used for grants and programs supporting safe water, education and public health. Operation USA will center more »



On Sale Now: 2013 Holiday Cards

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

Send some holiday cheer and support Operation USA’s projects and programs around the world! When you make a donation* to Op USA this holiday season we’ll send a special holiday card to the recipient(s) of your choosing with this message: Happy Holidays! In the spirit of the season, (Your Name) has made a donation to more »



NEWS RELEASE: Operation USA Receives Support from United Airlines, Celebrities Aiding Typhoon Recovery

By • Nov 18th, 2013 • Category: Featured, In The News, News

Los Angeles-based non-governmental agency distributes materials, engages corporate and celebrity partners, and confirms CEO will visit country in wake of Typhoon Haiyan Los Angeles, Calif., November 18, 2013 — Operation USA, a Los Angeles-based international agency providing relief and recovery from the immediate and long term effects of disasters, today confirmed that it has accepted more »



FUNDRAISER: Typhoon Recovery with United Airlines

By • Nov 11th, 2013 • Category: Featured, In The News, News

Help us help recovery efforts in the Philippines following Super Typhoon Haiyan. When you make a donation to Operation USA via Crowdrise as part of United Airline’s Typhoon Haiyan Relief campaign, you’ll not only support our relief and recovery efforts in the face of widespread devastation, you’ll also help us earn matching donations from United more »



NEWS RELEASE: Operation USA Aiding Recovery Efforts in the Philippines Following Major Typhoon

By • Nov 11th, 2013 • Category: Featured, In The News, News

Los Angeles-based non-governmental agency seeking monetary and in-kind donations in wake of record-breaking storm Los Angeles, Calif., November 11, 2013 – Operation USA, a Los Angeles-based international relief agency, announced today that it is has distributed water purification supplies and will continue to aid recovery efforts in communities in the Philippines and surrounding areas in more »



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By • Nov 10th, 2013 • Category: Uncategorized


Bulletin: Operation USA Preparing to Aid Recovery Efforts in the Philippines Following Typhoon

By • Nov 7th, 2013 • Category: Featured, In The News, News

Los Angeles-based non-governmental agency assessing recovery needs as record-breaking storm makes landfall Los Angeles, Calif., November 7, 2013 – Operation USA, a Los Angeles-based international relief agency, announced today that it is assessing needs and preparing to aid communities in the Philippines as Super Typhoon Haiyan bears down on the country. The organization will call more »



A Letter from President and CEO Richard Walden

By • Oct 18th, 2013 • Category: Featured, In The News, News, Uncategorized

Dear Friends, After 34 years working in disaster relief and development, Operation USA has learned that an increasingly diverse media environment too often diverts our focus away from vital activities aimed at alleviating human suffering and promoting human development around the world. When war and military involvements, hotly contested national elections and political debates, and more »



NEWS: Operation USA Receives Major Grant from Ceil and Michael E. Pulitzer Foundation

By • Oct 3rd, 2013 • Category: Featured, In The News, News

Operation USA is pleased to announce that we have received a grant in the amount of $258,500 from the Ceil and Michael E. Pulitzer Foundation. The grant will be shared with the International Development Association, our Ethiopian partner organization. The IDA, formerly called Play Therapy, provides healthcare, feeding and therapy services to children in need more »



NEWS RELEASE: Operation USA to Aid Recovery Efforts in Mexico Following Major Storms

By • Sep 18th, 2013 • Category: Featured, In The News, News

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Los Angeles-based non-governmental agency assessing recovery needs in wake of recent flooding Los Angeles, Calif., September 18, 2013 — Operation USA, a Los Angeles-based international relief agency, announced today that it is assessing needs and will provide aid to communities near Acapulco, Mexico in the wake of major storms that struck the more »



RECENT SHIPMENTS: An Update from the Operation USA Warehouse

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

At Operation USA, much of our work is made possible by the generosity of our corporate partners. As a result of significant in-kind donations and sponsorships, we are able to deliver much-needed supplies to communities in need around the world. In recent months, domestic and international shipments delivered relief for tornado victims, humanitarian organizations, health more »



HAPPY 4TH OF JULY! Learn more about Operation USA in America

By • Jul 2nd, 2013 • Category: Featured, In The News, News, OpUSA Blog

OPERATION USA – CELEBRATING AND SUPPORTING AMERICA As you celebrate the 4th of July, take a look closer at our programs here in America. California Clinics Program For more than 30 years, Operation USA has provided a wide range of supplies to more than 200 nonprofit clinics in California. Operating on tight budgets with limited more »



BULLETIN: Community Gathering Place “Honeywell Ibasho House” Opens in Japan

By • Jun 18th, 2013 • Category: Featured, In The News, News, OpUSA Blog

Operation USA partners with Honeywell to aid tsunami victims Ofunato, Iwate, Japan, June 18, 2013 – Operation USA, a Los Angeles-based international relief agency, today confirms the opening of Honeywell Ibasho House, a community gathering place in Masaki-Cho, Ofunato City, Iwate Prefecture, dedicated to enriching the lives of elders affected by the Great East Japan more »



NEWS RELEASE: Operation USA to Provide Increased Aid For Tornado-Ravaged Areas

By • May 31st, 2013 • Category: Featured, In The News, News, OpUSA Blog

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Los Angeles-based non-governmental agency seeks donations supporting relief efforts in Oklahoma Los Angeles, Calif., May 31, 2013 – Operation USA, a Los Angeles-based international relief agency, announced today that it will elevate relief efforts in the Oklahoma City area after tornadoes swept the area and damaged communities for the second time in more »



NEWS RELEASE: Operation USA Delivers Aid via Local Agencies in Tornado-stricken Oklahoma

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

Los Angeles-based non-governmental agency provides material aid and financial assistance Los Angeles, Calif., May 26, 2013 – Operation USA, a Los Angeles-based international relief agency, announced today that it has provided emergency aid to communities in need in Oklahoma in the wake of tornadoes that struck the area earlier this week, with more aid to more »



BULLETIN: Operation USA Seeks Large Scale Donations in Bulk from Corporate Partners for Distribution in Oklahoma

By • May 21st, 2013 • Category: Featured, In The News, News

Los Angeles non-governmental organization identifies top in-kind donation needs for tornado victims Los Angeles, Calif., May 21, 2013 – Operation USA, a Los Angeles-based international relief agency, today announced that it is seeking corporate partners for funding and bulk donations of in-kind products of which there is a high need in Oklahoma in the wake more »