Operation Blessing International

Afghanistan

Young girls gather around a local well as they collect water for their families.

Will you pray today for these young girls and so many others like them? Pray that they will have the opportunity to attend school and skills training courses so that they can break the cycle of poverty in their families.

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You may offer help or donate to the following charities:

AMERICAN JEWISH JOINT DISTRIBUTION COMMITTEE

AMERICAN JEWISH WORLD SERVICE

AMERICARES

CARE

CATHOLIC RELIEF SERVICES

CHARITY: WATER

DIRECTRELIEF

DOCTORS WITHOUT BORDERS

GLOBALGIVING

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY

HANDICAP INTERNATIONAL

INTERNATIONAL MEDICAL CORPS

INTERNATIONAL RELIEF TEAMS

ISLAMIC RELIEF USA

THE JEWISH FEDERATIONS OF NORTH AMERICA

LUTHERAN WORLD RELIEF

MAP INTERNATIONAL

MERCY CORPS

OPERATION BLESSING INTERNATIONAL

OXFAM

PAYPAL GIVING FUND

PROJECT CONCERN INTERNATIONAL

RED CROSS

THE SALVATION ARMY

SAMARITANS PURSE

SAVE THE CHILDREN

SEVA FOUNDATION

SOS CHILDREN’S VILLAGES INTERNATIONAL

UNICEF 

WORLD FOOD PROGRAM

WORLD VISION

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Operation Blessing International: Providing Sustainable Relief around the World

Billions of people around the world need one form of help or another. Some countries have a shortage of clean, potable water, while others are stricken by calamities and natural disasters. People in war-torn countries are also in dire need of help. Of course, there are also the poor people living in urban areas who struggle just to put food on the table. Operation Blessing International (OBI) is one of the many non-profit organizations that help these people, not only by providing them with immediate relief, but by establishing programs to help these people help themselves.

Founded in 1978 by televangelist and 700 Club host Pat Robertson, Operation Blessing International began by helping families and individuals start a better life through the generosity of the viewers of the 700 Club with the help from local charities and churches. The organization broadened its horizons in 1990 when it shifted its focus from helping individuals and families towards funding outreach projects which had wider reach. They also went international by sponsoring disaster relief efforts, as well as medical and feeding missions to countries where it is most needed. Their most recent efforts were to provide relief for victims of the Ebola virus outbreak that happened in 2014 in West Africa and for the survivors of Typhoon Haiyan which ravaged the Philippines in 2013.

Despite its prominent international presence, OBI also helps in the relief efforts during times of calamities in the United States including helping the victims of Hurricane Sandy and Katrina just to name a few. The organization also still conducts regular hunger relief programs for the poor people in America through their Hunger Strike Force program wherein trucks deliver approximately 2 million pounds of food and other relief goods to homeless shelters, food pantries, church ministries and other programs across all 50 states.

Needy provided with warmth on cold night

CHESAPEAKE, Va. (WAVY) – Local first responders and a group from Operation Blessing International worked Thursday to make sure the needy had warmth for a cold night.

Volunteers with OPI prepared emergency kits for Norfolk residents in need. Jody Gettys said they were stuffing bags with sweatshirts, hats, and gloves, along with other items.

“Operation Blessing is responding right here at home by…

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A brief video of a child’s life in the Maasai tribe.

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Cambodia - A young boy proudly holds new school supplies.

Join us in praying for impoverished children in Cambodia and throughout Asia who do not have the opportunity or resources to go to school. Pray for special donations and programs that would allow these children to get an education and break the cycle of poverty.

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Lord have mercy, everyone should take time to pray for Nebraska today, this is so sad If you wanna help make sure us give to reliable sore like Crisis Response International, Operation Blessing International

Latest images from a severe weather event that has killed two people and left damage in the Great Plains.

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Abandoned by her parents and left to scavenge the dumps for food, 11-year-old Mary finally found a safe refuge. But she had one wish: to have more beauty in her life. See how Operation Blessing partners helped make that possible.

TOMS + Operation Blessing International, Peru

“…Good health is improving how a person feels about themselves, and removing the shame they may feel. Good health can come by good medicine, but it can [also] be given in the form of a canvas shoe.” — Dr. Sandra Arbaiza, Operation Blessing International’s director of Medical Programs

Take a look at this Facebook photo album to learn more about Operation Blessing International & TOMS giving shoes in Peru…

Pakistan

After floods displaced these boys from their homes, they relish access to clean water brought by aid workers.

Today, please remember children like these in your prayers. Pray especially for those who do not yet have access to clean water, nutritious food and sturdy shelter.

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Operation Blessing to Nepal after earthquake

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) – Operation Blessing International, a charitable organization based out of Virginia Beach, recently deployed a disaster relief team to Nepal after a deadly 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck near the capital city of Katmandu.

The quake hit with devastating force with more than 1,400 reported dead while homes, temples and historic buildings were destroyed. The rescue effort…

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HERE’S A LIST OF WHERE TO DONATE FOR NEPAL

American Jewish World Service: ajws.org

AmeriCares: americares.org

The Salvation Army: salvationarmyusa.org

International Medical Corps: internationalmedicalcorps.org

Handicap International: handicap-international.us

Unicef: unicef.org

PayPal: paypal.com

Mercy Corps: mercycorps.org

Catholic Relief Services: crs.org

Habitat for Humanity International: habitat.org

Global Giving: globalgiving.org

The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee: jdc.org

Oxfam: oxfamamerica.org

World Vision: worldvision.org

Red Cross: redcross.org

United Nations World Food Program: wfp.org

Samaritan’s Purse: samaritanspurse.org

CARE: care.org

Save the Children: savethechildren.org

Lutheran World Relief: lwr.org

The Jewish Federations of North America: jewishfederations.org

SOS: Children’s Villages International: sos-childrensvillages.org

MAP International: mapinternational.org

International Relief Teams: irteams.org

Project Concern International: www.PCIGlobal.org

Operation Blessing International: www.ob.org


SOURCE: nytimes.com

Nepal Earthquake: Where to Donate (via NYTimes)

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/27/world/asia/where-to-donate-for-nepal.html

American Jewish World Service: ajws.org

AmeriCares: americares.org

The Salvation Army: salvationarmyusa.org

International Medical Corps: internationalmedicalcorps.org

Handicap International: handicap-international.us

Unicef: unicef.org

PayPal: paypal.com

Mercy Corps: mercycorps.org

Catholic Relief Services: crs.org

Habitat for Humanity International: habitat.org

Global Giving: globalgiving.org

The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee: jdc.org

Oxfam: oxfamamerica.org

World Vision: worldvision.org

Red Cross: redcross.org

United Nations World Food Program: wfp.org

Samaritan’s Purse: samaritanspurse.org

CARE: care.org

Save the Children: savethechildren.org

Lutheran World Relief: lwr.org

The Jewish Federations of North America: jewishfederations.org

SOS: Children’s Villages International: sos-childrensvillages.org

MAP International: mapinternational.org

International Relief Teams: irteams.org

Project Concern International: www.PCIGlobal.org

Operation Blessing International: www.ob.org