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 the 2005 Kashmir Earthquake have been impacted. Operation USA has developed a network of local partner agencies and is limiting its assistance to areas already familiar to it.
Through a well-developed network of local partner agencies, Operation USA is working to provide critical medical aid, water purification tablets and shelter relief to those made most vulnerable by the devastation, with an emphasis on the needs of women and children. The floods have ravaged the lives and livelihoods of millions and the impact of this disaster will be felt for months to come. Operation USA will additionally focus long-term recovery efforts on rebuilding the already tenuous education capacity for girls.
The agency is appealing to the public for funds—and to companies for bulk disaster materials including water purification chemicals, shelter supplies, electric generators, medicines and medical equipment.
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 REBUILD to 50555 to donate $10 to relief efforts.
LEARN MORE about Operation USA’s disaster relief efforts in Pakistan: ONE SHEET_PAKISTAN FLOODS 2010
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.
Learn more and make secure donations at www.opusa.org.
Alison Deknatel, Director of Communications, Operation USA
310.838.3455 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Richard Walden, President and CEO, Operation USA
310.838.3455 or email@example.com