Phase 1: Disaster Relief Global Empowerment Mission responded in the first phase, disaster relief, by providing an immediate response. GEM had its assessment teams on the ground within two days of the disaster. With help from a North Carolina prison guard the GEM team and Third Wave Volunteers made it to Fayetteville and assessed three […]
Phase 1: Disaster Relief Global Empowerment Mission responded in the first phase, disaster relief, by conducting assessments and site visits. Criteria was established and families identified to be cash card recipients. In coordinated with local leader, Ikaika Marzo, an important shelter serving thousands of evacuees was established while GEM and local volunteers provided aid to […]
Phase 1: Disaster Relief By September 12th, 2001 GEM founder, Michael Capponi, along with Miami Beach Mayor Neisen Kasdin, organized a month-long, citywide effort where local businesses donated partial proceeds of their income to the American Red Cross. These donations went to the immediate aid of victims affected by the events of September 11.