Operation of Hope

Rating: 5 stars   21 reviews


PO Box 99 Lake Forest CA 92630 USA


"To provide life-changing surgeries, healthcare, and medical training programs in under-served areas of the world through international collaboration among volunteers, empowered by corporate and individual sponsors."


Performed more than 3,500 surgeries since 1989

Target demographics:

under served children and adults

Direct beneficiaries per year:

more than 400 families!

Geographic areas served:



by providing programs involving cleft, burn, orthopedic surgeries and neonatal care

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have been working with Operation of Hope since 2009, as both a volunteer and a board member. During this time, Operation of Hope has put smiles on the faces of poor children and their families around the world. I have personally witnessed the team of volunteers in Zimbabwe and New Guinea give their time to provide free facial surgeries and other personal donations to improve the lives of so many children. The most impressive fact about Operation of Hope is that all of the money raised goes toward the surgeries… the volunteers pay their own airfare and donate their time. This is truly a remarkable organization and one that I am proud to support!

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I was invited to be a member of the Board of Directors in order to bring perspective as I had no previous knowledge of the work of OOH.
What a dedicated, determined and professional organization Jen Trubenbach manages and leads! She is the consummate professional with the tenacity of a saint!
My trip with them to Zimbabwe was an extraordinary experience as I watched hope and healing come to so many. The doctors, nurses and other volunteers are skilled and sensitive to the realities their patients have and will face.
Operation of Hope.org is a model of excellence in utilizing their funding in the most pragmatic ways in order to do their work for as many as possible!

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Operation of Hope (501) c 3 is all volunteer facial reconstructive and burn surgical team that has performed free surgeries since 1989. Our founder has never taken a penny in salary. We are family run, grass roots, fiscally responsible and effective. We have been featured in People magazine, CNN and "O" Oprah's magazine. We have perform more than 3,000 free surgeries in Latin America, Africa, Vietnam and Egypt, And we invite volunteers to fill out a Volunteer Form on our website: www.operatinofhope.org

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involving a team of 12-15 in Latin America, Zimbabwe, Africa, Vietnam and Egypt

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keep finding the wonderful people we have found to make our mission a success!

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