Operation Compassion Assisting Thirty-five Disaster Relief Sites

By , September 6, 2005

As the first week passes since the landfall of Hurricane Katrina, Operation Compassion reports that disaster relief products are coming in at an unbelievable pace. More than fifty semi trucks of supplies from Operation Compassion and their charity partners were delivered within the first five days. In addition, fourteen semi trucks were delivered on Labor Day alone. The warehouse personnel have been working nearly around the clock to get supplies to the survivors in Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana.

Sampling of supplies being sent:
Bottled Water (individual size bottles up to gallon , mobile tankers)
High Protein Snack Foods (peanut butter, cheese, beef jerky, energy bars, pop-top cans of nuts, tuna, etc.)
Snack Foods (crackers, Pop Tarts, cookies, pretzels, etc.)
Institutional Food – for feeding sites providing hot meals
Assorted Beverages
Non-perishable Foods
Candy
Cleaning Supplies
Disinfectant
Bleach
Laundry Items
Personal Hygiene Items (toilet tissue, wet wipes, feminine hygiene items, etc.)
Personal Care Items (bar soap, toothbrushes, toothpaste, deodorant, combs, brushes, shampoo, razors, etc.)
First Aid Items (band-aids, gauze, antibiotic ointment, hydrogen peroxide, blankets, etc.)

35 Total Disaster Sites:
19 locations distributing food, water, ice, blankets, etc.
2 locations are Regional Warehouses
6 locations housing evacuees
3 locations serving hot meals (some serve 1200 per meal)
2 locations staging and housing volunteers
1 location coordinating FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency)
2 mobile medical clinics

Please send your donations to or 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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