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Operation Blessing International

Demonstrating God's love by alleviating human suffering in the United States and around the world.

One of the largest charities in America, providing strategic disaster relief, medical aid, hunger relief, safe water and orphan care in 37 countries around the world on an ongoing basis.

Why should I support your work?

Right now, with so many facing hunger, poverty and sickness, your gift can bring critical relief and make a significant impact in the lives of those in need!

Efficiency – More than 98% of Operation Blessing’s spending goes toward lifesaving and life-changing humanitarian programs, allowing us to leverage every dollar of support to bless as many people as possible.

Excellence – Charity Navigator, America’s premier charity evaluator, has previously awarded Operation Blessing its highest rating of four stars for nine years.

High-Value – For example, every $10 you give to OBI’s Hunger Strike Force, helps us secure more than $100 of donated food and relief supplies for hungry families in America (10 to 1 return on your charitable investment)!

Every dollar of your support has the power to change lives!

Why does your charity 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, OBI has touched the lives of more than 292 million people in more than 105 countries and 50 states, providing goods and services valued at over $4.2 billion.

Through core programs of disaster relief, medical aid, hunger relief, safe water, orphan care and community development, Operation Blessing is one of the largest charities in America, providing strategic relief on an ongoing basis in 37 countries around the world.

What specifically do you do?

Operation Blessing provides access to safe drinking water through wells filters and other clean water solutions; reaches orphans, street kids and vulnerable children through nutrition, education and more; provides emergency relief and recovery to impact those devastated by disaster; develops healthy communities through medical care, training and life-changing surgeries; brings food to families battling poverty and hunger in the U.S. and worldwide; and equips individuals with skills, resources and job opportunities.

 

How will this make a difference?

By creating sustainable solutions, Operation Blessing empowers individuals to rise up out of poverty. Rather than giving people in need a one-time hand out, OBI works with the local community and provides training to give families a hand up to break the bonds of poverty.

 

How is your work different from that of other, similar charities?

Operation Blessing operates under an “ask, don’t tell” mentality. When OBI engages an individual or community, the focus is not simply on the capabilities of the organization, but on the tangible needs of the people. Asking community leaders and individuals what they need without assuming means that aid is more focused and affects more lasting change.

 

What have you accomplished?

Last year was a year filled with noteworthy achievement, one that has enabled Operation Blessing to offer an even great cornucopia of goods, services and resources to poor people the world over. Some of the year’s most significant breakthroughs have been in assisting persecuted Christians, especially those fleeing from the forces of evil in Iraq and Syria; rescuing victims of human trafficking; replication of our Guatemala agriculture program; and saving countless lives through the implementation of new ways to turn bad water into safe water. With your help, Operation Blessing was able to impact the lives of almost 10.1 million people in FY 2015.

How can I be sure you’ll use my money wisely?

At Operation Blessing, we take stewardship seriously. More than 98 percent of our expenses go toward our relief programs. That’s what makes us different from most charities.

For more than 30 years our mission has been to leverage every dollar of donor support to bless as many as possible, so you can give with confidence—to support a mission you believe in, with a charity you can trust.

OBI is registered with the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA), an association of more than 790 evangelical, nonprofit organizations requiring the highest standards of financial accountability and disclosure to donors, government, and other interested people. Our financial statements are prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles and obtain an annual audit by independent auditors, KPMG LLP.