Operation Compassion Establishes New Growth Plateau

By , July 16, 2004

During the first five months of 2004, Operation Compassion was shipping product in and out of their warehouse network at a record pace. Then June dawned and the donations of product exploded beyond anyone’s imagination. Semi trucks were moving in and out a frenetic pace, stretching every staff member to a new capacity.
Operation Compassion had to expand its warehousing capacity three different times throughout the month to keep up with the increased inventory. One morning, nine semi trucks were waiting in line for the warehouse staff to arrive. At the end of the day twenty-three semis were loaded and/or unloaded during an eight-hour shift, a new daily record was established.

With each passing day, Operation Compassion’s capacity was put to the limit as decisions had to be made so the impact of the product received would be optimized as it was being distributed. Semi trucks were crisscrossing the continental United States going to areas of greatest need. Many semi trucks were going to port cities preparing for overseas journeys to third world countries.

Urban and rural communities, disaster relief and third world countries were beneficiaries of the boom. Products were more diverse than at any other time in Operation Compassion’s history. Everything from medical supplies and equipment, textbooks and school supplies, laundry detergent and personal hygiene products, food and water, candy, chips and snacks, powered and liquid milk, bedding and bath items, to mention a few.

David Lorency, International Field Director, Operation Compassion, exclaimed, “June was the wildest month in our history. It came without warning but it allowed Operation Compassion to reach the next level of operation. Our staff performed admirably as we worked through all the logistics.”

According to Dr. John D. Nichols, President, Operation Compassion, “I am completely amazed at the development of Operation Compassion over the years. Every month new and exciting progress is being mapped. But the greatest thing is the knowledge of the thousands upon thousands of families that are receiving assistance. That is what excites me!”

The record for the month of June was established by moving seven hundred forty-seven semi trucks within the Operation Compassion network, both domestic and international, all in twenty-two working days.

Anyone interested in supporting financially, donating products or providing a corporate lead may contact:

Operation Compassion
Dr. John D. Nichols, President
David Lorency, International Field Director
Tim Burdashaw, Communications & Development

114 Stuart Road, NE Suite 370
Cleveland, TN 37312
423.728.3932 Office
423.728.3958 Fax
www.operationcompassion.org

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