Puerto Rico Needs Power
When Hurricane Maria crashed through Puerto Rico, 95 percent of its inhabitants were left without power, but Tifie and Light Up Puerto Rico are joining together to donate solar power, lights and shelters.
70 percent of Puerto Rico still remains without power as we approach nearly two months post-hurricane. We are sending power that will provide literal hope and light to families throughout the rural areas of Puerto Rico. Diabetics are desperate to refrigerate their insulin. Families are afraid to be outside after the sun goes down. People are unable to connect with friends and family, causing widespread fear and isolation. Something as simple as a solar-powered generator could help chase the darkness away.
Light Up Puerto Rico has raised over 290,000 so far. With your help, we’ve been able to send:
- 111 solar generators (battery and solar panel)
- 1000 Goal Zero Lighthouse Lanterns with Nomad 7 Solar Panels
- 1000 personal power kits (two Lighthouse Mini Lanterns and Flip charger)
- 75 Barebones Shelters
Volunteers Will Return to Puerto Rico With Support from the State of Utah
On October 30th, Utah Governor Herbert officially announced his support on behalf of the State of Utah. 40-50 volunteers will be returning to Puerto Rico November 15-20th to distribute supplies including power, food, and water.
Support from other local businesses have helped propel this project along. Vivint Smart Home has been coordinating the first round of product shipment. Other businesses who have donated include Zions Bank, Focus Services, GoalZero, Barebones Living, Spherion, Amphenol, Platinum Dental Care, Usana Water For Life, Vox, Honeyville, Oozle Media, and more. We thank them all for their generous contributions.
We need your help to send more. Please donate today to help us purchase more solar power and lights. The need is great, but with your help we can deliver tangible hope and light into the hands of families in Puerto Rico.