Nearly 2,000 years ago, St. Thomas started a church in Erbil which is in modern day Iraq. Erbil is located about 55 miles east of Mosul and has a permanent population of about 1.5 million. Erbil is also the capital and largest city of the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, a city that dates back to 6000 BC. Continue reading 'Operation Compassion Continues Assisting Christians in Iraq'»
As the flood waters recede in some sections of the Baton Rouge, LA area, Operation Compassion began its second week of disaster relief efforts. Last week, 9 semi-trailers were delivered loaded with supplies and products necessary to begin clean-up and to sustain survivors.
Over the week-end flooding increased in southern Louisiana to near record levels as thousands were displaced from their homes and businesses were destroyed or severely damaged. As rain continued to fall at record rates more than 7,000 emergency rescues of stranded homeowners and drivers were performed by first responders.
Operation Compassion is partnering with Feed the Children to help the church provide kids with the supplies they need to go back to school. Through this unique partnership, you can get a standardized set of backpacks and supplies delivered right to your door for significantly less than retail price. Then your church can get “hands-on” to assemble them and deliver them to kids in your community.
Huggies and The National Diaper Bank Network have partnered with Operation Compassion and local relief agencies to donate 200,000 Huggies diapers to West Virginia families in need. In addition, our friends across Kimberly-Clark Corporation (United States) have also answered the call; Pull-Ups, GoodNites, Kleenex, U by Kotex, Cottenelle and Viva Towels have made significant donations to the relief effort as part of our commitment to providing essentials for a better life.