Bryn and Bethenny had lunch in Chinatown recently and seeing the ducks hanging in the window had a compelling effect on Bryn. When Bethenny later said that the Peking Duck looked good at a Dim Sum restaurant, Bryn stated that she wanted to stop eating animals again. Bethenny and Bryn have both struggled to adhere fully to a vegetarian or vegan diet but have always been 90 percent animal free.
Later that night Bethenny overheard Bryn recording this video. She was taking notes and researching on the internet and is a very compassionate and passionate young sweet girl. We haven’t researched all the data in this video but her dedication and intent speaks for itself. We learn so much from our children and Bethenny is going to do her best to walk the walk with her.
We have decided to choose two of Bryn's favorite charities, PETA and North Shore Animal League, to donate to on her behalf and support her crusade to save animals. If you would like to donate to the Bryn's BStrong Animal Initiative, please click here.
BStrong and Global Empowerment Mission in partnership with Aerial Recovery Group special operatives responded in its first phase disaster relief mission by sending search and rescue teams alongside a series of fully loaded UC Group Trucks with vital necessities.
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In response to the massive 7.1 magnitude earthquake, GEM BStrong's response plan has been put into action based on 11 years of working in Haiti with 95 mission trips. GEM will be loading approximately 40 UC Group semi-trucks with over 1000 pallets totaling over 4.5 M in relief supplies that will be shipped throughout September 2021.
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• $500 - $1000 each in cash cards to displaced residents
• Supplying local community centers our BStrong Family Necessities Kits
• BStrong Miami warehouse is stocked with survival kits, lumber, medical, pet, baby supplies food, blankets and relief aid to support victims after this tragedy.
• 50 units of Oxygen Concentrators will be initially distributed throughout several Indian state hospitals and to doctors in rural areas.
• 20 lbs bag of rice
• Assortment of 1-2, 2 lbs bags of beans1-2 lbs bag of oats
• Assortment of protein bars
• Immuse Immune Boosters
• Hydration Kits
• Hygiene supplies – dry shampoo, bars of soap, etc.
• 5 masks, gloves & large hand sanitizer
On Episode 5 of The Big Shot with Bethenny on HBO Max, the applicants were challenged to work in teams to create a video to highlight BStrong. This is the winning video that shows the impact of BStrong’s initiatives across the globe.
After we filmed this video, we hit our goal of $100 million in worldwide aid distributed. As always, 100% of funds raised go directly to the effort.
GEMs on ground partners, Honduran non profit, Humanity and Hope United & Motorrad Angels and Guatemala’s Conred Agency will distribute needed supplies including water purification systems to the affected areas. In addition, our ground partners, Give to Colombia , and ProIsland will be distributing GEM supplies to Providence and Saint Katalina Colombia.
We donated BStrong cash cards to over 100 small businesses to help assist them in rebuilding and reopening as they recover from the Coronavirus Pandemic.
This initial program will run till December 2020.
• 2,397,213 PPE
• 1,215,155 MASKS
• 1,109,058 HAZMAT SUITS
• $19 MILLION IN AID, PPE, SHIPPING
• ALL 50 STATES, PLUS PUERTO RICO…580 FACILITIES
• 76 UPS TRUCKS
DISCLAIMER: All funds donated to Global Empowerment Mission through the BStrong partnership are restricted to the distribution and logistics of purchasing and delivering disaster relief supplies, sending rescue teams to disaster struck areas, and distributing gift cards to affected populations. 100% of BStrong donations go directly to helping individuals in disaster affected areas with no administrative or overhead expenses withdrawn. GEM is a registered 501(c)(3) charitable organization providing emergency disaster relief. www.globalempowermentmission.org