2018 Mission

California Wildfires

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Summary Stats

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Emergency Aid & Supplies
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Beneficiaries
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RV Donated
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Contractors back to work

Phase 1:

Disaster Relief

Global Empowerment Mission responded in the first phase, disaster relief, by providing an immediate response. Highlights of accomplishments in the first 10 days include:

  • Over 2000 cash & gift cards personally handed to people affected by the Paradise #campfire and #Woolsey fires.
  • 200 blankets individually handed out in the #paradise tent cities.
  • Two 18 wheeler trucks and two smaller trucks of aid distributed to 8 Red Cross Shelters in Paradise.

Phase 2

The Gap Period​

Global Empowerment Mission responded in the second phase, the gap period, by defining beneficiary criteria and identifying recipients of vital funds. Many beneficiaries were in dire circumstances and were able to go from sleeping in cars to relocating back into their homes.

GEM Impact:

  • 2,540 Beneficiaries
  • Distributed $350,000 in direct cash cards underwritten by the #BStrong Initiative
    • $80,000 distributed amongst 2,000 beneficiaries
    • $270,000 distributed amongst 540 beneficiaries
  • $1M in donated in-kind supplies for 10,000 ppl

Phase 3

Sustainable Development

Global Empowerment Mission responded in the third phase, sustainable development, by supplying tool for 70 contractors.

Partners

  • Paradise Adopt a Family

  • North Valley Community Foundation

  • Butte Strong

  • Olive Garden

  • Buffalo Wild Wings

Featured Missions

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
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Pakistan
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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
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Europe
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Tragedy
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United States
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Fires
2022
United States
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Tornadoes
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United States
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Conflict
2022
Missions to Ukraine - GEM
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Fires
2022
United States
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Tornadoes
2021
United States
Storms unleashed devastating tornadoes late Friday and early Saturday across parts of the central and southern US including Kentucky, where the governor says the death toll may exceed 70.