2020 Mission

Puerto Rico Earthquakes

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Yahoo News
Historic Museum Damaged As Earthquake Strikes Puerto Rico
Miami.com
GEM in Miami.com
Fox Business
Bethenny Frankel & Michael Capponi on Fox News | National TV Appearance
CNN
GEM on CNN | Puerto Rico Hurricane Relief
Haute Living
Haute Living, GEM And Carlos Ponce Celebrate Miami Cares For Puerto Rico
US Weekly Magazine
Bethenny Frankel & GEM | Us Weekly Magazine
Miami New Times
GEM in the Miami New Times

Summary Stats

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Shelters Serviced

Phase 1:

Disaster Relief

Global Empowerment Mission in partnership with BStrong responded in the first phase, disaster relief, by distributing generators to the elderly on dialysis machines.

  • The organization partnered with the Puerto Rico on ground partner, Yo No Me Quito, and was on ground within 48 hours of the January 7, 2020 earthquake.

Phase 2

The Gap Period​

Global Empowerment Mission in partnership with BStrong responded in the second phase, the gap period, by distributing $20,000 BStrong gift cards directly to earthquake survivors in shelters in the towns of Ponce, Yauco, Guanayilla, Guanica and Peñuelas.

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Earthquakes
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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.
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Hurricanes
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