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July 12, 2019

Celebrating 40 Years of Humanitarian Aid

It all started with a simple idea: In 1979, Richard Walden realized the potential to leverage partnerships and strategic timing to help thousands of Vietnamese refugees stranded off the coast of Malaysia. A few phone calls and one major airlift later, Operation USA (then called Operation California) was born.   Today, Operation USA remains committed […]

July 11, 2019

Developing: Tropical Storm Barry

July 15, 2019–Though the Gulf Coast was spared catastrophic hurricane damage, Tropical Storm Barry continues to dump rain on Louisiana, Mississippi and Arkansas today–triggering flooding and prompting more evacuations. In many areas, residents are without power and roads and bridges are closed. Local officials in impacted communities are urging those in flooded areas to take […]

July 8, 2019

California Earthquakes: Are You Disaster Prepared?

July 8, 2019–Late last week, residents of Southern California experienced two major earthquakes–a magnitude 6.4 on Thursday, July 4th followed by a magnitude 7.1 just a day later on Friday, July 5th. Experts say these may be indicative of forthcoming, potentially more damaging quakes along the same fault system. Though damage from these quakes was […]

May 14, 2019

California Wildfire Recovery

May 14, 2019–Last week, a shipment of relief supplies left the OpUSA warehouse for Northern California, where wildfire recovery continues. Many thanks to corporate partners who donated items including water and work gloves in support of these important efforts. OpUSA remains committed to wildfire relief and recovery. Your donations make this work possible. Thank you. […]

May 8, 2019

Cyclone Idai Response

May 8, 2019–Operation USA is working diligently with partners to expedite the delivery of in-kind material aid to Beira and the surrounding areas. Last month, we received a major donation of oral rehydration supplies from Hydralyte for delivery to communities impacted by Cyclone Idai. Those supplies are currently staged at our warehouse in Port of […]

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