2022

Ukraine Crisis

U.S. Press On GEM Ukraine Missions
CBS Miami
Global Empowerment Mission helping Ukrainians find new homes
Fox 13
Utah company to send 7,000 hygiene kits to those still living in Ukraine
NBC Miami
South Florida-based Network Gives Inside Look at Helping Ukrainians Survive
Short Term Rentalz
Airbnb.org announces partnerships to house 100k Ukrainian refugees
Polsat News
Założyciel Global Empowerment Mission w Polsat News. Jak wygląda pomoc fundacji dla Ukraińców?
Portal Samorzadowy
Michael Capponi nagrodzony Medalem Misji Jana Karskiego
VG
Heti 800 millió forintnyi adomány az ukrajnai menekültek megsegítésére
Warsaw Business Journal
The American NGO to help Ukraine together with the Jolanta Kwaśniewska Foundation
Hir Tv
Radar - Tatabányán az adományok elosztóközpontja
Palm Beach Daily News
Ukraine Refugee Fund gets another matching grant; $700,000 already given to groups helping refugees
International Press on GEM Ukraine Missions
Konkurent
Розбомблені будинки, «прильот» та люди: луцькі волонтери на Кіровоградщині (відео)
Vezha
Побутова хімія, харчі та подушки: у Вінницю передали 11 тонн гуманітарного вантажу для переселенців
KG
Фонд Global Empowerment Mission візьметься за скління вікон ПК
The Village
Десять пошкоджених будинків у Бучі відновить американська некомерційна організація
НОВИНИ ВІННИЦІ
У Вінниці почнуть відновлювати постраждалі від вибуху будинки
Vezha
Американська організація «GEM» планує надати ресурси для 150 вікон у пошкоджених обстрілом
Army Inform
Вінничанам, які постраждали внаслідок ракетного удару, допомагатимуть фіксувати руйнування і збитки
Puls Biznesu
Pomoc Ukrainie wchodzi w nową fazę
Vinnitsa.info
Американська організація допоможе у ремонті пошкоджених через ракетний удар будинків Вінниці
Konkurent
«Країна, яка має душу», – мільйонер з США про Україну (відео)

Our first 100 days on the ground were focused on establishing viable logistical operations, the extraction of people in warn torn areas, the relocation of refugees and the delivery of critical aid supplies throughout the region.

Logistical Operations

Warsaw Poland

30,000 sq ft warehouse / 2500 Pallet Slots 

Rzeszów Poland

18,000 sq ft warehouse. / 750 Pallet Slots

Kyiv Ukraine

40,000 sq ft warehouse / 1500 Pallet Slots

Lviv Ukraine

37,500 sq ft warehouse / 650 Pallet Slots

Summary Stats

What we've accomplished to date

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Trucks of aid delivered inside Ukraine and neighboring countries
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In aid committed for 2022
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Supplies delivered
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Trucks delivered inside Ukraine
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Individuals placed in temporary housing
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Containers shipped from the US
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Ukrainian cities serviced
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Emergency war zone extractions
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Schools Under Repair
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Clinics Under Repair
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Homes Under Repair
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Apartment Buildings Under Repair

GEM BStrong has provided significant relief aid to the following 108 Towns & Cities

(map does not include relocations)

Phase 1: Disaster Relief

We established solutions, partnerships and strategies to recognize and assist all those affected, not only in Ukraine, but those displaced in Poland, Hungary, Romania, Slovakia, Moldova, Georgia, and beyond.

Border Refugee Support

On February 25, 2022, the second day of the invasion, GEM BStrong arrived in Medyka, Poland, along the Ukrainian-Polish border offering aid and support to refugees fleeing Ukraine.

Relocations

In March 2022, GEM Bstrong established partnerships with the former first lady of Poland, Jolanta Kwaśniewska, Why Not Travel, and Airbnb. This program relocated 38,744 Ukrainian refugees to over 40 countries and placed 13,624 people in temporary housing. Today our relocation program is ongoing and focused mainly on European travel or Ukrainians returning back home.

Aid Distributions throughout the region

In March 2012, GEM activated its partnership with military professional NGOs such as Arial Recovery Group and many others. During this period, getting aid inside Ukraine required highly advanced tactics and methods.

Since then, GEM has established partnerships with over 150 vetted Ukrainian and European NGOs. To date, we have sent over 532 trucks into the region spanning into 108 towns and cities. GEM and its partners have been distributing vital supplies to muliple towns on a dialy basis for the last 5 months.

Phase 2: The Gap Period​​

Due to the unique circumstances in Ukraine, it’s critical that aid continues to flow to the millions of in country displaced persons who are currently moving around from city to city to avoid bombings. This is called the gap period.

Government Partnership

In May 2022, GEM and UA partner Life Quality established memorandums of understanding with many regional governors and mayors throughout Ukraine. GEM supplies these regional government hubs with aid and winterization supplies on a weekly basis. Government partnerships in place with Bucha, Chernihiv, Kharkiv, Poltava, Vinnytsia, Odessa and Kviv regions.

Phase 3: Vital Repairs

GEM, in partnership with Life Quality, has activated its phase 3 rebuild programs in response to an overwhelming desire for Ukrainians to return back home to a sense of normalcy with hope. This includes supplying communities with sustenance supplies until they’re back up and running. During this phase, we have committed and already started our rebuilding and light repairs on over 50 structures such as apartment buildings, private homes, schools, clinics and hospitals.

 

Featured Missions

Tragedy
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United States
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Pandemics
2020
United States
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Hurricanes
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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.