Capponi Group to Help Miami Rescue Mission in Time for Holidays
As the Miami Rescue Mission gears up to feed thousands during the Thanksgiving holiday, Michael Capponi, Chairman of Capponi Construction Group, LLC, and Miami Rescue Mission announced on Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012, its recent partnership for the expansion of the Men’s Center Annex. Notables in attendance at the press conference included: Capponi Construction Group President and CEO Kenneth J. Gross; Miami Beach Vice Mayor Michael Gongora, General Sales Manager of Clear Channel Communications Gary Reyes; Miami Rescue Mission’s President Ron Brummitt, Development Director Marilyn Brummitt, and Board Director Carlos Acosta.
Capponi Construction Group will increase capacity by adding 78 beds and complete the expansion of the Miami-based homeless shelter, giving the new building at 2031 NW 1 Ct. an avant-garde look and feel. Kobi Karp Architecture and Interior Design, Inc. is the project’s architect and design firm.
South Florida-based entrepreneur and philanthropist Michael Capponi has a long history of leading humanitarian initiatives, focusing his efforts on supporting Miami Rescue Mission’s aim to feed, house and provide services to the local homeless community. In 2008, proceeds from Capponi’s birthday fundraiser benefitted the Miami Rescue Mission, and other non-profit organizations. The following year, Capponi contributed a new health clinic for the homeless, sponsored the Great Thanksgiving Day Banquet, and donated a vehicle named Hope Mobile to the Miami Rescue Mission, for which he serves as an Advisory Board member. Capponi is Chairman of Capponi Group Corp., an assemblage of companies that specialize in the construction, entertainment and nightlife industries, as well as the revitalization of Haiti. Founder of the Haiti Empowerment Mission (www.haitiempowermentmission.org), Capponi has been a driving force in rebuilding Haiti through direct aid to its residents.
The Center for Men at Miami Rescue Mission offers a comprehensive, eight to fourteen month residential program for men who suffer from the deeply challenging problems of chronic homelessness; most often caused by chemical abuse or addiction, medical and mental issues, illiteracy, or lack of adequate job skills.
About Capponi Construction Group, LLC
In 2010, Michael Capponi partnered with President and CEO Kenneth J. Gross, former Senior Project Executive of the WCI Tower Division, Strategic Operations Partner and Board Member Todd C. Pennington, former Executive Vice-President of Bovis Lend Lease, and Executive Vice President of Construction Robert Wrieden, former Vice-President of the WCI Residential Division, to create Capponi Construction Group LLC, a Florida licensed general contractor (CGC045327). Together they have a combined total of over 90 years of industry experience and have built properties valued over $23 billion dollars in South Florida. Capponi Construction Group’s professionals average over 20 years in the industry and all have the hands-on experience necessary to successfully meet the challenges inherent in constructing multiple building types, including new construction and renovation of significant private residences, estates, high-end commercial projects, historic rehabilitation and construction of new hotels, condominiums and shopping centers. Since 2010, Capponi Construction Group, LLC, has completed multiple building types, including new construction, renovations and the historic rehabilitation of private residences, estates, condominiums, high-end commercial projects, shopping centers and hotels. For more information on Capponi Construction Group, LLC, please contact (305) 695-4410 or visit www.capponiconstruction.com.
About Miami Rescue Mission
Miami Rescue Mission, Inc. (MRM) is a charitable faith-based organization providing spiritual, physical, and social services to the poor and needy; including homeless men, women, and children since 1922. As a faith-based organization, we operate with Christian and charitable values and provide our services to all without regard to race, faith, age or gender. The Mission also operates its Broward Outreach Centers in Hollywood and Pompano Beach. www.miamirescuemission.com.