Entrepreneur and philanthropist Bill Gates stated that 50% of the infectious diseases in the world can be prevented with two things; toilets and shoes. Each day around the world children are exposed to numerous diseases because they are walking, running and playing barefooted. It only takes one scrape or cut to allow bacteria to enter the bloodstream creating a perfect storm of ill health among the most vulnerable — children.
Operation Compassion provided many of its non-profit partners with blankets for distribution during the winter months. When Operation Compassion received the blankets, no one knew the 2013-14 winter would set records across the mid-west, eastern and southern United States. Many areas have set records for low temperature and snowfall making it extremely difficult for the homeless and underserved populations to survive.
Jimmy Jones of Christ Central Ministries in South Carolina has been partnering with Operation Compassion for more than 13 years. Christ Central Ministries’ rapid expansion created an urgent need for construction supplies and blankets for the poor and homeless.
The Midwest was pounded by numerous tornadoes Sunday morning and afternoon. As many as 6 people died in Illinois and more than 400 homes were destroyed and many more damaged. Throughout the Midwest people took shelter only to come out to see the reality of such devastation and loss.
One of the greatest disasters the world has ever witnessed is unfolding in the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan. With thousands dead and missing and thousands more displaced, disaster relief has been a difficult challenge for the Philippine Government and NGO’s. However, Operation Compassion has been engaged in a number of disaster relief activities trying to help as much as possible. Continue reading 'Operation Compassion Sends Aid to the Philippines'»