2010 Mission

Haiti Earthquake

GEM mission specific press
Miami New Times
Miami Humanitarian Documents Horrific Hurricane Damage in Haiti
Ocean Drive Magazine
GEM founder helps Haiti Rebuild
Wall Street Journal
A birthday benefit for Haiti
Look to the Stars
Donna Karan to attend Haiti charity fundraiser
Black Book
Club kid on goodwill mission
PR Newswire
Miami Magazine presents Haiti Art Expo 2011
CNN
Art as a healing after Haiti earthquake
NBC News
Michael Capponi featured on nbcnews.com after earthquake in Haiti
Miami Socialholic
Michael Capponi: A man of action

Summary Stats

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Students in College
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Operated Tent City
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Families Relocated
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Permanent Housing
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Tuitions

Phase 1:

Disaster Relief

Global Empowerment Mission Founder, Michael Capponi, responded in the first phase, of Haiti’s Earthquake on January 15, 2010, some of GEM’s founding board members led a group of firefighters, doctors and nurses to Haiti. This group was part of the first responders who arrived days after the tragic earthquake. The team provided emergency life saving care to hundreds of Haitians suffering injuries from falling debris and unattended wounds for days. The ability to arrive on the scene quickly is absolutely critical to saving lives. For this to occur, a collection of appropriate medical supplies and teams must be ready to go at a moment’s notice. This is part of the foundation and core of gem’s mission.

Phase 2

The Gap Period​

Global Empowerment Mission Founder, Michael Capponi, responded in the second phase, the gap period, established and managed a 3000 person tent city for 1 year, as well as a transitional housing village for 50 families. 

Phase 3

Sustainable Development

Global Empowerment Mission is currently responding in the third phase, sustainable development, by offering educational programs from elementary school to university level: Ecole Évangélique, Chrétienne de Lauture, Ecole Baptiste de St Cyr, and College Hosanna, Université Quisqueya.

The education, medical, and empowerment program range from:

  • Registration
  • Tuition
  • Uniforms
  • Lunches
  • Transportation
  • Logistics
  • Medical care
  • Field trips
  • After school care
  • Private tutoring
  • English classes

Partners

CIDM Haiti

Featured Missions

Hurricanes
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2022
United States
GEM Bstrong, in partnership with Dade County, has deployed teams, loaded trucks and established partnerships in the areas affected. Our team is on the ground now
Hurricanes
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2022
Caribbean
GEM BStrong will be on the ground in Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic this week, addressing the extreme flooding and impact of Hurricane Fiona.
Floods
2022
Pakistan
Over one third of Pakistan is currently under water; tens of millions of residents have been affected, and hundreds of thousands have been displaced from their homes.
Fires
2022
United States
In late July, with 100’s of structures destroyed and at least four-related deaths the Oak Fire and McKinney Fire burn throughout California.
Floods
2022
United States
Severe flooding across eastern Kentucky caused 40 deaths. Homes destroyed and roads washed out, leaving communities isolated.
Fires
2022
Europe
The total number of wildfires in the European Union since the beginning of 2022 is almost four times the 15-year average for the same time period.
Tragedy
2022
United States
On May 24, 2022, a gunman fatally shot nineteen students and two teachers and wounded many others at the Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas.
Fires
2022
United States
Over 1,000 firefighters backed by bulldozers and aircraft battled the largest active wildfire in the U.S. on Saturday after strong winds pushed it across some containment lines.
Tornadoes
2022
United States
On April 29th a tornado that damaged more than 1,000 buildings in south-central Kansas generated winds up to 165 mph (266 kph) and carved a path of destruction nearly 13 miles (21 kilometers)
Conflict
2022
Missions to Ukraine - GEM
Our teams are on the ground in Medyka, Poland at the Ukraine border -meeting with Ukrainian partners to establish support plans.
Fires
2022
United States
On January 9, 2022, a malfunctioning space heater was the source of an apartment building fire in the Bronx that killed 17 people including eight children, making it one of the worst fires in the city
Tornadoes
2021
United States
Storms unleashed devastating tornadoes late Friday and early Saturday across parts of the central and southern US including Kentucky, where the governor says the death toll may exceed 70.