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

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 »

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 »