Frequently asked questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Have questions about Operation Blessing? Take a look at the answers to our most frequently asked questions below or visit our About Us page to learn more about our core programs of hunger relief, clean water, medical care, and disaster relief. 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 39 countries around the world on an ongoing 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, 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 aid, hunger relief, vulnerable children and orphan care, clean water and community development, 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 in many countries around the world on an ongoing basis. See all countries

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 [email protected].

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 [email protected] with a link to your Web site.

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.

How do I make changes to my account?

To make changes to your account, please call 800.730.2537.

How can I donate using my bank account or by mail?

To give by EFT, please call 1-800-730-2537 or you can give by mail. You can also sign up for a PayPal account at www.paypal.com and validate your bank account information in order to give in the future from your bank account.

Can my donation be a tribute or in memory of someone?

To give a gift in honor or memory of a loved one please call 800.730.2537. You will receive a special tribute card for yourself and the honoree or their family.

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 [email protected] or call us at 1.800.730.2537.