The COH Foundation seeks to provide a ship-based humanitarian assistance / disaster-relief (HADR) platform; incorporating state-of the-art hospital facilities, an array of coalition medical personnel, air-lift capability, heavy equipment and emergency supplies in the context of a multinational, nation-state sponsored, public-private partnership. The initiative will respond to unforeseen catastrophic events faster and better equipped than any other military or civilian element in existence.
Global Humanitarian Assistance: With limited warning, disaster strikes; within minutes, thousands of lives are lost and thousands more are critically injured. Without fresh water, food, electricity and communications, shock and bewilderment turn to chaos and lawlessness. There is an immediate need for emergency help in the form of medical supplies, emergency-responders and heavy equipment to clear the rubble, locate survivors and treat the injured. Help is needed now !!
The Coalition of Hope Foundation, "COH", is bringing to life an historic initiative with global implications. The project is known as "EXCELSIOR." The mission to build an unprecedented ship-based platform, dedicated to humanitarian assistance and disaster relief in the immediate aftermath of catastrophic occurrence. There is an immediate need for such capacity and it is estimated that the effort will benefit upwards of 20 million lives during the useful life of the ship.
COH will act in coordination with the international community, including USAID (OFDA), UN, NATO, other NGO's, and Partner Nations. The COH goal is augmentation, (not elimination) of existing humanitarian relationships and structure. EXCELSIOR mission guidelines support efforts within the United States and overseas in times of crisis. Additional capabilities include scientific research and exploration, as well as environmental / ecologic disaster response and animal evacuations.
This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).