Michael Capponi In The Press

Ukrainian Students Return To Class As Organizations Work To Rebuild Schools

Ukrainian students return to class as organizations work to rebuild schools

NBC News, Sep 5, 2022: 

Amidst the Russian invasion, many Ukrainians are trying to piece their lives back together as children prepare to return for the school year. NBC News’ Meagan Fitzgerald has the story of how some organizations are working to rebuild these schools in hopes of bringing back a sense of normalcy for civilians. 
Utah Company To Send 7,000 Hygiene Kits To Those Still Living In Ukraine

UTAH COMPANY TO SEND 7,000 HYGIENE KITS TO THOSE STILL LIVING IN UKRAINE

Fox 13 now, April 8, 2022: 

Michael Capponi, the founder of The Global Empowerment Mission, said the kits are helping those who have decided to stay during the conflict. “Those people have no resources right now,” said Capponi. “There’s no power, there’s no electricity, there’s no water. They don’t have anything.”
Założyciel Global Empowerment Mission W Polsat News. Jak Wygląda Pomoc Fundacji Dla Ukraińców

Założyciel Global Empowerment Mission w Polsat News. Jak wygląda pomoc fundacji dla Ukraińców?

Polsat News, YouTube April 12, 2022: 

W programie “Dzień na Świecie” Michael Capponi, amerykański biznesmen i założyciel organizacji pomocowej Global Empowerment Mission, mówił o tym jak wygląda pomoc dla osób uciekających z Ukrainy.

Aaron Tandy

Letter from the Miami Beach Chairman

Miami Community News April 11, 2022: 

The Chamber is honoring Michael Capponi from the Global Empowerment Movement, which is on the ground, on the Poland/Ukraine border, supporting the Ukrainian people. Michael is leading those efforts personally. On the second day of the crisis, Global Empowerment Mission and BStrong arrived in Medyka, Poland, offering aid and support to refugees fleeing Ukraine.

Maks Chmerkovskiy

Maks Chmerkovskiy, Peta Murgatroyd Open Up About His Experience in Ukraine: ‘I Wrote a Goodbye Text’

People, April 11, 2022: 

Chmerkovskiy says he knows he was blessed to flee Ukraine in safety — and his attention quickly turned to doing good for others. Soon after he was back in L.A., he offered his help to refugees in Poland and flew back to help those affected from the war.

He teamed with humanitarian Michael Capponi’s Global Empowerment Mission and Bethenny Frankel’s BStrong Foundation.

 

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The American NGO to help Ukraine together with the Jolanta Kwaśniewska Foundation

Warsaw Business Journal, March 28, 2022: 

“We are able to ship food, medicine, and even ambulances and firefighting equipment there. Virtually everything our Ukrainian partners need at any given time,” Michael Capponi, founder, and president of GEM, said.

 

Morning Joe

How Americans can help the people of Ukraine

Morning Joe, MSNBC March 7, 2022: 

Michael Capponi, the founder and executive director of Global Empowerment Mission, discusses how they are assisting the people of Ukraine, and how Americans can help.

South Florida Organization Bringing Relief Supplies To Ukrainian

South Florida Organization Bringing Relief Supplies to Ukrainians Fleeing War

NBC Miami February 24, 2022: 

GEM founder Michael Capponi was heading to Poland, which borders Ukraine to the west, later Thursday to help distribute supplies on the ground. “They have no idea now if they’re gonna return ever back to their homes,” Capponi said.

South Florida Philanthropist Michael Capponi In Kentucky Helping With Tornado Relief Efforts

South Florida Philanthropist Michael Capponi In Kentucky Helping With Tornado Relief Efforts

CBS Miami, December 12, 2021: 

The Doral-based non-profit Global Empowerment Mission, run by South Florida philanthropist Michael Capponi, is also helping with relief efforts. Capponi and his team landed in Mayfield, Kentucky Sunday night. He said hundreds are in despair.

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Doral Nonprofit Readies Supplies For Hard-Hit Kentucky After Tornadoes

NBC Miami, December 11, 2021: 

Tornadoes affected at least five different states Friday, destroying buildings and leaving many people homeless or without power. At least 70 people were killed. “I mean, it looks like Hurricane Dorian and Marsh Harbour spread out over 200 miles,” Michael Capponi, President of Global Empowerment Mission said.

Ways To Give And Help Survivors Of The Tornadoes In Kentucky, Illinois And Elsewhere

Ways to give and help survivors of the tornadoes in Kentucky, Illinois and elsewhere

Washington Post, December 11, 2021: 

Michael Capponi, founder of Global Empowerment Mission, a nonprofit organization based near Miami that helps people who have experienced natural disasters, headed to Mayfield, Ky., with a team and four trucks of goods to distribute.

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Surfside Condo collapse victims receive donation this Thanksgiving

7 News Miami, November 23, 2021: 

“This community really came together quickly,” said President and Founder of GEM Michael Capponi. “Our team has really done a good job. Without the Miami community, the donors, we would not have been able to do this.”

 

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Surfside Collapse Survivors Receive Holiday Gift Cards

CBS Miami, November 23, 2021: 

GEM has already been helping relocated survivors with move-in essentials like bedding and appliances. Founder Michael Capponi says their goal is to provide as many resources as possible with the community.

