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February 17, 2021

Winter Storm Recovery

February 23, 2021–Thank you to all those who have donated to our Winter Storm Relief & Recovery efforts so far. Today, we’re sending a truckload of bottled water (more than 31,000 bottles!) to partners at the Houston Food Bank to aid in immediate relief for families who have been severely impacted by recent storms. Your […]

February 15, 2021

Mozambique Shipment Arrival

February 15, 2021– Operation USA committed to relief in Mozambique after Cyclone Idai devastated the country in 2019. Late in 2020, after many logistical road blocks, we were finally able to deploy a shipment of much-needed medical supplies and hospital supplies to hospital partners on the ground in the country. Recently, we received this video […]

November 30, 2020

WAPO: Smallest health providers face biggest problem finding protective gear amid coronavirus surge

From the Washington Post: By Amy Goldstein November 22, 2020 at 3:05 p.m. PST   As the coronavirus rages across the country, community health centers and small doctors’ offices, AIDS clinics and homeless shelters are struggling with a scarcity of protective gear to buffer workers from harm, their budgets and buying power unable to compete […]

November 17, 2020

Hurricane Iota Response

November 17, 2020–Hurricane Iota–a Category 5 storm–made landfall in Nicaragua early today, battering the same area that was hit by Hurricane Eta just weeks ago. The storm is projected to impact communities across Central America, and possibly “leave Nicaragua scarred for generations” in the aftermath.     OpUSA has worked in Nicaragua previously, including facilitating […]

November 3, 2020

Hurricane Eta Response

November 6, 2020–Hurricane Eta made landfall in Central America earlier this week, with winds reaching more than 140 mph. Due to challenges faced by by the U.S. Air Force Reserve and NOAA observation aircraft, it is unknown weather the storm was a Category 4 or Category 5. Early reports indicate damage across Nicaragua and Honduras, […]

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