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 Super-Typhoon Megi. As part of ongoing relief work continued from damage wrought by last year’s Typhoon Ondoy, a shipment was already scheduled for Manila this week. Typhoon Megi brought winds that may have reached as much as 200 miles per hour before it struck the Philippines Monday morning, not only the strongest hurricane of the 2010 season, but one of the strongest tropical cyclones on record.
The relief group is appealing for donations of funds from the public and corporate donations in bulk of health care materials, water purification supplies and food supplements which it then ships to Manila from its base in the Port of Los Angeles.
HOW TO HELP:
Donate online at www.opusa.org, by phone at 1.800.678.7255 or, by check made out to Operation USA, 3617 Hayden Ave, Suite A, Culver City, CA 90232. Text SMARTAID to 50555 to donate $10 to OpUSA’s disaster response in the Philippines.
About Operation USA
Operation USA is an international relief agency that helps communities at home and abroad overcome the effects of disasters, disease and endemic poverty by providing privately-funded relief, reconstruction and development aid. Since 1979, the Los Angeles-based Operation USA has worked in 99 countries, delivering over $350 million for relief and development projects.
The Philippines ranks among the world’s most disaster-prone countries due to its location on the typhoon belt and the Pacific earthquake rim. Operation USA began working in The Philippines in 1985 providing disaster relief after a wide variety of natural disasters struck various parts of the country. Ongoing efforts continued following the series of storms that struck the region in the fall of 2009.