Inspired By Three Altruistic Stories Of Hope

Inspired by three altruistic stories of hope

Islander News, September 3, 2021: 

The Global Empowerment Mission was founded in 2011 by former Key resident Michael Capponi. I knew Capponi when he was a teenager on the Key in the 1980s, when riding his bicycle around the island seemed the most important thing in his life. He later moved to Miami Beach and became a successful nightclub promoter and owner, and then a highly respected building contractor for high-end luxury homes.

 

Michael Founder Of Local Nonprofit Can't Believe Devastation Suffered In Louisiana Because Of Hurricane Ida

Founder Of Local Nonprofit Can’t Believe Devastation Suffered In Louisiana Because Of Hurricane Ida

CBS Miami, September 1, 2021: 

CBS4’s Eliott Rodriguez spoke with Michael Capponi, the CEO of the South Florida-based Global Empowerment Mission

U.n. Seeking $190 Million For Haiti Earthquake Relief. Aid Groups Urge Using It More Wisely Than 2010

U.N. Seeking $190 Million For Haiti Earthquake Relief. Aid Groups Urge Using It More Wisely Than 2010

WLRN, Aug 26, 2021: 

“There was a giant pot of money collected for the 2010 earthquake that was split among some 20,000 different organizations,” said Michael Capponi, GEM’s president.

 

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Parts of Caribbean island of St. Vincent unrecognizable after volcano erupts

CNN, April 24, 2021: 

In Miami, Michael Capponi, the founder and executive director of the non-profit Global Empowerment Mission, is filling containers with pre-packed boxes of food, water, face masks and hand gel to send to the island.

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Local volunteers prep supply kits being sent to residents in storm-ravaged Texas

WSVN 7 -Miami, February 21, 2021: 

Michael Capponi, the president of Global Empowerment Mission, explained what makes these supply runs particularly challenging.

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Providing emergency assistance to Texas residents through BStrong and GEM

Daily Mail, February 18, 2021: 

Bethenny’s BStrong partner, Michael Capponi, and NCS CEO Ignas Jurkonis were on hand to load trucks with needed supplies.

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Bethenny Frankel brings emergency aid to Texas amid deadly winter storm

Fox Business, February 19, 2021: 

The former “Real Housewives of New York” star’s emergency assistance initiative B Strong, together with business leader Michael Capponi’s Global Empowerment Mission, is packing trucks with more than $180,000 worth of donated aid to benefit Americans devastated by the natural disaster.

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Sending aid to Texas

Page Six, February 18, 2021: 

We’re told the former “Real Housewives of New York” star’s B Strong initiative and Michael Capponi’s Global Empowerment Mission are loading up trucks filled with relief kits for 1,400 families.

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How Foundations In New Year Can Bring Relief And Empowerment To Countries In Need

How Foundations in New Year Can Bring Relief and Empowerment to Countries in Need

Medium, January 9, 2021: 

The generous spirit of individuals leading the way is an ultimate blessing. People like Michael Capponi are the true heroes of America who will help rescue us in the months to come. As the Founding CEO of Global Empowerment Mission, he is more than just a man in charge of a foundation. He is a human being making the world a better place for all that inhabit it.

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Serving World Peace And Harmony With Global Empowerment Mission

Serving World Peace And Harmony With Global Empowerment Mission

Forbes, January 8, 2021: 

Michael Capponi, the Founding CEO of Global Empowerment Mission, knows that compassion often flourishes over a shared meal, one in which those in position to help their neighbors in need can talk about the best course of action to address issues. People gather around the table to break bread as they discuss important topics such as world peace and global starvation.

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Michael Capponi Changing the World One Cause at a Time with Global Empowerment Mission

Times Square Chronicles, December 30, 2020: 

The generous spirit of Michael Capponi has been a guiding light in his life for years. His passion for helping others developed into a powerful vision that led to the creation of the Global Empowerment Mission. The Founding CEO of the organization has helped it grow from an initial dream into a platinum rated international foundation with the ability to immediately respond to all phases of global disasters.

Read the full article from Times Square Chronicles here.

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A Man on a Mission – Michael Capponi on Empowering the World with GEM

Impact Wealth, December 28, 2020: 

One man can answer that question. The generous spirit of Michael Capponi has been a guiding light in his life for years. His passion for helping others developed into a powerful vision that led to the creation of the Global Empowerment Mission. The Founding CEO of the organization has helped it grow from an initial dream into a platinum rated international foundation with the ability to immediately respond to all phases of global disasters.

Read the full article from Impact Wealth here.

Michael Capponi and Global Empowerment Mission

Photo originally by Lee Brian Schrager

HAUTE LIVING: How These Miami Game Changers Have Stepped Up And Given Back This Spring

Haute Living, June 24, 2020: 

Since March, almost every industry has been negatively impacted by the outbreak of COVID-19, causing our city to shut down—save for a few essential businesses—and stay at home, with the goal of slowing the curve of the spread of the virus. Due to the shutdown, frontline workers were overloaded, and many left without proper protective equipment (PPE), while the hospitality industry took a huge hit, causing thousands of Miami residents to be left without jobs.  Read the full article from Haute Living here.

Michael Capponi and Global Empowerment Mission

CBS: Coronavirus Update: Local Charity Works To Address Medical Supply Shortage

CBS 4 Miami, April 1, 2020:
Michael Capponi and the Global Empowerment Mission have been committed to rebuild the Bahamas by sending over 500,000 pounds of relief supplies to the area each week. Read the full article from NBC 6 News Miami here.