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Project: EXCELSIOR

by Coalition of Hope Foundation Inc.
Project:  EXCELSIOR
Project:  EXCELSIOR
Project:  EXCELSIOR
Project:  EXCELSIOR
Project:  EXCELSIOR
Project:  EXCELSIOR
Project:  EXCELSIOR
Project:  EXCELSIOR
COH - 40k Tons of Hope
COH - 40k Tons of Hope

Project Excelsior seeks to establish a Humanitarian Assistance & Disaster Relief (HADR) coalition in conjunction with the United States and other interested nations.  Utilizing two retrofitted, former U.S. naval vessels (Tarawa-class LHA’s), we seek to deploy state-of the-art hospital facilities, multinational medical personnel, extensive air-lift capability, heavy equipment and pre-positioned emergency supplies in support of catastrophic occurrence.  The retrofit will focus on service life extension, US Flag conversion and compliance with IMO and USCG maritime standards, automation and operation cost reductions (manpower & maintenance) as well as innovation and mission configuration. 

Once operational, our ships will be able to respond to international humanitarian emergencies faster and better equipped than any other military or civilian element in existence. Between contingencies the vessel will provide routine medical, civil engineering, humanitarian cargo and training to participating nations. The project is nation-state based and thus, refurbishment and operational funding is predominantly derived from partner nations and institutional investors.  The HADR personnel aboard ship are comprised of uniformed members of member-nation participants, while each ship’s full-time crew, (approximately 100 personnel) will be COH maritime employees. 

Please see the project video at: www.cohexcelsior.org (run-time 02:30) 

The COH Foundation has extensively refined this initiative over a period of 10+ years, including reviews by members of the White House, the United States Congress, senior leadership at the US Department of State and the US Department of Defense, various (US) Agencies, key non-governmental organizations (NGO’s) and other stakeholders.           

Grand human endeavors often capture the attention of history. President Kennedy is recalled for sending men to the moon and enabling the Peace Corps.  President Reagan set in motion the events that led to the collapse of the Soviet Union.  With Project Excelsior, it is hoped that those involved will be remembered for establishing a sea-borne force capable of carrying out life-saving humanitarian missions with efficacy unseen in history.  There is an immediate need for such capacity and it is estimated that this valuable initiative will benefit in excess of 20 million lives per vessel.  

The Excelsior project continues to move forward.  We are now actively engaged in ship-refurbishment funding discussions and various political aspects.  While our primary goal remains the Excelsior initiative, COH Foundation continues to work tactical missions and related events in support of our Foundation's goals of “Providing Humanitarian Assistance and Promoting Peace throughout the World.”

Keegan - QC Excelsior - 2020
Keegan - QC Excelsior - 2020

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Project Excelsior seeks to establish a Humanitarian Assistance & Disaster Relief (HADR) coalition in conjunction with the United States and other interested nations. Utilizing retrofitted, former U.S. naval vessels (Tarawa-class LHA’s), we seek to deploy state-of the-art hospital facilities, multinational medical personnel, extensive air-lift capability, heavy equipment and pre-positioned emergency supplies in support of catastrophic occurrence.  Once operational, we will be able to respond to international humanitarian emergencies faster and better equipped than any other military or civilian element in existence.  The project is nation-state based and thus, refurbishment and operational funding is predominantly derived from partner nations and institutional investors. There is an immediate need for such capacity and it is estimated that the initiative will benefit upwards of 20 million lives during the useful life of the ship.

The Excelsior project continues to move forward.  We are now actively engaged in ship-refurbishment funding discussions and various political aspects.  While our primary goal remains the Excelsior initiative, COH Foundation continues to work tactical missions and related events in support of our Foundation's goals of “Providing Humanitarian Assistance and Promoting Peace throughout the World.”

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COH - New Year

 

The COH Foundation (COH) seeks to provide a ship-based humanitarian assistance / disaster-relief (HADR) platform. The ship incorporates state-of the-art hospital facilities, an array of coalition medical personnel, extensive air-lift capability, heavy equipment and emergency supplies in the context of a multinational, nation-state sponsored, public-private partnership. With the support of the US Government and the international community, this initiative when operational will respond to unforeseen catastrophic events faster and better equipped than any other military or civilian element in existence. There is an immediate need for such capacity and it is estimated that the initiative will benefit upwards of 20 million lives during the useful life of the ship.

The Excelsior project continues to move forward.  We are now actively engaged in ship-refurbishment funding discussions and various political aspects.  While our primary goal remains the Excelsior initiative, COH Foundation continues to work tactical missions and related events in support of our Foundation's goals of “Providing Humanitarian Assistance and Promoting Peace throughout the World”

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The former USS Nassau - FEB 2019
The former USS Nassau - FEB 2019

Grand human endeavors capture the attention of history. The Coalition of Hope Foundation, “COH”, is bringing to life an historic project 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.

The goal for COH in 2019 has been to shape the political environment and our organizational image within Washington, DC. prior to a planned White House presentation of the Excelsior project in either late November or early December.  We also continue to grow the organization and build diverse capability for the future through our inclusive recruiting efforts. 

In support of these efforts, we have a two page introductory advertisement in the October edition of Washington Life Magazine.  We also have a follow-on story with them in November (2019).  We are also moving forward with another widely-respected national publication regarding the Excelsior project in the coming weeks; no specific release date as of yet.  Our press focus is on  publications that reach very specific USG, DoD, DoS and International Diplomatic audiences that matter to our global cause. COH continues to execute our social media efforts across various distribution channels, and are concurrently completing our USG presentation materials; including a spectacular Excelsior video !! 

COH seeks to bring the nations of the world together in times of peril so that we can build upon these foundations in times of peace.  We ask you to support us in our mission.

Excelsior rendering - SEP 2019
Excelsior rendering - SEP 2019
COH Organizational Coin
COH Organizational Coin

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Coalition of Hope Foundation Inc.

Location: Palm Beach, FL - USA
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Project Leader:
Timothy J. Keegan
Palm Beach, FL United States
$1,485 raised of $10,000 goal
 
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