This update from the field highlights the work of one of our NGO partners, Salaam Cultural Museum as they provide aid to newly-arrived refugees in Greece.
The Salaam Cultural Museum (SCM), a volunteer-based NGO from Seattle, is working to provide needed help and supplies to refugees who have crossed the perilous Mediterranean and finally arrive in Greece -- largely without supplies. As the refugees continue their journey with limited access to necessities, lightweight and waterproof LuminAID solar lights mean that access to light at least is always in hand.
In 2015 alone, over half a million refugees have claimed asylum in Europe in order to escape violence in Syria, Afghanistan, Iraq, and other countries in the Middle East and Africa. Thousands cross the Mediterranean Route towards Greece and Italy on undependable boats and limited resources awaiting them -- many of them children.
If you'd like to support the Salaam Cultural Museum's efforts to aid the Refugee Crisis, you can read more about how to help out on their page. Thank you, Salaam Cultural Museum for all you do!
After a devastating hurricane season, LuminAID partnered with local Chicago organizations to get more safe light to those in need. Through the Chicago4PR campaign, Chicagoans came together to raise solar lanterns for families without power in Puerto Rico.Through October and November, over $100,000 was raised through the Give Light Program and matching contributions of the Chicago4PR campaign. Thanks to the generosity of LuminAID supporters and Chicago organizations, more than 10,000 solar lanterns were pledged for disaster relief in Puerto Rico.