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September 26, 2022

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, […]

September 19, 2022

Hurricane Fiona & Flood Response: Puerto Rico

On September 18, 2022, Hurricane Fiona struck Puerto Rico. The Category 4 storm devastated communities still grappling with the ongoing impact of Hurricane Maria in 2017, bringing high winds, heavy rain and catastrophic flooding to the island. Our ability to provide effective support to Puerto Rico is entirely dependent on the generosity of you, our […]

September 12, 2022

A Letter from President & CEO Richard Walden: Fall 2022

September 12, 2022 Dear Friends, As the late Secretary of State Madeleine Albright once said: “To put it mildly, the world is a mess.” We here at OpUSA know all too well just how vast and urgent pervasive global needs are in 2022. More than two years into the COVID-19 pandemic, in the wake of […]

August 31, 2022

Flooding in Pakistan

August 31, 2022– Operation USA is deeply saddened by recent devastating floods in Pakistan. This catastrophic disaster reminds us once again of the ever-worsening impact climate change has on communities grappling with disaster worldwide. Due to the ongoing flood crisis–since the rainy season started in June–more than one third of the country has been severely […]

August 2, 2022

Kentucky Storm Recovery

August 1, 2022–Operation USA is saddened by recent devastating floods in Kentucky, which have killed 37, injured many and impacted thousands more. We are monitoring the ongoing situation as heavy rainfall continues, causing additional flooding and creating challenging conditions for rescue and recovery efforts. In the weeks ahead, we will assess all opportunities to provide […]

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