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November 30, 2020

WAPO: Smallest health providers face biggest problem finding protective gear amid coronavirus surge

From the Washington Post: By Amy Goldstein November 22, 2020 at 3:05 p.m. PST   As the coronavirus rages across the country, community health centers and small doctors’ offices, AIDS clinics and homeless shelters are struggling with a scarcity of protective gear to buffer workers from harm, their budgets and buying power unable to compete […]

November 17, 2020

Hurricane Iota Response

November 17, 2020–Hurricane Iota–a Category 5 storm–made landfall in Nicaragua early today, battering the same area that was hit by Hurricane Eta just weeks ago. The storm is projected to impact communities across Central America, and possibly “leave Nicaragua scarred for generations” in the aftermath.     OpUSA has worked in Nicaragua previously, including facilitating […]

November 3, 2020

Hurricane Eta Response

November 6, 2020–Hurricane Eta made landfall in Central America earlier this week, with winds reaching more than 140 mph. Due to challenges faced by by the U.S. Air Force Reserve and NOAA observation aircraft, it is unknown weather the storm was a Category 4 or Category 5. Early reports indicate damage across Nicaragua and Honduras, […]

October 31, 2020

Super Typhoon Goni Response

October 31, 2020–Our thoughts are with all our friends and partners in the Philippines this weekend as Typhoon Goni–anticipated to be 2020’s worst storm yet–approaches the country. OpUSA has deep ties in the Philippines, and we’ve remained committed to Guiuan, which Typhoon Haiyan devastated in 2013, for many years. We are hopeful that Typhoon Goni […]

October 29, 2020

Hurricane Zeta Response

October 29, 2020–Hurricane Zeta battered the Gulf Coast this week, leaving 2.5M people without power and maintaining strong winds and heavy rain as it tracks inland. Operation USA is planning to respond to all recent hurricanes, but we can’t provide aid to the hardest-hit communities without your support. Will you donate today?   Visit […]

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