Global Empowerment Mission in Partnership with Bethenny Frankel’s BStrong Initiative Align with NCS Group for Texas Aid Relief During The State of Emergency
Date of Release: Feb 18, 2021
(February 18, 2021) – NCS Group launched an official aid alliance with Global Empowerment Mission for Bethenny Frankel’s ‘BStrong’ Initiative. The LATEST mission is bringing three relief trucks to Texas with the first truck en route from Miami to Denton (The Cross Timbers Hope Center In Denton, TX) followed by Houston, TX on Tuesday (February 23) via NCS Group’s Unlimited Carrier transport fleet, to aid over 15,000 people (inclusive of over 5,000 families. Trucks are being dispersed from both California and Miami with the supplies. The urgent transport need of goods is bringing relief to the state of emergency declared due to hard freeze and inclement weather inclusive of power outages throughout the state. The first delivery will hit Denton, followed by Houston and more cities thereafter, which Bethenny Frankel announced on her Instagram today. Each truck has over $180k worth of goods in relief for the families.
The transport mission is inclusive of “BStrong Family Necessities Kits” packed at the BStrong distribution center in Miami, filled with food essentials, hygiene supplies, masks/gloves, HFactor Water, and more. The boxes which include a month of supplies per household, were packed into NCS Group’s Unlimited Carrier Fleet and headed to Texas within a 24 hour period. MISSION WEB LINK: https://www.globalempowermentmission.org/mission/texas-winter-blackout/
Bethenny’s IG Live video broadcast talking about the mission, the transport and the aid relief can be watched here: https://www.instagram.com/tv/CLdGZIwD9pT/?igshid=1b4ptisd0kh9v
She first posted this morning announcing the initial rollout of the mission: (see below) @bethennyfrankel : (https://www.instagram.com/p/CLb1QZpjiYa/?igshid=12xica65r1vi2)
A BStrong family pack necessities kit, serving an average family of 5, will consist of the following: 20 lb bags of rice, Assortment of 1-2, 2 lbs bags of beans (black, kidney, white), 1-2 lbs bag of oats, Assortment of protein bars (Clif), Immuse Immune Boosters, Hydration Kits, Hygiene supplies (dry shampoo, pack of bars of soap, etc.), 5 toothbrushes + Toothpaste, 5 masks, gloves & large hand sanitizer.
This partnership will provide trucking fleet support to their phases of COVID-19 Relief and ongoing Disaster Relief efforts. NCS is a global lifestyle group, led by Entrepreneur Ignas Jurkonis, with a focus on doing good and thought leadership. Their fleet of 500 U.S.-based trucks in strategic alliance with Unlimited Carrier, will now be supporting the national trucking needs for Global Empowerment Mission’s BStrong initiatives as of 2021.
Global Empowerment Mission in partnership with BStrong responded in the first phase, disaster relief, by providing millions of articles of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to hundreds of facilities. Due to the lack of PPE in the marketplace, BStrong worked directly with manufacturers and distributors to provide PPE to those on the frontlines of the Coronavirus Pandemic. To date they have serviced over 782 facilities inclusive of hospitals and clinics, nursing homes, Police and Fire Depts., Military bases, funeral homes, and more.
To date, prior to the Texas mission, over 4.2 million PPE items have been distributed, inclusive of over 1.2 million masks, over 20,000 Corona kits, over 368,000 hand sanitizer bottles, plus gloves, 1,109,058 hazmat suits, 1.3 million syringes, and more.
Now, with the support of NCS Group and their Unlimited Carrier fleet, thousands of perishable food products plus continued transport of PPE items like hand sanitizer will be further brought to destinations that were unable to be reached before in the U.S. and those suffering from last minute disasters. Missions have already been launched to transport fresh produce from California to areas in need within the country via NCS’ refrigerated fleet, as well as thousands of hand sanitizer products to support COVID-19 support efforts. In addition, NCS Group has also brought freight consisting of Clif Bars, Crocs, and more, that shipped to Honduras to support those dealing with disaster relief via trucking loads NCS transported from New York to the shipping container port in Miami, since the partnership kicked off in early January 2021.
“We are absolutely thrilled to have this partnership with NCS Group. It is absolutely critical to get life saving aid to people in real time when needed. Our headquarters are fully stocked and prepared year round to sustain significantly sized communities that are suffering from COVID-19 and natural disasters. With this partnership, we will be able to get these supplies directly into communities immediately anywhere in the country.” – Michael Capponi, President, Global Empowerment Mission
NCS leader and CEO Ignas Jurkonis is a U.S. based entrepreneur, businessman, consultant, and top executive. His primary focus is on company value turnarounds, combining traditional industries and modern management philosophies. Ignas is known for his support of young entrepreneurs, multiple social projects, and non-profit activity. Currently, under his formed NCS Group, Ignas is leading and developing a group of companies through a series of M&A acting as a priority freight forwarder and visionary supply chain solution for Fortune 500 companies, also inclusive of notable brands like Walgreens, Boots Alliance, 3M, GlaxoSmithKline across the U.S. market.
“It is my honor to work with such an amazing nonprofit organization that has assisted in missions all over the world. We are proud to be their transportation partner in restoring hope across America as disaster responders.“ – Ignas Jurkonis, CEO + Leader, NCS Group
Ignas Jurkonis has always actively been involved in charity and non-profit events and organizations, both in the U.S. and overseas. In 2020 Ignas has actively supported the fight with COVID-19 providing U.S. hospitals with free freight services. In March of, 2020, Unlimited Carrier Inc., under the NCS Group umbrella, based in Bolingbrook, Illinois, dedicated more than 50 Trucks to Transport Medical Supplies to Hospitals Free of Charge under the direction of Jurkonis. The new alignment with Global Empowerment Mission and BStrong to help both COVID-19 efforts and the widespread disasters like fires in need of relief are now in motion to bring aid support.
Photo credit: Courtesy of NCS Group
Partnership Announcement Release:
Follow NCS on social media – @TheNCSGroup (IG)