Operation Compassion has a worldwide scope of ministry and assistance to the underserved and non-served populations. While we are proud of our accomplishments outside the United States, Operation Compassion fills a vital role assisting those same populations inside the United States. To this end, Operation Compassion sent more than 235 semi-trucks to rural and urban America.
Operation Compassion has been working on inventories for the last several weeks in preparation of sending health and medical supplies to the country of Ivory Coast in West Africa. Prior to their recent civil war, Ivory Coast had one of the best medical/health plans for their citizens. Their infrastructure was able to handle most any illness or surgical needs at no cost to its populace. However, that has all changed.
Approximately 10 years ago, a Chattanooga dentist approached Operation Compassion with an idea to help Orphanage Emmanuel in Comayaguela, Honduras. The vision was to send raw wheat to the orphanage, teach them to mill it and use the flour to bake goods in support of the more than 600 children housed there. A partnership was born and Dr. Don Reynolds and Operation Compassion have been sending wheat ever since. Continue reading 'Operation Compassion Continues Support of Honduran Orphanage'»
Through a recent partnership with a new non-profit agency, Operation Compassion is able to ship product into Iraq, more specifically, into the city of Erbil. Erbil is located about 55 miles east of Mosul and has a permanent population of about 1.5 million. Erbil is also the largest and the capital city of the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. Erbil, as a city, dates back to 6000 BC.
Our new partner has been working with displaced Christian refugees for centuries and is the oldest continuing Christian community which can trace its beginnings to St. Thomas, one of the 12 Disciples. More recently, they have been assisting the Christians that have fled from Mosul and other towns.
Just in time for winter, Operation Compassion received a grant for more than 225,000 blankets for distribution to its partners. Last year, when Operation Compassion received the grant for blankets, no one knew the winter would set records across the mid-west, eastern and southern United States. As many areas set records for low temperature and snowfall it was extremely difficult for the homeless and underserved populations to survive.