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FAQ

FAQs

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Who is Operation Blessing?

Operation Blessing International Relief and Development Corporation (OBI) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, humanitarian organization headquartered in the United States. One of the largest charities in America, Operation Blessing provides strategic relief in 23 countries around the world on a daily basis. Through core programs of disaster relief, medical aid, hunger relief, vulnerable children and orphan care, clean water 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.

Is Operation Blessing faith-based?

Yes, OBI is a faith-based charity with a mission to demonstrate God’s love by alleviating human need and suffering in the United States and around the world.

When did Operation Blessing begin?

OBI was founded on November 14, 1978 by businessman and philanthropist, M.G. Robertson.

How does Operation Blessing help people in need?

Through core programs of disaster relief, medical aid, hunger relief, vulnerable children and orphan care, clean water and community development, OBI is helping to alleviate suffering and break the cycle of poverty in the United States and around the world.

What kind of impact has Operation Blessing had on those less fortunate around the world?

Since 1978, Operation Blessing has touched the lives of more than 261 million people in 105 countries and all 50 states, providing goods and services valued at more than $3.6 billion.

Where does Operation Blessing work?

Headquartered in the United States and one of the largest charities in America, Operation Blessing provides strategic relief in 23 countries around the world on a daily basis. See all countries

How is Operation Blessing funded?

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.

How can a corporation donate gifts-in-kind?

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.

Does Operation Blessing have a giving catalog?

Yes! To learn more about how you can give a gift to change a life, browse our giving catalog today.

In what way may I volunteer my time and services?

To find out how you and a team can volunteer for a major U.S. disaster, please visit our volunteer page to learn more and/or submit your application. You may also contact our national volunteer and programs manager at 757.226.3407 or e-mail volunteer@ob.org.

May I link to your site?

Yes, you may link to www.operationblessing.org. We enjoy knowing who is lending support in this way, so please e-mail us at operation.blessing@ob.org with a link to your Web site.

How can I receive additional information about Operation Blessing?

To get updates on OBI’s humanitarian relief efforts, please send us your full name, e-mail and mailing address to operation.blessing@ob.org or call us at 1.800.730.2537. You can also sign up for our inspirational Photo Prayer of the Day e-mail at ob.org/photoprayer
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