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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