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NEWS RELEASE: Operation USA Readies Aid for Hurricane Sandy Relief in Cuba and Haiti

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE OPERATION USA TO AID HURRICANE SANDY RELIEF EFFORTS IN CUBA AND HAITI LOS ANGELES, CA (October 27, 2012)—Los Angeles-based International relief agency Operation USA announced today that it will provide emergency aid to Cuba and Haiti in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. While Jamaica, Cuba and the Bahamas took direct hits from more »

NEWS RELEASE: OpUSA Readies Aid for Haiti in Wake of Hurricane Isaac

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE OPERATION USA TO AID HURRICANE RELIEF EFFORTS IN HAITI LOS ANGELES, CA (August 25, 2012)—Los Angeles-based International relief agency Operation USA announced today that it will send emergency aid to Haiti as necessary as part of relief efforts responding to Hurricane Isaac, which made landfall yesterday and continues to bring torrential rain. more »

IN THE NEWS: Haiti-partner LADH gives deprived children sporting chance

Source: Alertnet // Anastasia Moloney Children receive free schooling and sports coaching at L’Athletique d’Haiti, a sports centre run by Haitian Boby Duval on the outskirts of Haiti’s capital Port-au-Prince. By Anastasia Moloney PORT-AU-PRINCE (AlertNet) – Former Haitian soccer star Boby Duval has spent most of his life fighting on and off the pitch. In more »

HAITI NEWS: L’Athletique D’Haiti Girls Team Wins at Homeless World Cup

Operation USA is proud to share this good news from our friends and long-time partner in Port-au-Prince, L’Athletique D’Haiti. From Boby Duval, LADH: “A group of young women organized by L’Athletique D’Haiti beat overwhelming odds to win the Women’s Plate in Paris.  First, the team almost did not make it to the tournament for which more »

NEWS RELEASE: Rhythm & Soul for Relief–Concert for Japan, Haiti & the World

For Immediate Release RHYTHM & SOUL FOR RELIEF: Concert for Japan, Haiti & the World Featuring Dilated Peoples, Breakestra, Very Be Careful, Boogaloo Assassins & Others The Echoplex on Sunday, May 22, 2011 All Proceeds Donated to Operation USA   Los Angeles, CA (April 8, 2011)—The Echoplex will host the inaugural Rhythm & Soul for Relief: Concert more »

NEWS RELEASE: Operation USA and Honeywell Inaugurate School Campus in Jacmel, Haiti

For Immediate Release OPERATION USA AND HONEYWELL INAUGURATE THE LARGEST SCHOOL IN SOUTHEAST REGION OF HAITI Nine-Building, 40,000 sq. ft. Complex, Serving More Than 400 Local Children, Rises Just Seven Months After Groundbreaking Following Devastating January 2010 Earthquake JACMEL, HAITI (March 11, 2011) — Honeywell (NYSE: HON) Chairman and CEO Dave Cote and Honeywell Hometown more »

NEWS RELEASE: Haiti–One Year Later: OpUSA Continues Commitment to Recovery and Education

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE HAITI—ONE YEAR LATER: OPERATION USA CONTINUES COMMITMENT TO RECOVERY AND EDUCATION LOS ANGELES, CA (January 6, 2011)— As the one year anniversary of the devastating earthquake that hit Haiti approaches, Los Angeles-based International relief agency Operation USA reaffirms its dedication to recovery in Haiti, and specifically the City of Jacmel. Construction continues more »

SITUATION REPORT: Cholera Outbreak in Haiti

Haiti • Cholera Situation Report 16 November 2010 Source: United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) Situation Overview The Ministry of Public Health (MSPP) reports the latest statistics on the cholera epidemic as 1,034 deaths and 16,799 hospitalised cases according to data collected up to 14 November. To date, cases have been more »

update: NEWS RELEASE: OpUSA Readies Aid for Haiti in Wake of Hurricane Tomas

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE OPERATION USA MOBILIZES TO SEND EMERGENCY AID AS HURRICANE TOMAS HITS HAITI LOS ANGELES, CA (November 5, 2010)— Los Angeles-based International relief agency Operation USA continues to provide support to partners on the ground in Jacmel and Port-au-Prince to alleviate damage and suffering from the arrival of Hurricane Tomas. The storm began more »

NEWS RELEASE: Operation USA Mobilizes as Tropical Storm Tomas Approaches Haiti

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE OPERATION USA MOBLIZES TO SEND EMERGENCY AID AS TROPICAL STORM TOMAS APPROACHES HAITI LOS ANGELES, CA (November 4, 2010)— Los Angeles-based International relief agency Operation USA announced today that it will provide support to partners on the ground in Jacmel and Port-au-Prince to alleviate damage and suffering as needs arise from the more »

NEWS RELEASE: Cholera Outbreak in Haiti–Operation USA Readies Aid

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CHOLERA OUTBREAK IN HAITI: OPERATION USA READIES AID LOS ANGELES, CA (October 28, 2010)— Los Angeles-based International relief agency Operation USA announced today that it will direct sanitary and disease prevention materials to partners in the City of Jacmel and Port-au-Prince in response to the cholera outbreak that brought over 300 deaths and more »

NEWS RELEASE: Gensler Donates Design for Haiti School

NEWS RELEASE: Global architectural firm Gensler donates design for Operation USA’s school rebuilding project in Jacmel, Haiti.

