An American tradition finds a new home and a new purpose; orphan children sell their own possessions to send aid to the victims of the Oklahoma tornadoes. On any given Saturday morning in America, there is a ritual throughout the land from early spring until almost winter, of families and neighbors hosting yard sales. This week, orphan children in Guatemala saw the devastation in Oklahoma and decided to bring this tradition of yard sales to Guatemala and use it to benefit the victims through Operation Compassion.
As the news of the tornado outbreaks in Texas and Oklahoma have gripped the nation for a week now, Operation Compassion is continuing to remain vigilant and expanding their response and recovery work. Having established 5 relief sites and 8 semi-trailer loads of critical aid on route or delivered, they are ramping up efforts to increase aid and ensure work crews and volunteers have what they need to provide for the victims of the this terrible tragedy. Continue reading 'Operation Compassion Expands Tornado Relief'»
Once the tragedy in Moore, OK became apparent, Operation Compassion began to formulate a strategy for relief efforts. It was not long before our disaster relief partners were contacted and plans were made to mobilize as quickly as possible. Warehouse employees began to stage 25 semi-trailers of bottled water, blankets, food and cleaning supplies as the first semis began moving early Tuesday morning.
Since its inception, Operation Compassion determined that children were among the most vulnerable of our society, suffering from a lack of food, clothing, education, sanitation and many other necessities of life. To further confirm this belief, Bill Gates stated that 50% of the infectious diseases in the world can be prevented with two things; toilets and shoes. Continue reading 'Operation Compassion and the Children: A Top Priority'»
Who could imagine that shoes, an item that many American’s collect for fashion, in the right hands could save a life? Through the efforts of Operation Compassion and their network of partnerships, that is what shoes are doing. According to Bill Gates, “50 percent of the infectious diseases in the world can be prevented with two things. Toilets and shoes.” Continue reading 'Operation Compassion delivers a million pairs of shoes to needy families'»