MIAMI, FL: It was announced today that in a joint effort, the Global Empowerment Mission (GEM) will act as an ‘Official Relief Delivery Partner’ for the Bahamas Relief Foundation (BRF) to rebuild damaged houses following Hurricane Dorian.
The partnership between BRF and GEM will focus on the immediate supply of construction materials and equipment, working alongside local Bahamians to empower and train them to repair the damaged homes in Abaco and Grand Bahama.
Rick ‘Ulrich’ Fox, BRF President, Bahamian and three time NBA Champion said “Through this partnership we are thrilled to utilize GEM’s initiatives, resources, and expertise in disaster relief as we continue our mission of creating hope for the people in the Bahamas affected by Hurricane Dorian”.
The foundation is seeking urgent tax deductible donations through its website www.bahamasrelieffoundation.orgto make an immediate and lasting impact.
Founder of GEM, Mr. Michael Capponi, highlighted that “After spending the last month focusing on search and rescue and bringing immediate short-term aid to so many of the Islands, we are now focused on launching our phase two in partnership with Rick and the BRF, to re-roof and re-wall many of the fixable homes in the devastated areas.”
Hurricane Dorian was the most powerful tropical cyclone on record to strike the Bahamas, and was described by Prime Minister Minnis as the “greatest national crisis in our country’s history”, with the highest winds of an
Atlantic hurricane ever recorded on landfall. The resultant damage to these islands was catastrophic, most structures were destroyed or swept out to sea, and at least 70,000 people were left homeless. To date there have been 56 recorded direct and 7 indirect fatalities, and the estimated damage to property is more than seven
billion US dollars.
The Bahamas Relief Foundation (BRF) is a non-profit corporation purposed with ‘creating hope for Bahamians’. Its’ vision is to raise and distribute funds for the Bahamian people to recover and rebuild following Hurricane Dorian in all areas of need including medical care, transportation, housing, infrastructure, and job creation www.bahamasrelieffoundation.org
Rick ‘Ulrich’ Fox formed the Bahamas Relief Foundation after witnessing the massive devastation and destruction that the hurricane has caused, the annihilation of homes, facilities, and massive displacement of people and entire communities. BRF advisors include high profile sports stars, Serena Williams and Shaquille O’Neal.
For press enquiries please contact:
Jenny Mann Jenny@Bahamasrelieffoundation.org
Global Empowerment Mission (GEM) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 2011 and based in Miami, Flordia. Founder, Michael Capponi, is supported by GEM’s non-paid board members who operate and manage the organization. GEM has supported some significant global tragedies over the last decade, assisting in over 200 various aid relief trips globally. In the past five years GEM’s operating expenses have never exceeded 4%. Recently GEM has provided disaster relief in the north western Bahamas following Hurricane Dorian. Its staff and team of volunteers have been on the ground in the Bahamas since September 5th 2019 and have delivered over 400,000lbs of aid to date www.globalempowermentmission.org