Notes from the Field
On January 7th, a 6.4 magnitude earthquake struck southern Puerto Rico, and significant aftershocks have continued in the days and weeks following, leaving many Puerto Ricans unable or afraid to return to their homes.
In this edition of Notes From the Field, we are lucky to have a guest post from Angela Maria Nardolillo of Off-The-Grid Missions. Off-The-Grid Missions is the only organization in the world dedicated to providing Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing individuals access to life-saving resources in remote, isolated and disaster-stricken regions around the world.
In this edition of Notes of the Field, we discuss how Iniciativa Comunitaria has brought much-needed light to Puerto Rican communities affected by Hurricane Maria.
In this edition of Notes from the Field, we take a trip to Zimbabwe’s Martin Forest to learn more about its widespread power outages in the wake of Cyclone Idai, and the work of two nonprofits to bring safety to its residents.
In this edition of Notes From the Field, we hear about Save the Children's work in a Mozambican health clinic in the wake of Cyclone Idai, and how LuminAID lights helped facilitate much needed medical care.
Eager to learn more about how our lights are used in communities affected by Cyclone Idai, we were lucky to have the opportunity to speak with Jeremy Williamson, an International Deployment Manager with Convoy of Hope.
LuminAID worked with international humanitarian organization, Mercy Corps, to raise funds for and distribute 1,300 PackLite Hero 2-in-1 Superchargers in North Carolina. The PackLite Hero Superchargers help families to feel safe at night with extra-bright LEDs and allows them to charge their phones and stay connected with emergency services and family members.
When Hurricane Michael wreaked havoc along the Florida panhandle, World Central Kitchen was there to feed the survivors by the light of LuminAID solar lantern + phone chargers. Chef Jose Andres, the founder of WCK, flew down to Panama City to help with relief efforts by cooking and distributing hot meals.
How can light make a difference after disasters? After a hurricane, fire, storm, or other disaster, many families are left in the dark. Humanitarian organizations often have difficulty getting light to those in need. Light can help families stay safe and comfortable, particularly after disasters. LuminAID is bringing solar light to communities in need worldwide. Learn how we're helping, from Puerto Rico to California.