Flint, MI is a city of approximately 100,000 people located 66 miles northwest of Detroit. In the last several weeks, Flint has gone through a crisis of a lack of potable water. The city’s water infrastructure has been compromised with unsafe levels of lead contaminating their water.
Over the weekend tornadoes and severe flooding struck the south and southeast leaving devastation and destruction in their wake. Texas was the hardest hit recording an EF4 tornado. So far, more than 40 people have been killed and more than 600 hundred homes/structures destroyed.
Once again Operation Compassion will be a part of a Combined Federal Campaign charity federation of “America’s Most Cost-Effective Charities.” In order to be listed in this group, charities must not spend more than 1% of the total income for overhead expenses. Continue reading 'Operation Compassion: America’s Most Cost-Effective Charities'»
Poverty in underdeveloped countries is on the rise. Poverty is the number reason why families live without the basic necessities of life: food, shelter, medical care and education. Most families earn less than $1 per day and the rise homelessness among children is the greatest contributing factors. Because of the threat of disease and death, it becomes imperative for these families have a place to receive nutritious meals, medical attention, education and a place to live. The only way to break the cycle of poverty is to help provide these basics.
Recovery work continues in South Carolina as high water levels still plague residents and some communities remain cut off. In the midst of the catastrophe, Operation Compassion is on the move delivering critical disaster relief to the hardest hit areas. As of today 16 semi-trailers of critical relief supplies have been delivered to 5 temporary warehouses and a multitude of locations throughout South Carolina. Stories are pouring in from volunteers and partners telling what the response has meant to them through social media: