Operation USA Blog

July 27, 2015

OpUSA Volunteer Profile: Meet Evelyn

Meet the faces of our organization! Our Staff Profile blog series will introduce you to the people behind Operation USA. This month, get to know our summer intern, Evelyn!     NAME: Evelyn   HOMETOWN: Los Angeles, CA   WORKING AT OPUSA SINCE: 2015   TITLE: Intern   PRIMARY JOB FUNCTIONS: Helping out around the […]

April 16, 2015

Helpful Tips For California Earthquake Preparedness Month

April 16, 2015   Earthquakes can happen anywhere, at any time.   California is at especially high risk for earthquakes, and they occur more frequently here than they do elsewhere in the United States, leaving residents vulnerable. April has been designated Earthquake Preparedness Month to remind the public of the importance of being ready for […]

February 3, 2015

Looking Back on ‘Because We Care’ – OpUSA’s Star-Studded Benefit Event – 35 Years Later

February 3, 2015 — Early in 1980, Operation USA (then called Operation California) was just finding its footing in the nonprofit sector. Just six months earlier, a friend and I had been inspired to launch our flagship relief effort aimed at providing relief to the Vietnamese “Boat People” refugees in Malaysia. As we gained momentum […]

January 12, 2015

Haiti Earthquake Recovery – 5 Years Later

Five years ago today, on January 12, 2010, a magnitude 7.0 earthquake struck Haiti, affecting as many as three million people. Upwards of 230,000 people were killed in the earthquake, and more than one million people were left homeless in the aftermath.     Operation USA–already working in the country since 2008–responded quickly, sending relief […]

January 8, 2015

Updates on Operation USA in the Philippines

January 8, 2015 — In November 2013 the largest storm ever to make landfall, Super Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda), devastated the Philippines. More than 16 million people were impacted by the typhoon, with upwards of 6,200 people killed and 4.1 million people displaced–nearly 1.7 million of which were children. Operation USA responded to the disaster quickly, […]

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