NEWS RELEASE: Operation USA and Honeywell Break Ground on New School in Jacmel, Haiti

Operation USA and Honeywell announced today the ground breaking for a public school, Ecole Nationale Jacob Martin Henriquez in Jacmel, Haiti.

NYC EVENT: “Harmony for Haiti” Benefit Concert at Joe’s Pub

Monday, June 28th Harmony for Haiti ~ A Benefit Concert Featuring performers from Broadway, Recording Artists, and Grammy Award winners. A Silent Auction with high-end goods & services will be held prior to the concert at 6:00pm. 100% of the proceeds from this concert will be donated to Operation USA’s Haiti Earthquake relief efforts including more »

NEWS RELEASE: Blake Edwards Art Exhibit to Benefit Operation USA

OSCAR-WINNING FILMMAKER BLAKE EDWARDS’ ARTWORK TO EXHIBIT AT LESLIE SACKS FINE ART GALLERY June 8-26 Exhibit Proceeds to Benefit Operation USA’s Haitian Quake Relief Fund 
Academy Award winning filmmaker Blake Edwards’ artwork will be exhibited at Leslie Sacks Fine Art in Brentwood from June 8 through June 26. This exhibition, entitled Lenses, will feature a more »

IN THE NEWS: USA Rice Federation Awards Operation USA Donation of Rice for Haiti

March 26, 2010—The USA Rice Federation announced today that Operation USA has been chosen as the beneficiary of $15,850 worth of rice purchased with funds donated during a monthlong USA Rice fundraising drive for humanitarian–relief efforts in Haiti. Operation USA assists developing communities in the United States and abroad in addressing problems relating to natural more »

NEWS RELEASE: Enertopia Corporation Donates Water Purification Unit to Help Haiti

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ENERTOPIA CORPORATION DONATES WATER PURIFICATION
UNIT TO HELP THE PEOPLE OF HAITI LOS ANGELES, CA (March 22, 2010)—Los Angeles-based International relief agency Operation USA announced today that Enertopia Corporation (Enertopia / Over The Counter Market: GLCP) is donating a solar powered water purification unit to provide a semi-permanent drinking water solution for thousands more »

NEWS RELEASE: Update – DISASTER RELIEF EFFORTS IN HAITI

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE AT THE ONE MONTH MARK: OPERATION USA DISASTER RELIEF EFFORTS IN HAITI ASSESSMENT FOR LONG-TERM RECOVERY PROJECTS BEGINS LOS ANGELES, CA (February 15, 2010)—As the one-month anniversary of the devastating earthquake that hit Haiti in January passes, Los Angeles-based International relief agency Operation USA announced today that its Haiti disaster relief efforts more »

HAITI–NEWS FROM THE FIELD: Generator donation from Mitsubishi and Kubota arrives in Santo Domingo

LIMITED EDITION CONCERT POSTERS AVAILABLE: All Proceeds to Benefit Haiti Relief Efforts

NEWS RELEASE-Updated: KCRW presents Haiti Relief Concert for Operation USA, Saturday, Feb. 6

Featuring Hepcat, Dengue Fever, The Lions, Very Be Careful, The Tuffingtons and more
All proceeds donated to Operation USA’s relief efforts in Haiti

HELP FOR HAITI: Raffle for Signed Fender Strat. Drawing Sunday, Jan 31.

CNN American Morning: Richard Walden talks to Stephanie Elam about Haiti relief

CNN American Morning: Stephanie Elam talks to OpUSA’s CEO Richard Walden about how charities are spending your donations for Haiti. Watch Clip

The View: Julie Andrews discusses OpUSA’s Haiti relief

Julie Andrews spends a morning with The View: discusses upcoming film and OpUSA’s disaster relief work in Haiti

NEWS RELEASE: Additional Air Shipments For Haiti/Text Donation Service Now Live

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE OPERATION USA SENDS ADDITIONAL AIR SHIPMENTS OF MEDICAL SUPPLIES TO HAITI ADDS TEXT-TO-GIVE SERVICE Text AID to 50555 and donate $10 to OpUSA LOS ANGELES, CA (January 25, 2010)—Los Angeles-based International relief agency Operation USA announced today that its Haiti disaster relief efforts continue with additional air shipments of essential medical aid more »

HAITI RELIEF NEWS: Resources for volunteer opportunities in Haiti

Operation USA will not be sending volunteers to Haiti–yet there are many groups that will. With the large number of inquiries, we wanted to share these resources.

NEWS RELEASE: Honeywell Sponsors Operation USA Aid Flight to Haiti

Operation USA flies first airlift of medical supplies to Haiti today, with donated jet from Honeywell

NEWS RELEASE: Operation USA Readies Airlifts for Haiti

An initial airlift of emergency medical supplies, including large quantities of broad-spectrum antibiotics is slated to leave Los Angeles early next week.

PHOTOS FROM THE GROUND: Haiti—From Earthquake to Today…

On Tuesday, January 12, 2010 a massive earthquake hit Haiti causing widespread devastation throughout the island nation. Haiti ranks as one of the least developed countries in the world and is the poorest in the western hemisphere. According to the World Food Program–before the earthquake–more than half of the population lived on less than $1 more »