GEM 2022  Mission

California Fires

GEM Mission Specific Press
230 families affected by Mosquito Fire receive aid from nonprofit organization
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Feeding fire survivors: Camp Fire survivors helping survivors of the Oak & McKinney Fires

Global Empowerment Mission BStrong is currently responding to the Oak and Mckinney Fires in California.

Summary Stats

What we've accomplished to date

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Supplies delivered to date
Fullsize UC Semi Trucks
Family Necessity Kits

Phase 1: Disaster Relief

In July 2022, we activated our Phase 1 response to the Oak Fire in Mariposa County, California. When the McKinney Fire broke soon thereafter, we pivoted plans quickly to service both fires. Our partnership with Paradise Gleaners allows us to stay on top of real-time information in Northern and Central California, and tailor our response accordingly.

Our ground teams can be found providing Family Necessity Kits in locations where needs are highest, which are often areas that are harder to reach or receive less press coverage. As the wildfire season develops, we will continue to pack trucks with supplies that best match on-the-ground needs.


Recent Missions

On November 16th, the GEM Europe team arrived in Iceland to support evacuees, and in anticipation for future volcanic activity. Since late October, Iceland has recorded over 20,000 earthquakes, with as many as 800 in a single day.
In response to the Herat earthquake, and the string of smaller quakes since, the GEM MENA team deployed to Afghanistan to provide humanitarian aid to those affected.
Over 100,000 refugees have fled from the recent conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh, travelling for days in cold temperatures with just the bare minimum they were able to take with them. GEM has deployed to Armenia to distribute humanitarian aid to these individuals, during this crisis.
GEM MENA loaded a military ship in Izmir, Turkey with vital supplies for those affected by the recent flooding
United States
The GEM team is currently on the ground, having responded immediately during the storm. We are prepositioning trucks of aid and will be distributing critical, large-scale supplies to Hurricane Idalia’s most affected zones in the Florida area.