2001

9/11

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.

Featured Missions

Sustainability
2021
United States
On June 24, 2021, at approximately 1:30 a.m. EDT, Champlain Towers South, a 12-story beachfront condominium building in the Miami suburb of Surfside, Florida, United States, partially collapsed.
Pandemics
2020
United States
In January 2020, the COVID‑19 pandemic began in the United States and is an ongoing global pandemic of coronavirus disease, caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus.
Hurricanes
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2019
Bahamas
On August 24, 2019, the Category 5 Hurricane Dorian struck the Bahamas, and was the worst natural disaster in the country’s history with wind speeds of 183 mph and $3.4 billion+ reported damages.