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On Serving Our Fellow Americans and the World

Richard Walden | Posted 08.24.2013 | Impact
Richard Walden

I have trouble believing that a large majority of America's young (with their parents' support) would not serve if offered the opportunity.

The $25 Million Creep-Out

Richard Walden | Posted 07.22.2012 | Impact
Richard Walden

Operation USA, one of the world's most agile and innovative relief agencies, on average, runs on about $1.5M (cash) per year. That sum allows us to de...

2011: Economic Collapse Increases Poverty; 2012: Taking Our Country Back

Richard Walden | Posted 02.20.2012 | Impact
Richard Walden

Gather your brood, your workmates, the family in the next pew -- and talk about what your own role might be in improving our lot.

The World's Worst: Five Years after the Asian Tsunami

Richard Walden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Richard Walden

The charities' performances ran from reasonably effective in localized areas to downright scandalous in their opportunism to raise money around the tsunami.

Charities' Most Important Day in 2009: December 31

Richard Walden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Richard Walden

Most individual and family donors total up their year-end surplus, recover from holiday gift-giving and end the year on a charitable note.

Earthquake and Tsunami Strike Samoa: Aid Starts To Flow

Richard Walden | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Richard Walden

At least 100 people are believed to have died and many more injured in the Pacific island nations of Samoa and Tonga after the powerful deep ocean earthquake and the tsunami waves that followed.

Indonesia Redux: The Quakes Continue, Aid Flows

Richard Walden | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Richard Walden

The never ending series of Pacific Rim natural disasters continues but the American public's response has been tepid at best

Worst Typhoon in Decades Strikes The Philippines

Richard Walden | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Richard Walden

LOS ANGELES, CA (September 28, 2009)-- Los Angeles-based International relief agency Operation USA announced that it was preparing relief supplies to ...

North Korean Diplomats Secretly in Los Angeles Last Week

Richard Walden | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Richard Walden

There were the obvious public statements issued after the US journalists returned from North Korea, but the off-radar, embargoed news was potentially as important as a thaw in our relations.

Apres Le Deluge: A New School Opens In China A Year After The Quake

Richard Walden | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Richard Walden

The Chinese Government moved in the direction of development by making a huge effort to be open to international aid, ideas and US corporate responsibility in China post-quake.

The Swine Flu Pandemic Arrives

Richard Walden | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Richard Walden

Poor and medically underserved communities need free access to the simplest of protective materials.