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August 17, 2016

Louisiana Flood Relief

Our thoughts are with all those affected by recent severe storms and flooding in Louisiana and Mississippi.   We are currently working the Louisiana Primary Care Association to determine how we can assist recovery efforts by providing hospital equipment, medical supplies and other in-kind materials to clinics and hospitals in impacted communities.   Your donations […]

July 7, 2016

Update: Learning Enhancements at Ngolos Honeywell Elementary School

July 7, 2016— It’s been almost three years since Typhoon Haiyan devastated the Philippines, and recovery in Guiuan continues. There, since opening the doors of Ngolos Honeywell Elementary School to more than 250 area children in 2015, Operation USA has remained committed to serving the school and its programs so that students have the tools […]

June 30, 2016

UPDATE: Operation USA Makes Grant to All Hands Volunteers for Ecuador Relief

June 28, 2016 — On Saturday, April 16, a magnitude 7.8 earthquake struck the northwestern coast of Ecuador, killing hundreds and injuring thousands. The quake–the worst to hit the country since 1987–leveled buildings, destroyed roads and bridges, damaged structures and triggered landslides. Reports estimate that upwards of 73,000 people were displaced while more than 7,000 […]

June 9, 2016

Remembering and Honoring Petrona Perez Basilio

by Richard Walden     The people of Nicaragua and the village of Santa Rosa lost a real hero last week in Petrona Perez Basilio.   One of the joys of international relief and development work is the people you encounter in the most unlikely places. In 1999, over 20% of Nicaragua’s land and population […]

June 7, 2016

Remembering Muhammad Ali

by Richard Walden     In April 1994–over a span of just 100 days–upwards of 500,000 Rwandan Tutsis were massacred in a spasm of ethnic violence, with ethnic Hutu neighbors killing Tutsi neighbors who had no protection from the Hutu-led Rwanda government. The US Government was nearly paralyzed as the genocide came just 2 years […]

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