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Operation Compassion Sends Over 1 Million Pounds of Relief to Sandy Survivors
Contact: Casey Smith, Operation Compassion, 423-479-3770
 
CLEVELAND, Tenn., Nov. 13, 2012 /Christian Newswire/ -- Serving the victims of Superstorm Sandy, Operation Compassion is delivering critical assistance to 6 states and 19 disaster sites. While the weather phenomenon was developing and news reports forecast the ominous potential of Hurricane Sandy, Operation Compassion began to pre-stage a response gathering resources and making calls. Within 24 hours of landfall, semi-truckloads were on their way carrying food and aid to the Northeastern United States.
 
While the immediate response was prepared, the ongoing response would be expanded in the coming days. Operation Compassion has delivered or has in route, 30 semi-truckloads and 4 box-truckloads of critical relief goods and products. They are delivering truckloads of blankets, clothes, shoes, bottled water, hygiene items, folding cots, lanterns, coolers and food. In addition, they have 10 semi-truckloads staged and prepared for re-supply of the 19 disaster sites. All total, that is more than 1.3 million pounds of products made available to the people suffering from the devastation of Sandy.
 
The response is not limited to their disaster sites alone; in addition, Operation Compassion is supplying goods to cooking units and shelters housing those homeless from the storm as well as essential volunteers. Countless workers are doing their best to help the survivors cope.
 
Operation Compassion continues to expand disaster relief efforts while maintaining and re-supplying those already established. Throughout the disaster relief process, Operation Compassion is always looking to better its response and increase its reach to more victims. Utilizing their strategic networks, Operation Compassion is expanding the scope of recovery efforts into new areas of destruction. They are asking the public to get involved and make a cash donation via their website (operationcompassion.org) and help them bring assistance to those in desperate need.
 
Operation Compassion is a nonprofit 501(c)3 relief organization with domestic and international service to the poor. Operation Compassion is committed to mobilizing individuals and community groups to provide food and basic necessities to the poor and needy in the United States and around the world. With ongoing service in 38 states and 26 countries, Operation Compassion is honored as one of the most efficient charities in America by forbes.com.