GEM 2023  Mission

California Floods

GEM Mission Specific Press
Donations for Pajaro victims getting prepped
Free household items for Pajaro flood victims is coming soon
ABC 30
Real Housewives star and local organizations give back to Tulare County flood victims
Visalia Times Delta
Global Empowerment Mission, Rotary help thousands of Tulare flood victims
Visalia Times Delta
Global Empowerment Mission, Rotary help thousands of Tulare flood victims
ABC 30
Non-profits give back to Tulare County flood victims
Magalia emergency shelter opens with help from local groups
Hundreds affected by storm damage receive recovery supplies in SLO County
Global non-profit to distribute supplies for residents impacted by recent storms
San Luis Obispo Disaster Center handing out free supplies for those in need
Cal Coast News
Nonprofit providing food, supplies to SLO County disaster victims
Los Angles Times
Storms ravaged this California town. Here’s what happened to those who refused to evacuate
The Pajaronian
Disaster relief center opens at Ramsay Park in wake of storms

Phase 1: Disaster Relief

Extreme rain throughout California left over 8 million residents under flood watch. After many areas of the state received over half their annual rainfall since just December 26th, flooding, mudslides, and extreme winds were all risks being faced. Thousands have been affected by the extreme flooding, with many losing their homes, lives, and possessions. GEM USA West was positioned immediately to assist the communities affected in Northern California. A large-scale distribution took place, offering local residents new mattresses, household goods, and other necessities. We will continue to support residents through this next phase after the floods.

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.