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HAITI: EARTHQUAKE RECOVERY PROJECT—School Rebuilding Project in Jacmel

The massive earthquake on January 12, 2010 brought unprecedented devastation to the island nation of Haiti. While the world’s attention focused on the extensive damage done in Port-au-Prince, a catastrophe of equal magnitude unfolded on Haiti’s southern coast in the city of Jacmel. As many as 70% of Jacmel’s homes were damaged or destroyed. Operation more »

SRI LANKA: Post-Conflict Projects, 2012

In the aftermath of both the 2004 Tsunami and decades of civil war, Operation USA is addressing the humanitarian crisis that continues in Sri Lanka.


Operation USA is currently partnering with local Haitian NGO L’Athletique d’Haiti to construct a cafeteria to meet the increased demand created by recent disasters.

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: 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: 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 »

CALIFORNIA: Clinics Supply Program

For over 29 years, Operation USA has provided supplies, equipment and medicines—free of charge—to community clinics and health centers throughout California.

NEW ORLEANS: The Awesome Girls Mentoring Program

The Awesome Girls Program offers afterschool programming for girls, providing safety, shelter and nurturing in post-Katrina New Orleans.

NEW ORLEANS: Post-Katrina Mental Health Program for Children

Through the Children’s Bureau of New Orleans, this program provides specialized programs for children and families in the greater New Orleans area, with an emphasis on mental health, child welfare and advocacy.


In the 10 years since Hurricane Mitch devastated the region, Operation USA has made a long-term commitment to the village of Santa Rosa, Nicaragua.

HAITI: EARTHQUAKE RECOVERY PROJECT—St. Damien’s Pediatric Hospital/St. Luke’s Schools

St. Damien is the only free pediatric hospital in Haiti. Run by Father Rick Frechette, an American doctor and community organizer who’d been working in the slums of Port-au-Prince for over two decades, he and his small team have also built an orphanage, medical clinics, alongside St. Luke’s, a network of neighborhood schools. OpUSA has more »

PAKISTAN EARTHQUAKE RECOVERY PROJECTS: Immediate response and long-term projects

The morning of October 8, 2005, a 7.6 earthquake hit Pakistan—leaving more than 80,000 dead, over 100,000 injured and 3.5 million homeless in northern Pakistan and Kashmir, the region divided between India and Pakistan. Operation USA responded to the disaster rapidly with an airlift of medical supplies. Additional support was provided to rebuild homes, a more »

Hurricanes Katrina and Rita: Disaster Response–An Overview

Operation USA continues post-hurricane projects in Louisiana and Mississippi–with an emphasis on community health clinics. Although there has been significant progress in much of the region, many residents are still struggling to reconstruct their lives.

Indian Ocean Tsunami: Disaster Response–An Overview

One of the deadliest natural disasters in recorded history, Operation USA’s extensive relief work included projects funded in Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Thailand and India.

SRI LANKA: Learning Center for Girls

Operation USA is supporting the construction of The Visions Learning Center, which will be built adjacent to the Kalagam Girls School in Colombo.

VIETNAM & CAMBODIA: Community Development and Microcredit Program

Dedicated to working with poor in rural areas, Mekong Plus’ programs include livelihood training, microcredit, education and health care.

CAMBODIA: Counseling Center for Women and Children

A program for culturally ostracized HIV+ women and their children, providing skill training, health care and more.

SRI LANKA: Tsunami Disaster Response–Kallady Village Project

Operation USA’s largest Tsunami relief project has been in the fishing village of Kallady, Sri Lanka. As part of a long-term commitment to the village, ongoing projects continue.

Hurricanes Gustav & Ike: Disaster Response in the Gulf Coast, USA

Following a Category 2 hurricane on September 1, 2008, Operation USA responded with aid to Louisiana, Mississippi and parts of Texas.

Mid-West Floods: Disaster Response in Iowa, Wisconsin and Illinois

In June and July of 2008, back to back rain storms slammed the American Midwest causing some of the worst flooding in over a decade. Operation USA responded with emergency medical, shelter and nutritional supplies.

ZAMBIA: Health Services for Congolese Refugees

Working in the Kala Refugee Camp in Zambia, this program educates Congolese refugees about disease prevention, women’s and children’s health, human anatomy and healthy living.

Cyclone Nargis: Disaster Response in Myanmar

On May 3, 2008 Cyclone Nargis, a category 4 cyclone, hit the Irrawaddy delta region of Myanmar. Operation USA worked to provide medical supplies for populations not being reached by other humanitarian aid.