Public Private Partnerships- Building Relationships for the Future

The Coalition of Hope - Excelsior Project

The Coalition of Hope Foundation, Inc. (COH), is a US-based 501(c)(3) not-for-profit charitable organization that provides global humanitarian assistance and disaster-relief support. Among our goals, we seek to acquire and refit in a "public-private international partnership" a retired USN vessel (the USS Nassau) in order to provide a forward deployed, quick response, sea-based platform that in addition to state-of-the-art hospital facilities, includes an array of multinational medical personnel, highly trained first responders, extensive air-lift capability, heavy equipment, emergency supplies, food and water. Sailing throughout the globe, the COH will support ongoing relief efforts in partnership with a broad coalition of nations, Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) and others. We will be able to respond to unforeseen catastrophic events faster and better equipped than any other military or civilian element in existence.

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