Providing an environment conducive to dignity and independence for our Veterans
Shortly after returning home from the Haiti project, we met a man by the name of Ross Mason. Years prior, Ross was training for an IronMan competition and he sustained an injury that left him paralyzed from the chest down. He runs an organization called Healthcare Institute for Neuro-Recovery and Innovation (HINRI). Once we met Ross, we knew that we wanted to help those that have been left with physical disabilities. He is the inspiration for founding this non-profit.
Sgt. Major George W. Meyer-United States Army
George Hazim Jr. talks about the Green Emergency Module (GEM)- News report that aired in Haiti
Ross Mason-HINRI Founder
Sgt. Major George W. Meyer, may he rest in peace, is the reason that we wanted to focus this project on our military Veterans. We want to honor the sacrifices made by these courageous men and women that provide us all with the freedoms that we so often take for granted.
Back in February 2010, one (1) month after the catastrophic magnitude 7.0 Mw earthquake that struck Haiti. We went to build housing for those displaced by the earthquake that devastated Port-au-Prince. Although the prototype only took roughly two (2) weeks to assemble, we were there for over nine (9) months due to the bureaucracy. We built a prototype called the Green Emergency Module (GEM) that was:
Our prototype made it into every newspaper and was seen on every news station, we even met with then Haitian President René Préval. This was the predecessor to project. We want to incorporate all of the technologies that we implemented previously in order to build the buildings for this project.