Hurricane Ian Response
Update: 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.
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
Learn more about Hurricane Ian here
This is a developing situation, please check back for more updates.