On March 11, 2011 a 9.0 earthquake struck Japan. The most powerful recorded earthquake in Japan’s history struck 250 miles north-east of Tokyo—and generated a 10-metre-high tsunami that swept away everything in its path, triggered a Pacific-wide tsunami alert and raised fears of a nuclear catastrophe from damaged power plants. The Japanese National Police […]
On Saturday, January 28th, our first and long-time board Chair, Dr. Paul F. O’Rourke, passed away. Paul helped establish Operation USA (then known as Operation California) as an an agile, effective relief agency which could immediately respond to disasters in many of the world’s most dangerous places. He traveled with us to Cambodia, Vietnam, […]
In the aftermath of both the 2004 Tsunami and decades of civil war, Operation USA is addressing the humanitarian crisis that continues in Sri Lanka.
Dear Friends, None of us is unaffected by the challenges of our current economy. Those of us at Operation USA know we are asking for your support at a difficult time. But, people’s needs here at home and around the world only continue to grow. With charitable giving to meet basic needs down the […]
LOS ANGELES, CA (Nov 2, 2011)–Multiple tropical storms and heavy monsoon rains have caused widespread flooding across Southeast Asia, including Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos, Burma, and the Philippines. As many as 900 deaths have been reported and the flooding is affecting an estimated 9 million others. Thousands of houses, entire towns and villages, and hundreds […]