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NEWS RELEASE: Operation USA to Aid Domestic Relief Efforts in Wake of Hurricane Sandy

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE OPERATION USA TO AID HURRICANE SANDY RELIEF EFFORTS IN US LOS ANGELES, CA (October 30, 2012)—Los Angeles-based International relief agency Operation USA announced today that it is providing emergency aid where needed across the Eastern Seaboard in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. The storm, which has left millions of people without power more »

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: Honeywell and Operation USA Break Ground on Elder Community Center in Japan

HONEYWELL AND OPERATION USA BREAK GROUND ON ELDER COMMUNITY CENTER IN OFUNATO, JAPAN Honeywell Ibasho House to open next spring to support residents affected by the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami OFUNATO, IWATE, JAPAN – October 24, 2012 – Honeywell (NYSE: HON) and Operation USA announced today that they will begin construction on an more »

NEWS RELEASE: Operation USA to Aid Earthquake Relief Efforts in Costa Rica

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE OPERATION USA TO AID EARTHQUAKE RELIEF EFFORTS IN COSTA RICA IMPACT ON NICARAGUA AND PANAMA ALSO BEING ASSESSED LOS ANGELES, CA (September 5, 2012)—Los Angeles-based International relief agency Operation USA announced today that it will provide emergency aid to Costa Rica as necessary following a 7.6 earthquake that struck this morning. The more »

NEWS RELEASE: Operation USA to Aid Hurricane Relief in New Orleans and Gulf Coast

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE OPERATION USA TO AID HURRICANE RELIEF IN NEW ORLEANS AREA AND ON THE MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST RELIEF EFFORTS IN HAITI TO CONTINUE LOS ANGELES, CA (August 29, 2012)—Los Angeles-based International relief agency Operation USA announced today that it will provide emergency aid to the New Orleans area and the Mississippi Gulf Coast more »

NEWS RELEASE: RHYTHM & SOUL FOR RELIEF II – Operation USA’s Annual Benefit Concert Set for September 29 at The Roxy

For Immediate Release: RHYTHM & SOUL FOR RELIEF II Operation USA’s Annual Benefit & Awareness Concert for International Relief Featuring the Legendary Booker T. Jones, Quinto Sol, Fanny Franklin & the Gents, Buyepongo, Penny Reel, BlackLight All-Stars featuring Nikki Grier, Chyno Soul, Jason Joseph Saturday, September 29, 2012 @ The Roxy Theatre Los Angeles, CA 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 »

NEWS RELEASE: Millions victimized by historic flooding in Southeast Asia

LOS ANGELES, CA (Nov 2, 2011) Multiple tropical storms and heavy monsoon rains have caused widespread flooding across Southeast Asia, including Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos, Burma, and the Philippines. As many as 900 deaths have been reported and the flooding is affecting an estimated 9 million others. Thousands of houses, entire towns and villages, and more »

SITUATION REPORT: Southeast Asia Floods

SITUATION REPORT SOUTHEAST ASIA FLOODS October 28, 2011 Since July, multiple tropical storms and heavy monsoon rains have caused widespread flooding across Southeast Asia, including Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos, Burma, and the Philippines, resulting in approximately 900 deaths, affecting an estimated 9 million others, and inundating thousands of houses and acres of cropland. To date, more »

NEWS RELEASE: Boeing, RwandAir and Operation USA Partner to Deliver Books to Kigali, Rwanda

BOEING DELIVERS RWANDAIR’S FIRST 737 BOEING SKY INTERIOR RwandAir becomes first African carrier to own and operate 737 with Boeing Sky Interior Boeing, RwandAir and Operation USA partner to deliver 1,500 school books SEATTLE, Aug. 25, 2011– Boeing today delivered a Next-Generation 737 with the new Boeing Sky Interior to RwandAir, making it the first more »

NEWS RELEASE: Julie Andrews Appeals For Support For East African Drought & Famine Victims

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE JULIE ANDREWS, OPERATION USA FOUNDING BOARD MEMBER APPEALS FOR SUPPORT FOR EAST AFRICAN DROUGHT & FAMINE VICTIMS LOS ANGELES, CA (August 15, 2011)— A message from Julie Andrews, Operation USA Founding Board Member: “Like many of you, I’ve been watching the developing story of yet another famine in East Africa. The images more »

