Operation Compassion Responds to Hurricane Harvey Aftermath

By , September 1, 2017

Hurricane Harvey has been designated by some weather experts as a 1 in 1,000 year disaster. With more than 1 million people displaced across the Texas Gulf Coast and into Louisiana, Operation Compassion is responding with all of its assets and enlisting the help of many disaster relief partners from across the United States. One partner in Hawaii is sending product, California, Connecticut, Miami, Florida, Chicago, IL, literally from all parts of the United States, product is being sent to Operation Compassion and made available to the survivors.

In addition, we have two major partners, World Emergency Relief (WER) and Ecolab that sent 20 semi-trucks of cleaning supplies, many suitable for flood clean-up, just weeks before Hurricane Harvey hit. How providential and timely was this donation that Operation Compassion had product on the floor waiting ahead of the storm? In fact, Ecolab, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of cleaning supplies has opened it’s Sugarland, TX warehouse to Operation Compassion to serve as a distribution site utilizing their employees and equipment.

Operation Compassion has 58 semi-trucks staged and ready to go, 13 semi-trucks and 3 box trucks are enroute or have been delivered. We have established 15 sites in Houston, 6 are warehouses serving as distribution sites and 7 local churches serving as saturation distribution sites for smaller trucks, pick-up trucks and pull trailers throughout the Houston area. 

Operation Compassion is not only helping reach communities but we are also delivering to shelters as well. Operation Compassion is delivering 2 semi-trucks of clothes and 1 semi-truck of shoes to one of our major partners in Houston for delivery to the large shelter in Houston housing more than 15,000 people.

In order to facilitate a disaster response of this magnitude, Operation Compassion is making it very easy for you to become a partner:

  1. Visit our website and give any amount you would like
  2. Sponsor a semi-truck for $3,000 (go in together with others and share the cost)
  3. Rent & Drive a box truck to a small community or church
  4. New donated product boxed and delivered to our Cleveland, TN warehouse

For more information about any of these giving opportunities, please call!

Online Donations:

 


Mail or call your donations to:

Operation Compassion

114 Stuart Road, NE PMB 370

Cleveland, TN 37312

423.728.3932 Office

423.728.3958 Fax

www.operationcompassion.org

 

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