MEXICO: Operation Blessing is responding since category 5 Hurricane Otis barreled into Acapulco, Mexico on the Pacific coast. Otis came with 165 mph winds and torrential downpours that led to flash flooding, landslides, and the deaths of more than 25 people. Our international disaster response team is on the ground in and around Acapulco providing food supplies, clean water solutions, and other key relief items to hurting hurricane survivors.
HAWAII: After providing critical relief supplies in the wake of devastating fires, Operation Blessing is continuing to help wildfire-devastated Maui recover through a network of partners. One of the greatest long-term needs is for shelter, so we’re working with Family Life Center and King’s Cathedral Church to help provide hundreds of displaced Hawaiians with temporary homes through a community initiative called Ohana Hope Village.
When disasters like tornadoes, hurricanes, earthquakes, or other humanitarian crises strike, YOU are there to show the hurting the love of God with immediate relief and long-term recovery.
Operation Blessing partners, staff, and disaster relief volunteers are the first on the ground, partnering with emergency management and local churches to bring food, clean water, medicine and other vital supplies to meet the immediate needs of those suffering.
Then, after others have left, YOU continue to help with the long-term disaster recovery process. Teams of Operation Blessing disaster relief staff and volunteers assist with debris clean up and repairs, as well as providing microenterprise and small business support to help recover jobs and get families back on their feet. In Operation Blessing’s 2021 fiscal year, you enabled us to respond to 18 disasters in the U.S. and a number of international catastrophes. Within these past few years, we have also responded to a number of devastating hurricanes including Hurricane Ian, Fiona, Laura, Delta, and Iota. In Operation Blessing’s 2022 fiscal year, you helped us respond worldwide during times of war and political conflict, hurricane and tornado season, famine, flooding, typhoons, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, and fuel explosions.
Thanks to faithful friends like you, Operation Blessing is on the cutting edge of disaster response, providing both immediate and long-term relief for people facing crisis and disaster. With unmatched experience working with emergency management, law enforcement, and local churches, Operation Blessing is a disaster relief organization that’s able to provide the greatest impact quickly and efficiently. Whether it’s a historic hurricane like Katrina, an earthquake in Turkey, war in the Ukraine, a flood in West Virginia, fires in California, or a tornado in Alabama, Operation Blessing is there for those in need.
Disaster Relief Testimonials
“When people were hungry, Operation Blessing provided … hot meals… when emergency staff were stressed and tired, Operation Blessing was there with care and compassion…” – Mary J. Sutton, FEMA VAL, New Orleans, LA
“Thank you for your quick and heartfelt support to our community after the tornado last month… You responded to our need in a prompt, courteous, and loving way… Together we were able to minister to those in need and we are grateful for the generosity.” – Pastor Tony Peaks, Senior Pastor, Open Door Church, Suffolk, VA
“Operation Blessing came in self-contained, ready to work, and had excellent logistics… I cannot begin to adequately express my thanks for the efforts you, your staff, and organization provided the citizens of Vigo County and my staff.” – Dorene G. Hojnicki, Director, Virgo County, IN Emergency Management
War and Humanitarian Crisis
Disasters are not always caused by natural events. From war in Ukraine to refugees filling camps in Iraq, your support makes it possible for Operation Blessing to help victims of humanitarian crisis around the world.
Volunteering with OB
When disasters strike, OB volunteers are often the first on the ground and the last to leave. They bring hope and help to those facing crisis and disaster. When you volunteer with OB, you’ll enjoy free food and housing, as well as all the tools and supplies that you need to be a blessing to those in need. Whether it’s helping to clear debris, clean out a flood-damaged home, serve hot meals, or any of the other important jobs OB volunteers take on, you can be confident that you are truly God’s hands and feet in our world!
“It’s pretty amazing. I can’t really put a feeling into it. You just have to come and experience it… There’s so much love here. It’s just a blessing.”
– Amy, OB volunteer
When large-scale medical crises rock the world, like the coronavirus or Ebola, your support provides medical supplies, chlorine generators, and more to help contain and eliminate the threat.
Hurricanes Operation Blessing partners band together to provide emergency food, water, and supplies in the days after a hurricane. You also help to rebuild homes, lives, and the local economy in places like the Bahamas and Puerto Rico. Visit our Hurricane Relief page for additional information.
Earthquake Earthquakes strike without warning. That’s why we are committed to disaster preparedness. Thanks to you, Operation Blessing teams have worked on the front lines during major earthquake disasters in Nepal, Mexico, Guatemala, Turkey and beyond.
Turkey Earthquake 2023
Operation Blessing responded to help people suffering after the Turkey earthquake of 2023 in which a powerful tremor devastated parts of Turkey and Syria.
Other Disasters When tornadoes, tsunamis, floods, volcanoes, wildfires or other natural disaster strikes, you are there for those in need when they need it most—providing meals, clean water, medical care and more.
From the Field
Food, Dignity, And Hope After An Earthquake
Helping For The Long Haul In Hawaii
Helping Children During the Crisis in Israel