NEWS RELEASE: OpUSA Responds to Drought Crisis in East Africa

For Immediate Release OPERATION USA TO AID DROUGHT RELIEF EFFORTS IN EAST AFRICA FAMINE CONDITIONS DECLARED BY UN LOS ANGELES, CA (July 21, 2011)—Los Angeles-based International relief agency Operation USA announced today that it will send emergency aid to East Africa as part of relief efforts responding to the worst drought to hit the region more »

NEWS RELEASE: The Bird and The Bee–A Benefit for Operation USA

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE THE BIRD AND THE BEE A BENEFIT FOR OPERATION USA SATURDAY, JUNE 4 AT THE BOOTLEG THEATER IN LOS ANGELES Los Angeles, CA (April 20, 2011)—Operation USA today announced that The Bird and The Bee will perform at the Bootleg Theater on June 4th in Los Angeles, with proceeds to benefit Operation 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: Snoop Dogg and Neff Headwear Launch Benefit T-shirt for OpUSA’s Japan Relief

For immediate release SNOOP DOGG TEAMS UP WITH NEFF HEADWEAR TO RAISE MONEY FOR OPERATION USA’S RELIEF EFFORTS IN JAPAN WITH “SNOOP DOGG X NEFF JAPAN TEE” LOS ANGELES, CA (March 21, 2011)—Music legend, Snoop Dogg and lifestyle brand, Neff Headwear have teamed up in efforts to raise money for those affected by the recent more »

Update—NEWS RELEASE: OpUSA Readies Aid for Japan

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE OPERATION USA PREPARES EMERGENCY AID FOR JAPAN FOLLOWING 8.9 MAGNITUDE EARTHQUAKE LOS ANGELES, CA (UPDATE: March 18, 2011)—Los Angeles-based International relief agency Operation USA is currently preparing aid to Japan following the earthquake and tsunami that hit last week. Operation USA is working to address immediate needs for material aid in the more »

SITUATION REPORT: Japan Earthquake and Tsunami

Japan • Earthquake & Tsunami Situation Report 15 March 2011 This report is produced by OCHA. It was issued by the Regional Office in Asia Pacific with input from the UNDAC team in Tokyo. It covers the period from 14-15 March. HIGHLIGHTS/KEY PRIORITIES • There has been a third explosion at the Fukushima Nuclear Power 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: Tsunami Hits Japan After Massive Earthquake–OpUSA Prepares Aid

NEWS RELEASE: Tsunami Hits Japan After Massive Earthquake–OpUSA Prepares Aid

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 »

Operation USA CEO Richard Walden named one of “15 Top Game-Changers” of 2010

Operation USA is proud to share news of the day—and honor for our CEO Richard Walden. from SecondAct 15 TOP GAME-CHANGERS OF 2010 By David Ferrell| December 23, 2010 They are game-changers. They are changing ideas about what is possible. They are taking on society’s biggest, most intractable problems and, against all odds, making a more »

OPERATION USA MOURNS THE LOSS OF FOUNDING BOARD MEMBER BLAKE EDWARDS

Blake Edwards 1922-2010 December 15, 2010 Legendary writer-director Blake Edwards passed away this morning at age 88. The filmmaker was regarded as a modern master of contemporary film comedy and will be remembered through his more than 50 movies, including THE PINK PANTHER series, BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY’S, DAYS OF WINE AND ROSES and 10. Beyond 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: Operation USA Prepares Aid Shipment for Typhoon Victims in the Philippines

For Immediate Release OPERATION USA PREPARES AID SHIPMENT FOR TYPHOON VICTIMS IN THE PHILIPPINES EMERGENCY SUPPLIES IN RESPONSE TO TYPHOON MEGI JOIN SHIPMENT SCHEDULED FOR MANILA LOS ANGELES, CA (October 18, 2010)— Los Angeles-based International relief agency Operation USA announced that it will ship emergency aid to the Philippines in response to flooding caused by more »

SITUATION REPORT: Pakistan Floods

SITUATION REPORT: PAKISTAN, MONSOON FLOODS September 1, 2010 Source: United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs The Government now reports that over 18 million people have been affected by the floods. The death toll stands at 1,667. Over 1.2 million houses have been damaged or destroyed. Floodwaters are receding in many areas, 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.

