Somewhere in the world a disaster strikes! Often the survivors of these disasters are unprepared and unable to handle the immediate crisis. Survivors become dependent upon resources being mobilized by government agencies and non-profit charities. For families, it can become a life or death struggle trying to find food, water and shelter, the basic necessities of life.
Located just west of Gallup, NM is the First American Distribution Center. This is a major source of assistance to the Navajo Reservation and other Indian Nations nearby. For several years, Mike Hartwell has been the coordinator splitting his time between New Mexico and West Virginia where he is also the coordinator of the Appalachian Dream Center. This past winter was harsh on the high desert plateau and supplies previously sent by Operation Compassion have been depleted. Continue reading 'Operation Compassion Sends Relief Aid to New Mexico'»
In many countries it is difficult for the poor to find adequate medical care. Often they go untreated because of the scarcity of clinics and lack of medical equipment and supplies. With the increase in disease and injury prevalent in underdeveloped countries because of improper sanitation and lack of footwear, medical supplies become a life or death commodity. In response to this continuing need, Operation Compassion has sent a variety of medical supplies and equipment to eight countries. Continue reading 'Operation Compassion Sends Medical Supplies to Eight Countries'»
During the past several months the distribution of clothing has become a focal point for Operation Compassion. While most people have access to some type of clothing, adequate clothing is hard to come by for the poor and helpless. Clothing which we take for granted is critical for those who do without. Clothing serves 4 basic needs: 1.) clothing provides warmth from the cold; 2.) clothing provides protection from the sun; 3.) clothing for children provides the uniforms necessary to attend school and 4.) clothing can make a difference in employment for adults. Continue reading 'Operation Compassion Delivers Clothing to Those in Need'»
During the last 12 months, Operation Compassion has distributed a record 1.5 million square feet of tile through its partners. That is more than 200 semi-trucks loaded with tile! Our partners use the tile for walls, floors and exteriors. One million square feet of tile was distributed through ongoing international programs and 500,000 square feet was distributed through a one-time purchase for domestic use. Continue reading 'Operation Compassion Distributes Tile Worldwide'»