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August 30, 2023

Hurricane Idalia Response & Recovery

Hurricane Idalia, a historic storm, made landfall in Florida on August 30th, causing widespread damage to an area not typically inundated with hurricane conditions. Parts of Georgia were also impacted. Operation USA’s response to this disaster is dependent upon the generosity of our supporters. Any donated funds will enable us to deliver emergency grants to […]

August 18, 2023

Hurricane/Tropical Storm Hilary Response

Hurricane Hilary made landfall in Mexico on August 18th before hitting the southwestern United States as a tropical storm later that week. The unprecedented storm system caused widespread damage and flooding, particularly in California’s burn areas where mudslides and debris flows were triggered by heavy rain and high winds. Operation USA continues to assess any […]

August 10, 2023

Hawaii Wildfires Response & Recovery

On Tuesday, August 8, wildfires–fueled by dry weather and high winds from passing Hurricane Dora–quickly overtook the Hawaiian island of Maui, decimating homes and businesses. Residents who were forced to quickly evacuate suffered major losses, with hundreds killed or injured and many more displaced by the fires. Lahaina, a well loved and historic town was […]

April 25, 2023

Remembering Harry Belafonte

April 25, 2023 We at OpUSA are saddened by news of the passing of Harry Belafonte, legendary singer, actor and activist. Our thoughts are with all those who knew and loved Harry, and we are grateful to have known him. From our President & CEO, Richard Walden: “Once in awhile something happens in life that […]

February 9, 2023

Remembering Burt Bacharach

February 9, 2023–We at OpUSA are saddened at the passing of the great Burt Bacharach, legendary composer, producer, songwriter and pianist. We were lucky to work with Mr. Bacharach in 1999, when he joined “Music Bridges” to Cuba, a program where American artists (including greats like Gladys Knight, Bonnie Raitt, Mick Fleetwood and Peter Frampton!) […]

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