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Operation Blessing aids earthquake victims with the clean up and recovery process

Bringing hope to earthquake victims

Operation Blessing aids earthquake victims with the clean up and recovery process

NAPA, California – It was a few minutes after 3 a.m. when Jean awoke to complete chaos in her quiet trailer park in Napa. The damage caused by a 6.0-magnitude earthquake and the fires that occurred soon after wreaked havoc on her little community, damaging several homes and burning others to the ground.

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Major earthquake strikes northern California.

Earthquake strikes California

Major earthquake strikes northern California.

CALIFORNIA – Northern California sustained a 6.0-magnitude earthquake yesterday—the strongest the region has experienced in 25 years—doing more than $1 billion in damages and leaving 70,000 without power.

Fires broke out across the region, roads have cracked and buckled and dozens of water main breaks have been reported. The quake was followed by more than 50 aftershocks, according to officials.

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Donated medicine brings hope to the hurting

Hope for healing: Donated medicine saves lives

Donated medicine brings hope to the hurting

PRIMAVERA, El Salvador – When sixteen-year-old Fiorela woke up one morning with extreme pain in her side, nausea and a fever, her mother Juana knew she would have to see a doctor right away.

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Iraqi Christians escaping ISIS need aid

Emergency aid for Iraqi Christians escaping ISIS

Iraqi Christians escaping ISIS need aid

KURDISTAN – As ISIS threatens Christians and minority groups in Iraq, thousands of families are fleeing with only the clothes on their backs—in desperate search of safety.

Many Christian families fleeing for their lives have taken refuge in Erbil, Kurdistan, where a local church has opened its doors to those in need.

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Community health workers bring aid and awareness to their communities

Bringing health to Kenyan communities

Community health workers bring aid and awareness to their communities

KENYA – When he got the emergency call, Joshua rushed to the home of an 80-year-old grandmother in his village who was struggling with diabetes.

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A litle girl stands inside a portable bomb shelter provided by Operation Blessing

Hope for hurting families in Israel

A litle girl stands inside a portable bomb shelter provided by Operation Blessing to help protect families in Israel

As tensions remain high in Gaza, Israeli children and families near the border live in continuous fear and uncertainty, knowing a devastating attack could occur at any moment.

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Operation Blessing brings hope and health to a young shepherdess in the mountains of Peru

Precious gifts for Rosita

Operation Blessing brings hope and health to a young shepherdess in the mountains of Peru

QUEJON MOCCO, Peru – Each morning, 9-year-old Rosita treks more than 40 minutes across the hills of her highland community to school, where she is able to gain the invaluable education she needs.

And when classes are over for the day, Rosita eagerly heads home to help her mother by spending her afternoons tending her family’s sheep in the mountain pastures.

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To help Maria start a new life for her family, OB Honduras is equipping her with all the tools and supplies she needs to start her own tortilla business.

Risking their lives to reach the U.S. border

Wanting a better life for her infant son, 21-year-old Maria knew she would have to pay a high price to get them to the border

HONDURAS – Wanting a better life for her infant son, 21-year-old Maria* knew she would have to pay a high price to get them to the border, but she never dreamed it could potentially cost them their lives.

Unable to find work in Honduras and desperate to escape a life of poverty, Maria made the decision to leave home and take her son Eduardo* to the border. Even in a group led by coyotes (guides), the dangerous journey north put Maria and Eduardo at constant risk of being trafficked or even killed—a fate for many trying to reach the border.

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Crop failure hits Peru's highlands

Crop failure in the Peruvian highlands

Crop failure hits Peru's highlands

PERU – Eight-year-old Edson and his parents live in a village in Peru’s highest mountains. In Edson’s community, a crop failure can quickly lead to widespread hunger and even famine. When that happens, jobs and other sources of income become difficult or impossible to find. Trade activities shut down. Children become malnourished and are at risk of starving.

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Operation Blessing is aiding efforts to combat Ebola in Liberia

Fighting a deadly virus in Africa

Operation Blessing is aiding efforts to combat Ebola in Liberia

LIBERIA – Vulnerable families in West Africa are facing a deadly outbreak of the Ebola virus–it’s being called the deadliest ever, with more than 1,000 people believed to be infected with the virus in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea.

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