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Operation Blessing International Charity In Virginia Beach Virginia

Operation Blessing International

 Virginia Beach     Virginia

http://community.ob.org     << Visit Website

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Operation Blessing International Charity Profile

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. Through core programs of disaster relief, medical aid, hunger relief, orphan care, water wells and community development, OBI has helped more than 215 million people in more than 105 countries and all 50 states, providing goods and services valued at more than $2.1 billion.

BEGINNINGS
OBI was founded on November 14, 1978, by businessman and philanthropist, M.G. Robertson. The nonprofit was originally set up to help struggling individuals and families by matching their needs for items (such as clothing, appliances and vehicles) with donated items from viewers of The 700 Club, Robertson's daily television program. By linking arms with local churches and other organizations, OBI expanded their matching funds program to also include food provisions and financial assistance for low-income families. In 1990, Operation Blessing began moving from individual assistance to helping fund outreach centers across the U.S. who provide a broad, community impact through their partnerships with local ministries, food pantries, shelters and more.

GROWTH
Internationally, OBI continued to expand its medical, hunger and disaster relief efforts and, in 1986, Operation Blessing International Relief and Development Corporation was officially incorporated as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. By its 10th anniversary, OBI had spent $40 million of its own funds worldwide, and through key partnerships with other organizations, had leveraged that amount to provide approximately $196 million in aid. From 1996-2000, OBI commissioned The Flying Hospital, a specially equipped L1011 jet aircraft that provided facilities for world-class medical/surgical services to thousands of people in developing countries and disaster-stricken areas. Today, OBI is ranked one of the top 100 largest charities in America by The NonProfit Times and has repeatedly filled the role of “logistical arm” to organizations including the International Red Cross, FEMA, UNICEF, The Salvation Army and the United Nations’ World Food Programme.

Operation Blessing International Volunteer Information

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Operation Blessing International In The News

Charities Provide Food for Famished Kenya

365 days ago From Christian Broadcasting Network   View Archived Article

VIRGINIA BEACH, VIRGINIA - Operation blessing partnered with IsraAID to distribute more than 30 tons of rice and blankets. "The situation was so bad that there were some ladies there ...

Aid Group Distributes Shoes to Chinese Kids

471 days ago From Christian Broadcasting Network   View Archived Article

VIRGINIA BEACH, VIRGINIA - The charity aid organization Operation Blessing International recently partnered with TOMS Shoes to distribute new shoes to children in China. TOMS donates a pair of shoes for every pair purchased by their customers. According to the company's we ...

Aid Group Brings Relief to S. Sudan Refugees

472 days ago From Christian Broadcasting Network   View Archived Article

VIRGINIA BEACH, VIRGINIA - The new nation of South Sudan is getting a little help from one of its friends, CBN's Operation Blessing International. This week the charity aid ...

Haiti - Technology : 13 million gallons of water disinfected per day !

571 days ago From Haitilibre.com   View Archived Article

PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI - Ten portable Sanilec=AE systems and one ClorTec=AE unit were donated to three humanitarian agencies working in Haiti: Operation Blessing International, ...

Virginia-based relief agency Operation Blessing International assisting Japanese

597 days ago From WTKR Your NewsChannel 3   View Archived Article

NORFOLK, VIRGINIA - (AP) =97 The Virginia Beach disaster relief organization Operation Blessing International is delivering 4 tons of emergency supplies to Japan. ...

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