The donated supplies are part of numerous shipments to Haiti from the Operation USA warehouse in Wilmington, CA. Quickly after the earthquake, United Airlines committed to helping the people of Haiti with a series of donated air shipments to Port-au-Prince. The shipments included Operation USA donated medical supplies, mattresses, shelter and water storage. An additional delivery is currently being arranged for shipment in the coming weeks.
Operation USA works closely with partners on the ground in Haiti to get through the challenging conditions to get supplies where they are needed most. These partners include L’Athletique d’Hait, Hands and Feet Project, International Medical Corps, Partners in Health and St. Damien’s Pediatric Hospital/St. Luke’s Schools.
HOW TO HELP:
Donate online at www.opusa.org, by phone at 1.800.678.7255 or, by check made out to Operation USA, 3617 Hayden Ave, Suite A, Culver City, CA 90232. Text “AID” to 50555 and donate $10 to OpUSA’s Haiti relief efforts.
Air miles can also be donated to Operation USA through United Airlines Charity Miles program at www.united.com. Corporate donations of bulk quantities of disaster-appropriate supplies are also being requested.
Operation USA is an international relief agency that helps communities at home and abroad overcome the effects of disasters, disease and endemic poverty by providing privately-funded relief, reconstruction and development aid. Since 1979, the Los Angeles-based Operation USA has worked in over 99 countries, delivering over $350 million for relief and development projects.
Charity Navigator, America’s premier charity evaluator, has given Operation USA its highest 4-star rating for six consecutive years. And in 2008, named OpUSA the “#1 Exclusively Privately Funded Charity”. Learn more and make secure donations at www.opusa.org.