2010

Haiti Earthquake

mission specific press
Miami New Times
Miami Humanitarian Documents Horrific Hurricane Damage in Haiti
Ocean Drive Magazine
GEM founder helps Haiti Rebuild
Wall Street Journal
A birthday benefit for Haiti
Look to the Stars
Donna Karan to attend Haiti charity fundraiser
Black Book
Club kid on goodwill mission
PR Newswire
Miami Magazine presents Haiti Art Expo 2011

Summary Stats

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Mission Trips
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Years of Support
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Students in College
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Operated Tent City
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Tents
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Families Relocated
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Permanent Housing
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Tuitions

Phase 1:

Disaster Relief

Global Empowerment Mission Founder, Michael Capponi, responded in the first phase, of Haiti’s Earthquake on January 15, 2010, some of GEM’s founding board members led a group of firefighters, doctors and nurses to Haiti. This group was part of the first responders who arrived days after the tragic earthquake. The team provided emergency life saving care to hundreds of Haitians suffering injuries from falling debris and unattended wounds for days. The ability to arrive on the scene quickly is absolutely critical to saving lives. For this to occur, a collection of appropriate medical supplies and teams must be ready to go at a moment’s notice. This is part of the foundation and core of gem’s mission.

Phase 2

The Gap Period​

Global Empowerment Mission Founder, Michael Capponi, responded in the second phase, the gap period, established and managed a 3000 person tent city for 1 year, as well as a transitional housing village for 50 families. 

Phase 3

Sustainable Development

Global Empowerment Mission is currently responding in the third phase, sustainable development, by offering educational programs from elementary school to university level: Ecole Évangélique, Chrétienne de Lauture, Ecole Baptiste de St Cyr, and College Hosanna, Université Quisqueya.

The education, medical, and empowerment program range from:

  • Registration
  • Tuition
  • Uniforms
  • Lunches
  • Transportation
  • Logistics
  • Medical care
  • Field trips
  • After school care
  • Private tutoring
  • English classes

Partners

CIDM Haiti

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