Disaster Relief Wish List

 

When disaster strikes, Operation USA responds quickly with shipments of much-needed relief and recovery supplies.

 

In order to coordinate a fast and effective response, it is crucial that we have a cache of appropriate material goods on hand at the Operation USA warehouse. This “disaster cache” will also come in handy if and when Los Angeles suffers a disaster locally. The following is a list of items that Operation USA most often needs in times of disaster:

 

 

AC units
Anti-diarrheals
Antibiotics
Axes
Baby blankets
Baby formula & supplies
Batteries
Blankets
Clothing & shoes (new, unused)
Coolers
Diapers
Exam & surgical gloves
Face Masks (N95)
Feminine products
First aid supplies
Flashlights
Hair brushes & combs
Hammers
Hand sanitizer
Hospital bedding
Large fans
Medical disposables
Modular housing units
Plastic buckets
Pliers
Portable lights
Power generators
Power tools
Radios
Rolled plastic sheeting, 6 ml or thicker
Safety goggles
Shampoo & conditioner
Shovels
Skin preparations
Sleeping bags
Soap
Solar-powered flashlights
Solar-powered radios
Tents
Toothbrushes
Toothpaste
Transportation services (air, land, sea)
Water jugs
Water purification tablets
Work gloves
Wound care materials
Wrenches

 

 

Due to shipping logistics and distribution challenges in disaster areas, we can only accept these items if they are new and in bulk quantities. If you have any of these items in small quantities or that are gently used, we recommend you take them to a local organization which can utilize them in your own community.