Bringing Power, Warmth, and Life back to Puerto Rico

For: Puerto Rico
San Luis Obispo, CA
Organizer: Zachary Sharpell
Bringing Power, Warmth, and Life back to Puerto Rico (Puerto Rico)
$435
of $50,000 goal.
Raised by 8 donors
0% Complete

The Story

Hurricane Maria, the tenth-most intense Atlantic hurricane on record made landfall in Puerto Rico in September 2017, and at least 32% of people are still without power to this day. With your help, we can restore power to 200 displaced families by providing long-term assistance to help them return to normalcy and livable homes.  


The Sharpell Technologies team is collaborating with community leaders and partnering with non-profit organizations who realize the turmoil that surrounds these families. Our mission at Sharpell Technologies is not only to restore power to the communities of Puerto Rico, but to establish a safe environment for families to heal and return to normalcy. 


While several communities do not expect to regain power for another 6 months, we can at least change the lives of 200 families right now. With your donation, we will send 200 battery packs that are fully rechargeable with a solar panel in as little as 7 hours. This will supply sustainable and plentiful electricity for each home. 


We are starting off with a $50,000 initial goal and will increase the goal as more funds are raised. Your donation will help cover the following:


  • Manufacturing of battery packs with the solar charging system
  • Shipment of battery packs from California to Puerto Rico
  • Transportation of battery packs upon arrival in Puerto Rico


Again, Sharpell Technologies needs your help, please take to the time to share this or make a monetary donation to help restore energy and make a difference to families in need.

Fundraiser Updates

Posted on December 13, 2017

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Posted on December 13, 2017

We received an update from Reverend Edwin today with images summarizing the current status of Puerto Rico. Those pictures show disaster and devastation - 32% of people still have no power (it’s unknown if the restored power is reliable).


Posted on December 5, 2017

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Posted on December 5, 2017

Though power has been slowly coming back to parts of the island, remote locations do not have power. This means no way to preserve food, use heaters, have light, or even access running water. We need to change this.


Posted on December 5, 2017

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Posted on December 5, 2017

We have been in contact with Reverend Edwin González from the Puerto Rican Presbyterian Church in Vega Alta, and received details on what is currently being used for power. This rusty generator needed to be fixed in order to provide power for heaters and pumps for running water. The battery packs we will send down to Puerto Rico will replace generators like this.

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