SAN MARCOS, Texas – Although her family didn’t initially take the threats seriously, when Rhonda heard police outside her home instructing citizens to evacuate the neighborhood, she urged her children to get dressed and ready quickly. Within minutes, water began to pour into Rhonda’s home with such ferocity that it tore the tiles off of the floor.
“Within minutes, everything was destroyed,” Rhonda said. “It was a sight I don’t ever want to see again.”
NORFOLK, Virginia – For the past six years, Operation Blessing and Bon Secours have teamed up to bring the East Ocean View Community Garden in Norfolk, Virginia, to life every year—a rewarding project that provides residents of the surrounding low-income neighborhood with all the tools and training they need to cultivate nutritious food for their families.
The garden, which is cared for by the residents of East Ocean View, is a unique and fun resource for families to use and enjoy—it even has a special “Pizza Garden” just for kids that features all the veggies and herbs they need to make a pizza.
VAN, Texas – Debbie and her husband were home when a powerful tornado struck their neighborhood. The two were watching storm coverage on TV and heard the tornado siren.
Immediately, Debbie knew that they needed to get to the center of their house. “We couldn’t make it to our cellar.” Debbie explained. Instead, she felt sure that they should stay inside the house. “I know it was God telling me where to go to be safe.”
Operation Blessing International (OBI) is a nonprofit, humanitarian organization dedicated to demonstrating God’s love by alleviating human need and suffering in the United States and around the world. One of the largest charities in America, OBI provides strategic relief in 37 countries on an ongoing basis through core programs such as disaster relief, medical aid, hunger relief, vulnerable children and orphan care, clean water and community development.