Hurricane Ian Response
Hurricane Ian made landfall in Cuba early on September 27th as a Category 3 storm, knocking out power for the entire country, before slamming into the U.S. days later as a Category 4-5 storm. The hurricane brought devastating 155+ mph winds, heavy rainfall and a catastrophic storm surge to Florida’s coast. Recovery from this disaster, for many, will take years.
Operation USA has previously provided aid to Florida and neighboring states in the wake of hurricanes, and will do so again as much as funding allows. Our capacity to help hurricane survivors is directly dependent on the generosity of our supporters. Please consider a donation here
April 10, 2023–
This week, Operation USA delivered a $30,000 emergency grant to the Miami Diaper Bank to aid in ongoing hurricane recovery for vulnerable families.
When Hurricane Ian made landfall, Miami Diaper Bank responded immediately to the needs of children and families affected by the natural disaster by connecting 42,646 diapers, 8,300 pull ups, 172,800 baby wipes, 1,200 diaper rash creams, and 100 duffle bags with essentials like a comforting teddy bear, toiletries (toothbrush, toothpaste, body wash and bar soaps) to approximately 1,518 of the littlest victims of the natural disaster, as well as coloring books with crayons to help keep their spirits up during this difficult time. The organization’s relief efforts have continued through current partner agencies in both Collier County & Lee County by distributing an additional 54,000 diapers and pull ups to support their relief efforts.
This $30,000–made possible by our generous supporters–will enable the Miami Diaper Bank to further serve some of the most vulnerable families impacted by Hurricane Ian. We’re proud to support such a worthy group.
November 11, 2022–
This week, Operation USA delivered a shipment of relief supplies to partners on the ground in Florida. Thanks to the generous support of our corporate partners, the shipment–handed off to the Children’s Service Foundation of Southwest Florida at the Apostolic House of God in Ft. Myers–included clothing, shoes, hand sanitizer, disposable PPE, travel blankets and work gloves.
Thank you to everyone who made this relief effort possible. Operation USA will continue to assess any/all opportunities to provide aid to Florida in the coming months. Your support increases our capacity to deliver both grants and material aid. Please visit give.opusa.org
to help now.
October 20, 2022–
Operation USA continues to assess damage and needs in Florida in the wake of Hurricane Ian, and is preparing to deliver aid to partners on the ground as much as funding allows. Your donations at this time enable OpUSA to get cash quickly into the hands of those who need it most via emergency grants to food banks (bolstering food security and clean water access for survivors), community clinics (improving access to emergent medical care in impacted communities), programs supporting school-age children (quickening their return to normalcy) and other worthy groups.