West Virginia was hit late last week with what is being called “a 1,000 year flood” after torrential rains dropped more than 10 inches of rain in several counties, the worst being in Greenbrier County where 17 people were killed and scores of homes and businesses were destroyed. In other locations, at least 8 people were killed bringing the total death toll to at least 25 with some people still reported as missing.
During the first 3 days of disaster relief in Louisiana and Mississippi, Operation Compassion has sent 7 semi-trailers loaded with emergency supplies and products. Four more semi-trailers are staged and ready for delivery. Critical items such as bleach and cleaning supplies, disaster boxes and buckets, bottled water and blankets were loaded on these semi-trailers. However, the need is greater! Continue reading 'Operation Compassion Continues Relief in Louisiana and Mississippi'»
The severe weather system that brought torrential rains to Louisiana and Mississippi is finally moving out. This weather system was a rare occurrence for the United States according to meteorologists. In its wake, destruction and devastation to property and lives remains. Flood waters are still rising in many areas as more than 5,000 homes were damaged or destroyed and more than 3,000 people have been rescued in Louisiana alone.
Operation Compassion provides 12 million meals each year for malnourished children. These meals were scientifically developed to help stem starvation. It is a unique mixture of rice, soy and 26 vitamins and minerals that the human body needs to function properly. A regular diet of these meals will bring a malnourished child back to nutritional health. These meals were designed so that local spices can be added to make it appealing culturally. Meat, chicken, goat, pork, beef or fish can also be added for taste and texture. Continue reading 'Operation Compassion Provides 12 Million Meals Each Year for Children'»
In early October, 2015, a series of storms created some of the worst flooding ever experienced in South Carolina. For several weeks, Operation Compassion delivered semi-trucks loaded with disaster relief supplies that included bottled water, food, blankets, hygiene and cleaning buckets, to mention only a few.