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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: 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 »

FIELD VISIT: Jacmel, Haiti. CNN Visits ‘Ecole Nationale JM Henriquez’ and first annual Soccer Tournament held

Operation USA hosted our first annual soccer tournament at ‘Ecole Nationale JM Henriquez’ — the school we rebuilt in partnership with Honeywell. We were delighted to welcome dignitaries from Honeywell — as well as CNN’s Soledad O’Brien — to the days festivities! view album on Flickr

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 »

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 »


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: 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.

NEWS RELEASE: Blake Edwards Art Exhibit to Benefit Operation USA

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 »

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 »

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

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 »

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

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

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 »

Hurricanes Gustav & Ike: Disaster Response in Cuba and Haiti

In September 2008, Hurricane Ike slammed into the Caribbean hitting Haiti and Cuba, causing serious flooding, wind damage and crop devastation.

NEWS RELEASE: Operation USA Plans Assistance To Cuba After Hurricane Ike

LOS ANGELES (September 8, 2008) Los Angeles-based international disaster relief group, Operation USA, announced today that it would send emergency assistance to Cuba’s main pediatric hospitals so that they could better respond to the medical needs of children stemming from the devastation caused by Hurricanes Gustav and Ike. Ike is hitting Camaguey Province, Cuba’s capitol, more »