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September 16, 2014

NEWS RELEASE: Operation USA to Ship Ebola Relief Supplies to West Africa

Los Angeles nongovernmental organization to send protective equipment and cleaning supplies to Liberia   Los Angeles, Calif., September 16, 2014— Operation USA, a Los Angeles-based international relief agency, today announced that it will send a shipment of Ebola relief supplies–containing more than 6,000 pounds of personal protective equipment including 50,000 N-95 masks and 50,000 pairs […]

September 3, 2014

Combating Ebola in West Africa: How to Help (Updated)

UPDATE (09/03/14) As of Wednesday more than 3,500 cases have now been reported, with more than 1,500 deaths confirmed, in what is the largest and most complex outbreak of Ebola since the the disease was first discovered in 1979. The epidemic has also spread to Nigeria, Senegal and The Congo in addition to Liberia, Guinea […]

August 29, 2014

UPDATE: An Ominous Ebola Forecast from the World Health Organization

From the New York Times, August 28, 2014:   The World Health Organization warned on Thursday that the Ebola epidemic in West Africa, already the largest outbreak ever recorded, is going to get much worse over the next six months, the shortest window in which it might conceivably be brought under control. By then, the […]

August 11, 2014

NOTE: Operation USA mourns the loss of Robin Williams

Today we mourn the untimely loss of comedian Robin Williams, who supported Operation USA with what was perhaps our most successful fundraiser ever–a very special event in which he starred alongside Julie Andrews and Carol Burnett in June 1984. Operation USA will always be grateful for his support. He was truly one of the funniest […]

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