One of the largest charities in America, providing strategic disaster relief, medical aid, hunger relief, clean water and orphan care in 23 countries around the world on a daily basis.
Why do we exist?
Operation Blessing International Relief and Development Corporation (OBI) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, humanitarian organization with a mission to demonstrate God’s love by alleviating human suffering in the United States and around the world.
Beginning in 1978 and headquartered in the United States, Operation Blessing International has touched the lives of more than 246 million people in more than 105 countries and all 50 states, providing goods and services valued at more than $3.1 billion.
Through core programs of disaster relief, medical aid, hunger relief, clean water, orphan care and community development, Operation Blessing is one of the largest charities in America, providing strategic relief on a daily basis in 23 countries around the world.
What have you accomplished?
Over the past 12 months, support from partners like you has helped impact people in need around the world.
For Japan’s tsunami victims still in recovery, you helped restore the local fishing industry by providing boats to struggling families. When tornadoes and severe storms struck Illinois, Texas, and Virginia, you were there with hot meals and clean-up crews. And as famine continues to grip the Horn of Africa, your support supplied emergency food and relief to starving mothers and children.
In Haiti, we’re continuing to provide protein-rich tilapia to orphaned and abandoned children, fight cholera with clean water solutions, and help children get an education through the construction of a new school.
And in the U.S., we opened a new warehouse in Texas that will enable millions of pounds of food and supplies to reach hungry families across the nation every year—including families like Laura’s of Texas.
After a 10-year military career, Laura returned home. Unfortunately, she had developed severe back and joint problems, so she had to go on disability and could only work part-time. As a single mom raising two daughters, Laura was struggling to make ends meet.
“The bills were always behind and we were scraping for food…scraping for everything,” she said.
Thankfully, Laura found help at an Operation Blessing-supported outreach, where she received food and relief to sustain her family in their greatest time of need.
“I was treated with dignity. This is something that can happen to anybody,” Laura said. “It wasn’t a hand out, it was a hand up.”