NEWS RELEASE: Operation USA Responds To Pakistan Flood Disaster

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE OPERATION USA RESPONDS TO SOUTH ASIA FLOOD DISASTER LOS ANGELES, CA (August 3, 2010)—Los Angeles-based International relief agency, Operation USA announced that will provide disaster relief assistance in response to unusually heavy monsoonal flooding in a wide region of northwest Pakistan and northeast Afghanistan. Many of the areas which were devastated by 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 »

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 »

COMUNICADO DE PRENSA: Un Terremoto de 8.8 Grados Sacude Chile–Operación USA se Prepara Para Mandar Asistencia Humanitaria

Comunicado de Prensa: EN VISTA DEL RECIENTE TERREMOTO DE 8.8 GRADOS OPERACION USA MANDARA AYUDA DE EMERGENCIA A CHILE LOS ANGELES, CA (Sábado, 27 de Febrero, 2010) – Operación USA, una agencia humanitaria basada en Los Ángeles, anuncia hoy que mandara suministros médicos a Chile como parte de la respuesta humanitaria tras la devastación del more »

NEWS RELEASE: Earthquake Strikes Chile–OpUSA Prepares Aid

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE OPERATION USA TO SEND EMERGENCY AID TO CHILE FOLLOWING 8.8 MAGNITUDE EARTHQUAKE LOS ANGELES, CA (February 27, 2010)—Los Angeles-based International relief agency Operation USA announced today that it will send medical aid to Chile as necessary as part of the relief efforts following the earthquake that hit last night. The 8.8 quake 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 »

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

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 »

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.

NEWS RELEASE: Operation USA Prepares Emergency Aid in Response to Earthquakes in Haiti

OPERATION USA to send emergency medical aid to Haiti following earthquakes. Devastation in capital Port-au-Prince.

OpUSA’s ANNUAL HOLIDAY TOY DRIVE: Drop-off toys until December 17

Help make the holidays brighter for many throughout the greater Los Angeles area. Toys will be provided to shelters, clinics and group homes—bringing much needed cheer this holiday season.

SITUATION REPORT: Indonesia Earthquake 2009—Disaster Response in Sumatra

Situation report from Sumatra, Indonesia following earthquakes on Sept 30 and Oct 1. As many as 3,000 people might still be trapped under collapsed buildings. The number of casualties is expected to rise as search and rescue efforts continue.

SITUATION REPORT: Tropical Storm Ketsana & Typhoon Parma—Disaster Response in the Philippines

Situation overview from Manila includes most recent updates on the arrival of Typhoon Parma, forecast to hit the Philippines on Saturday, 3 October.

NEWS RELEASE: Operation USA Prepares Medical Aid in Response to Earthquakes in Indonesia

Operation USA announced today that it will send medical aid to Indonesia following a series of earthquakes that wreacked havoc across the island of Sumatra.

NEWS RELEASE: Operation USA to Send Emergency Medical Aid to Samoa Following Earthquake and Resulting Tsunami

Operation USA announced today that it will send medical aid to both American and Western Samoa as part of the relief efforts following the tsunami that hit yesterday.

NEWS RELEASE: Operation USA To Send Aid To The Philippines After Typhoon Ketsana Devastates Manila

Operation USA is preparing relief supplies to assist in and around Manila as they try to assist nearly 450,000 people in immediate need of assistance as a direct result of flooding caused by torrential rains caused by Typhoon Ketsana.

NEWS RELEASE: Swine Flu Prevention Aid Asked for San Diego Clinics

Los Angeles-based International Relief Agency, Operation USA, Responds to Emergency Request from San Diego County-area Health Clinics.

NEWS RELEASE: Operation USA Appeals for Funds to Aid Humanitarian Crisis in Sri Lanka

Joins Global Relief Community in Calling for Immediate Access to Conflict Zones for Humanitarian Workers

ACTION ALERT: Crisis In Gaza

OPERATION USA JOINS 25 MAJOR AMERICAN RELIEF AGENCIES IN EFFORT TO SEND MEDICAL AID TO CIVILIANS IN GAZA JANUARY 8, 2009 Your support is needed for this urgent humanitarian crisis. International aid organizations are mobilizing responses to the current humanitarian crisis in Gaza. Recent air strikes and a ground offensive have exacerbated an already serious more »