2020 Mission

Australia Fires

GEM mission specific press
The Islander Online
BStrong and the Global Empowerment Mission have added $70,000 to the relief effort.
CBS News
BStrong and Global Empowerment Mission Australia Wildfires Response
People
Bethenny Frankel Sends Firefighting Teams and Equipment to Aid Australian Wildfire Relief Efforts
Forbes
Bethenney Frankel Uses Business And Social Media Skillsets To Help Australian Wildfire Relief Efforts
People
Bethenny Frankel Sends Firefighting Teams and Equipment to Aid Australian Wildfire Relief Efforts
Fox Business
Bethenny Frankel, BStrong streamline Australia bushfire relief efforts and funding

Summary Stats

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Australian States
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Bstrong Cash Cards Distributed
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Communities
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Animal Shelters Assisted

Phase 1:

Disaster Relief

Global Empowerment Mission in partnership with BStrong responded in the first phase, disaster relief, by supplying fire gear and necessary support to Australian fire departments for long-term efforts, and supported animal hospitals in great need. 

  • The organization worked in Australian states of Victoria, NSW and South Australia including Kangaroo Island.

Phase 2

The Gap Period​

Global Empowerment Mission in partnership with BStrong responded in the second phase, the gap period, by distributing $242,000 Aud in BStrong gift cards directly to residents who lost their homes in the bush fires.

Partners

  • Bethenny Frankel

  • Richard R. & Nancy C. Rogers

  • Chris Williams

  • Blake Walker

  • Rabieh Krayem

  • Jenny Mann

  • Bethany Notage

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