At Operation USA, we are greatly concerned for the people we serve, both here in the USA and abroad.
Recent proposed cuts in the US foreign assistance budget, if enacted, could eviscerate health, agriculture, education and entrepreneurship spending throughout the world. If that occurs, we will see profound effects on the children and families who rely on our investment in them to recover, build resiliency and thrive.
While Operation USA is not a government-funded organization, decreased funding for major international relief and development organizations and some foreign government ministries of health, education and agriculture–including the UN Children’s and Education Fund (UNICEF), the UN refugee program (UNHCR), the World Health Organization (WHO), the UN Development Program (UNDP) and the UN Fund for Population Activities (UNFPA)–will deeply impact the nonprofit sector, and may reverse decades of progress.
In the face of these new challenges, privately-funded organizations will have an increasingly urgent role to play in bridging gaps that may widen as larger groups who have historically relied on government funds to operate face setbacks. Operation USA must now rely on individual, corporate and foundation donors more than ever if we are to maintain a high volume of aid and development assistance in the world’s too often overlooked and under-served communities. We can’t do it without you.
Now is the time to make your voice heard. For some, that will entail participating in protests and resistance to drastic changes; for many others, it will mean supporting the groups in your community that you believe are necessary, effective and worthy of your donations.
We hope in the months ahead you will consider an increased level of support for Operation USA and our efforts targeting improved health and education, economic development and disaster relief here in the United States and in deserving communities around the world.
Visit our “How to Help” tab to learn more about the various ways to support our work (monetary and otherwise). See the impact your donations have on the lives of children and families in some of the world’s most vulnerable areas by reading our Annual Report or visiting our Programs page.
Your donations change lives in communities around the world every single day.
We thank you for your ongoing support.