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November 13, 2018

Updates: California Wildfire Recovery

November 13, 2018–This month, a new wave of devastating wildfires has swept across California. In Northern California, the Camp Fire has become the deadliest fire in the state’s history, burning 125,000 acres, destroying more than 7,600 structures (mostly homes) and killing 42 people as of Tuesday morning. In Southern California, the Woolsey Fire in Malibu/Los […]

October 11, 2018

Hurricane Michael Recovery

October 11, 2018–Hurricane Michael made landfall in Florida as a Category 4 storm yesterday. With winds topping 155 mph, the storm is being reported as the strongest to hit the US mainland on record. Early reports from impacted areas along the Florida panhandle say damage is widespread and in many areas “catastrophic,” with entire coastal […]

September 30, 2018

Indonesia Earthquake and Tsunami Response

October 9, 2018–The death toll in Indonesia has risen to 1,944, and more than 5,000 people are missing and presumed dead. Operation USA is continuing to monitor the situation and assess opportunities to aid community-based partners with in-kind materials or cash grants where possible.   For the latest news, click here.     September 30, […]

September 19, 2018

A Letter from President & CEO Richard Walden

Dear Friends,   As we begin our 40th year, I sincerely thank you for your continued support of Operation USA.   I know that in today’s world there are many organizations and causes worthy of your attention, involvement and investment, in disaster relief and beyond. As climate change continues to intensify the impact of major […]

September 13, 2018

PRESS RELEASE: Operation USA to Aid Recovery Efforts Following Hurricane Florence

Los Angeles-based non-governmental agency seeking donations as massive storm makes landfall   Los Angeles, Calif., September 13, 2017—Operation USA, a Los Angeles-based international relief agency, today announced plans to assess damage and deliver aid to community-based partners in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence. The agency will deliver both in-kind recovery aid—relief materials, cleanup supplies, and […]

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