Posted on October 7, 2017
What a phenomenal week of progress toward Lighting Up Puerto Rico --- THANK YOU!
A large in-kind donation of 20 solar generators and solar panels was made by the generous team at New Star Solar (thanks Brad Creer!). This was $50k in product at their cost with a retail value of over $100k.
Donations continue to roll in on this site and to Tifie directly. Please continue to share with others.
All of the solar product and tent shelters that have been ordered are in transit to a warehouse in Miami. Because of the increased volume of supplies (we now have 40k pounds of product!!!), everything is now being shipped by boat to Puerto Rico instead of plane --- that is a good thing!
Our first two volunteers land in Puerto Rico on October 11th for ground logistics coordination and surveying the areas where tents and solar product will be sent (reminder that we are focusing on the rural parts of the island where power will take the longest to return). We'll be posting video and photos of their trip.
All of the product being shipped will make landfall in San Juan on October 19-20th and distribution will start immediately. Our second group of 10 volunteers will be arriving in Puerto Rico on Oct 18-19 and teaming up with our local Puerto Rican friends for the distribution. Lots of video and photos to come.
We still need to raise about $75k to cover this initial order of product that is being sent down. Our partners have been incredibly generous in letting us move forward with faith that the money will come while shipping out this product in advance of receiving payment. People need this shelter and light now!
1. share this page with your friends and family and tell them why you were moved to contribute
2. and donate --- have your kids do a bake sale, have a neighborhood garage sale, sell a piece of furniture that has been sitting in your garge
3. about making a contribution. many companies have funds set aside for humanitarian work but don't know which organization can effectively put their money to work. We are happy to talk with any corporations that can contribute, email [email protected] to coordinate
Mil gracias por lo que estan haciendo. Abrazos a todos y pa'lante vamos!