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Frequently Asked Questions

Have questions about Operation Blessing? Take a look at the answers to our most frequently asked questions below or visit our What We Do page to learn more about our core programs. Still have questions? Feel free to contact us!

  • Who is Operation Blessing?


    Operation Blessing Relief and Development Corporation (OB) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, humanitarian organization headquartered in the United States. Operation Blessing provides strategic relief in dozens of countries around the world. Through core programs of disaster relief, medical care, hunger relief and clean water, OB 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, OB 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?


    OB 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 care, hunger relief and clean water, OB is helping to alleviate suffering and break the cycle of poverty in the United States and around the world.

  • What impact has OB had on those in need?


    Since 1978, Operation Blessing has touched the lives of millions of people in more than 90 countries and every state.

  • Where does Operation Blessing work?

    Headquartered in the United States and one of the largest charities in America, Operation Blessing provides strategic relief around the world where it is needed most.

  • 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.

  • 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 800.730.2537 or e-mail volunteer@ob.org.

  • How can I leave a gift in my will that can touch lives long into the future?

    You can designate a gift of any amount to Operation Blessing in your will or trust. You will need the following information: Legal Name—Operation Blessing International Relief and Development Corporation, Tax ID: 54-1382657, Address and Contact Information: Operation Blessing Planned Giving, 977 Centerville Turnpike, Virginia Beach, VA 23463. And please let us know so we can add you to our Lasting Legacy Society. For more info call 800-230-7537, email PlannedGiving@ob.org or visit our legacy page here.

  • How can I get involved in employer matching gifts?

    Many employers sponsor matching gift programs and will match any charitable contributions to Operation Blessing International made by their employees. To find out if your company has a matching gift policy, please visit our matching gifts page here.

  • May I link to your site?

    Yes, you may link to www.ob.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 website.

  • How can I receive additional information about OB?

    To get updates on OB’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.