1999

Kosovo Crisis

Phase 1:

Disaster Relief

In 1999 GEM founder, Michael Capponi, along with Miami Beach Mayor Neisen Kasdin organized city wide efforts for the victims of the Kosovo Crisis. Over 15,000 pounds of supplies were collected, delivered and donated to Feed the Children organization.

Featured Missions

Wildfires
2020
United States
Wildfires have burned 1,500,000 acres of forest and numerous historic communities leaving entire towns in ashes causing over 500,000 people to evacuate with an ever-growing list of missing persons.
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.
Wildfires
2020
Australia
In June 2019, over 18 million hectares burned, destroying over 5,900 buildings and 2,800 homes in Australia. In addition to human fatalities, millions of animals were killed.
Hurricanes
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.
Wildfires
2019
South America
In 2019, the Amazon wildfires season saw a surge in fires with more than 906,000 affected hectares occurring in the Amazon rainforest and Amazon biome within Brazil, Bolivia, Paraguay, and Peru.
Wildfires
2018
United States
In 2018, the wildfire season was the deadliest and most destructive ever recorded in California. More than 7,639 fires burned an area of 1,893,913 acres causing more than $3.5 billion in damage.
Hurricanes
2017
Caribbean
In September 2017, Hurricane Irma was a powerful Cape Verde hurricane that caused widespread destruction across its path and was recorded as one of the most powerful hurricanes in the Atlantic.