Frequently Asked Questions.
Q. What is Operation Blessing?
A. Operation Blessing International Relief and Development Corporation (OBI) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, humanitarian organization headquartered in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Through core programs of disaster relief, medical aid, hunger relief, orphan care, water wells and community development, OBI is dedicated to demonstrating God’s love by alleviating human need and suffering in the United States and around the world.
Q. Is Operation Blessing faith-based?
A. Yes, OBI is a faith-based charity with a mission to demonstrate God’s love by alleviating need and suffering through international relief aid.
Q. When did Operation Blessing begin?
A. OBI was founded on November 14, 1978 by businessman and philanthropist, M.G. Robertson.
Q. How does Operation Blessing help people in need?
A. Operation Blessing uses the core programs of disaster relief, medical aid, hunger relief, orphan care, water wells and community development to alleviate suffering and break the cycle of poverty around the world.
Q. What kind of impact has Operation Blessing had on those less fortunate around the world?
A. Since 1978, Operation Blessing has touched the lives of more than 255 million people in 105 countries and all 50 states, providing goods and services valued at more than $3.3 billion.
Q. Where does Operation Blessing work?
A. OBI is one of the largest charities in America, providing strategic disaster relief, medical aid, hunger relief, clean water and community development in more than 20 countries around the world on a daily basis. See all countries.
Q. How is Operation Blessing funded?
A. Operation Blessing relies solely on charitable contributions from the private and public sector. If you would like to help people in need by making a donation, please click here.
Q. How can a corporation donate gifts-in-kind?
A. Growers, food chains, manufacturing and production facilities, distributors as well as any other industry organizations may call 800-436-6348 for more information on how to make a donation or click here to learn more.
Q. Does Operation Blessing participate in CFC (Combined Federal Campaign)?
A. Yes, OBI participates in the Combined Federal Campaign as a member of the Christian Service Charities federation. To learn more about how you can participate in CFC giving, click here.
Q. Does Operation Blessing have a giving catalog?
A. Yes! To learn more about how you can give a gift to change a life, browse our giving catalog today.
Q. In what way may I volunteer my time and services?
A. To find out how you and a team can volunteer for a major U.S. disaster, visit to our volunteer page or contact our volunteer coordinator by phone at 757-226-3858 or send an e-mail to email@example.com.
Q. May I link to your site?
A. Yes, you may link to www.operationblessing.org. We enjoy knowing who is lending support in this way, so please e-mail us firstname.lastname@example.org with your Web site.
Q. How can I receive additional information about Operation Blessing?
A. For more information about Operation Blessing, call us at 800-730-2537 or e-mail email@example.com. We’d also love to hear more about you and your interests! Send us your e-mail and we’ll make sure you receive updates on OBI’s latest humanitarian relief efforts.