2020 Mission

Oregon Wildfires

GEM Mission Specific Press
Lacamas Magazine
WILDFIRE EVACUEE DONATIONS SUPPORT 100’S OF FAMILIES, SAY LOCAL ORGANIZERS
KTVL News 10
$15,000 given to Southern Oregon families displaced by fires
Statesman Journal
Dallas, Oregon, native uses connections to organize wildfire relief effort
Fox 12 Oregon
Nonprofit gives gift cards, other supplies to people impacted by Oregon wildfires
Fox 12 Oregon
Detroit woman devastated after losing gas station in wildfire
Statesman Journal
Driven from fire in Detroit, a mother reunites with her daughters
PDX Monthly
Here’s How to Help the Victims of Oregon’s Wildfires

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Phase 1:

Disaster Relief

Global Empowerment Mission BStrong responded to the Oregon Fires in its phase 1 initiative by partnering with Oregon’s Brinker family to mobilize ground teams, supplies and financial aid to Oregon’s hardest hit regions.

  • Riverside Fire (Mollala)
  • Beachie Creek Fire (Scott’s Mills, Mill City, Detroit, Gates, Lyons)
  • Holiday Farm Fire (Blue River, Vida, McKenzie Bridge)
  • Alameda Fire (Phoenix, Talent, Ashland)
  • Echo Mountain Complex (Otis, Lincoln City)

We are currently distributing much needed supplies to these affected areas.

Our mission is to deploy the resources and support Oregon’s hardest hit rural communities need most right now and throughout the rebuilding process.

 

Click here to learn more about how GEM responded to the 2018 California Fires.

Phase 2

The Gap Period​

Global Empowerment Mission and its Oregonian partner, Brinker are now its its phase 2 programming which encompasses purchasing temp shelter, tools and long term sustainable equipment to help rebuild the areas most affected.

Partners

  • Sue Hostetler and Beau Wrigley Family Foundation
  • Christina Kindwall
  • Bobby Valentine
  • Kirstin Jorgensen
  • IMD Models Medford
  • David Labrava
  • Body Bliss Yoga Studio
  • Tradewinds Transportation
  • Maui Nui Venison
  • Global Citizen USA
  • Santiam Canyon Wildfire Relief Fund

Featured Missions

Earthquakes
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2022
Indonesia
On November 21st, on the Java island, a powerful earthquake struck. The 6.9 magnitude disaster hit near the major city of Cianjur, destroying thousands of buildings and causing heavy landslides.
Hurricanes
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2022
Bahamas
Tropical Storm Nicole is due to make landfall in the Bahamas and Florida as a hurricane in the days to come. Our team is currently preparing for this and ready to deploy whatever assistance is needed
Hurricanes
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2022
Caribbean
Hurricane Lisa intensified into the Caribbean waters, and made landfall in Belize in northern Guatemala. GEM responded immediately by deploying a team & sending containers.
Hurricanes
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2022
United States
GEM Bstrong, in partnership with Dade County, has deployed teams, loaded trucks and established partnerships in the areas affected. Our team is on the ground now.
Hurricanes
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2022
Caribbean
GEM BStrong will be on the ground in Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic this week, addressing the extreme flooding and impact of Hurricane Fiona.
Floods
2022
Pakistan
Over one third of Pakistan is currently under water; tens of millions of residents have been affected, and hundreds of thousands have been displaced from their homes.
Fires
2022
United States
In late July, with 100’s of structures destroyed and at least four-related deaths the Oak Fire and McKinney Fire burn throughout California.
Floods
2022
United States
Severe flooding across eastern Kentucky caused 40 deaths. Homes destroyed and roads washed out, leaving communities isolated.
Fires
2022
Europe
The total number of wildfires in the European Union since the beginning of 2022 is almost four times the 15-year average for the same time period.
Tragedy
2022
United States
On May 24, 2022, a gunman fatally shot nineteen students and two teachers and wounded many others at the Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas.
Fires
2022
United States
Over 1,000 firefighters backed by bulldozers and aircraft battled the largest active wildfire in the U.S. on Saturday after strong winds pushed it across some containment lines.
Tornadoes
2022
United States
On April 29th a tornado that damaged more than 1,000 buildings in south-central Kansas generated winds up to 165 mph (266 kph) and carved a path of destruction nearly 13 miles (21 kilometers)