Operation Blessing partners are true heroes who reach out to hurricane victims during their darkest hours with compassion, love, and hope. Because of friends like you, Operation Blessing can offer hurricane relief to areas devastated by these storms. Your donations allow us to provide for immediate hurricane recovery needs including:
- Emergency food
- Supplies for shelters
- Medical care
- Cleaning Supplies
- Hygiene Facilities
- Infant Care Items
Your donations also enable us to keep warehouses full of these supplies, ready to deploy at a moment’s notice into areas struggling to restore normal life. You make it possible for our hurricane relief and recovery logistics staff to get care and support to the people who need it most.
Long-term Hurricane Relief Efforts
You also meet the hurricane relief needs after a storm damages an entire community. Often people forget about natural disasters after the initial media hype dies down. But Operation Blessing stays until the job is finished. Communities require extended care to undo the effects of storm surge, flooding and high impact winds. Your faithful friendship and help provide:
- Damage removal
- Home rebuilding
- Help revitalizing the local economy
- Assistance getting individuals back on their feet
Operation Blessing’s Track Record of Hurricane Relief
Operation Blessing has a decades-long track record of successfully getting aid to victims and communities suffering after a hurricane. The following section provides information about our relief efforts during several recent noteworthy hurricanes.
Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas
Hurricane Dorian demolished the Bahamas. Tearing through the islands in 2019, the combination of flooding, precipitation, storm surge, and massive winds did more damage than any other storm to hit the islands since hurricanes have been recorded. Fortunately, Operation Blessing partners made it possible for us to quickly reach out with storm preplanning efforts, hurricane relief efforts, and of course our trademark long-term hurricane recovery initiatives.
By no means easy due to the challenge of getting supplies to the island, this relief effort was a labor of love thanks to a great outpouring of compassion and support from friends like you. Your gifts became blessings to the men, women and children suffering after Hurricane Dorian.
Hurricane Dorian Relief Articles
Hurricane Florence Relief
In September of 2018, Hurricane Florence made landfall in the Carolinas of the United States. As with many hurricanes, the amount of destruction and heartbreak proved massive. Hurricanes are so large it is difficult to conceive of storms that are the size of 2 or 3 states in width ranging thousands of feet high—or the resulting power and damage.
Nonetheless, every individual impacted by a storm like Florence has a story to tell. Here is a link to an article that talks about the impact of this storm on one family and how your support of helped bring them comfort and encouragement.
Hurricane Florence Articles
Relief after Hurricane Maria
Hurricane Maria lives in infamy after devastating the island of Puerto Rico in 2017. It’s considered the worst storm to ever hit the island. This storm caused thousands of deaths, and it created the need for one of the most concentrated hurricane relief and recovery efforts in history. It left many residents without power and clean water for months, and the negative impact of the storm is still felt into the present day.
As our Operation Blessing friends and partners, you undertook the staggering effort to help provide solar lights, water, food, supplies and more to the people of Puerto Rico. The following articles demonstrate the generosity and dedication of our Operation Blessing friends.
Hurricane Maria Articles
Hurricane Harvey in 2017 did tremendous damage to Texas, as it devastated the Houston area with flooding and high winds. Your support of Operation Blessing provided extensive supplies and equipment to help those in need. These relief efforts are critical to bring stability back to a community after a hurricane.
Helping One Person at a Time after Harvey
The widespread destruction brought on by hurricanes like Harvey can make it easy to overlook the fact that hurricane relief and recovery comes down to helping individuals. This article shares Operation Blessing’s focus on helping victims…one person at a time. It explains how we helped a widow recover after the storm destroyed parts of her home.
Hurricane Harvey Relief Articles
More Information about Hurricane Relief
Check out these additional resources about hurricanes, hurricane preparedness and hurricane relief in the age of social distancing.