Whether it’s a natural disaster such as a hurricane, tornado or earthquake, or refugees in the midst of life-threatening conflict needing critical relief, Operation Blessing relief teams give hope and help when it’s needed most, including distributing food, safe water, medicine and other vital supplies to meet the immediate needs of those suffering. Then, to help communities begin the long-term recovery process, teams assist with debris clean-up and repairs—including Extreme Blessing Home Makeover projects in the U.S.—as well as microenterprise projects to help boost the economy, recover jobs and get families back on their feet. Learn more about how we help disaster victims in need by reading our Disaster Relief Strategies booklet.
Operation Blessing’s disaster relief efforts have touched lives in nations all across the globe:
Responding to deadly back-to-back 8.1-magnitude and 7.1-magnitude earthquakes in Mexico and Guatemala by distributing essential food, water, tents, and other emergency supplies. In 2015, we also undertook massive relief efforts after two major earthquakes struck Nepal. This included distributing much-needed food supplies, blankets, flashlights and hand-held chlorination units to disinfect large amounts of potentially dangerous water, making it safe to drink.
After Hurricane Harvey brought historic flooding to the Texas coast, Operation Blessing sent out thousands of volunteers to help devastated residents recover. Likewise, after Hurricane Sandy Operation Blessing worked clearing debris and repairing homes along the eastern coast.