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May 5, 2016

Checking In: Ngolos Honeywell Elementary School

  May 5, 2016 — On March 24, 2015, Operation USA and Honeywell opened the doors of Ngolos Honeywell Elementary School to more than 250 students in Guiuan. The small coastal community on the tip of Eastern Samar, in the Philippines, had been devastated by Typhoon Haiyan in November 2013. Every person in the community […]

April 25, 2016

Nepal Earthquake Recovery: One Year Later

  April 25, 2016 — On April 25, 2015, a magnitude 7.8 earthquake hit Nepal. The tremor was the worst to hit the country in 80 years, and it caused massive damage across Nepal–which already faced challenging conditions before the disaster–killing more than 9,000 people and injuring more than 20,000 more. Less than a month […]

April 20, 2016

Ecuador Earthquake Recovery

Luis Acosta/AFP/Getty Images  April 18, 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. The earthquake also caused a subsequent tsunami warning for communities along […]

April 17, 2016

NEWS RELEASE: Operation USA to Aid Recovery Efforts in Ecuador Following Magnitude 7.8 Earthquake

April 17, 2016–Operation USA, a Los Angeles-based international relief agency, announced today that is assessing needs in Ecuador following a magnitude 7.8 earthquake. The agency will focus on medical and educational recovery while providing aid to communities most in need in the aftermath of the deadly tremor.   The earthquake—the deadliest to hit Ecuador since […]

March 14, 2016

A Note on Cuba from President & CEO Richard Walden

March 14, 2016 — On Monday, March 21, President Barack Obama will become the first American President to visit Cuba since 1928, when Calvin Coolidge attended the Pan American Conference in Havana. In 1996, President Clinton signed the Helms-Burton Act, transferring the authority to remove the far-reaching trade embargo to Congress, and thereby limiting a […]

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