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Earthquake relief in Nepal

Critical needs of earthquake victims

Earthquake relief in Nepal

NEPAL – Devastated families are in desperate need of help in the wake of the 7.8-magnitude earthquake in Nepal.

Survivors of the deadly quake are taking refuge in tent cities, either homeless or too terrified sleep indoors. But temperatures drop dangerously low at night and basic necessities like clean water and food are scarce.

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Roofs collapse under the weight of ash in Ensenada, Chile.

Volcano covers Chilean town with ash

Calbuco volcano erupts in Chile

CHILE – After back-to-back volcanic eruptions in Chile spewed ash and forced the evacuation of families near the base of the Calbuco volcano, Operation Blessing is on the ground, working in the hard-hit town of Ensenada in coordination with a partner organization.

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Nepal earthquake relief

Devastating earthquake strikes Nepal

Nepal earthquake relief

NEPAL – After a 7.8-magnitude earthquake caused massive damage in Kathmandu, Nepal, Operation Blessing is coordinating emergency relief efforts with our partner on the ground, Nepali Rescue Project, and additional OBI staff are en route to Nepal.

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A struggling mother in Peru prayer's are answered with the special blessing of a new home and business

Eliana’s answered prayer

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IQUITOS, Peru – Every day Eliana would wake up worried that she wouldn’t have enough food to give her children.

She worked tirelessly, hand-washing laundry and cleaning houses in her small Peruvian village, but her earnings were barely enough to provide for her elderly mother, five children and two young grandchildren at home.

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Garmai runs Operation Blessing's Ebola orphan program in Liberia

Award-winning film features Ebola relief

Garmai runs Operation Blessing's Ebola orphan program in Liberia and was featured in a recent documentary film

LIBERIA – Garmai Sumo, who currently leads Operation Blessing’s Ebola orphan program in Monrovia, Liberia, is featured in a short documentary that was recently awarded Best Documentary Short at the Tribeca Film Festival!

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Operation Blessing is providing much-need help for impoverished children and families in Cuba

Aiding children in Cuba

Operation Blessing is providing much-need help for impoverished children and families in Cuba

HAVANA, Cuba – Young Retzel has grown up largely on the streets of Havana, Cuba—without parents to watch over and raise him.

He lives with his aunt in a tiny, one-room apartment in less than ideal conditions—she does what she can to get by, but the struggle to provide for Retzel is a daily concern.

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Marvin and other farmers receive help from Operation Blessing

Twister devastates farm town

Marvin and other farmers receive help from Operation Blessing

ROCHELLE, Ill. – As a massive twister headed straight toward Marvin’s home and farm, his family rushed to take cover in the basement. When the storm cleared, they emerged safe and sound. And, in spite of the damaged roof, their house still stands—not all of his neighbors were so fortunate.

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Abandoned in a shoebox as a tiny infant, little Mika’s life is now full of hope as she celebrates her fifth birthday and receives a precious gift

A shoebox of hope

Abandoned in a shoebox as a tiny infant, little Mika’s life is now full of hope as she celebrates her fifth birthday and receives a precious gift

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – It was the first Easter after the tragic earthquake in Haiti when a tiny baby arrived at the doors of Zanmi Beni Children’s Home in Port-au-Prince.

An estimated three days old, Mika was tiny, emaciated, vomiting, apparently blind and close to death — curled up in a simple shoe box. The babe had been abandoned at the General Hospital and brought to Zanmi Beni for care.

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An EF 4 tornado tore through Rochelle, Illinois

Tornado relief in Rochelle, Ill.

ROCHELLE, Ill. – An EF4 tornado reaching wind speeds of 200 mph hour left a 50 mile path of destruction, severely damaging homes, downing power lines and devastating communities.

“There are homes without roofs, brick walls collapsed, windows out, trees stripped bare of their bark and their limbs and their branches,” said Jody Gettys, OBI vice president of U.S. disaster relief and programs.

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Garmai runs Operation Blessing's Ebola orphan program in Liberia

Body Team 12 Trailer

LIBERIA – Body Team 12, a short documentary directed by OBI’s David Darg and featuring Garmai Sumo, a body collector during the height of the Ebola outbreak, has been awarded Best Documentary Short at the Tribeca Film Festival.

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