SonLight Power - Life-Saving Projects in Puerto Rico
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Message from SonLight Power - Life-Saving Projects in Puerto Rico:
Hurricane Maria slammed Puerto Rico in September 2017 and its aftermath still resonates throughout the island.
"Customer hours of lost electricity" is an important utility metric often overlooked after natural disasters. Most victims of Hurricane Maria didn't die when the hurricane hit, they died in the weeks and months that followed due to lack of electricity for dependent services.
This project will provide sustainable, resilient, life-saving power for critical needs at two project sites in Humacao, Puerto Rico:
1.) A foodbank serving residents of Humacao in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. Humacao has an estimated population of 55,000 and is located along the eastern coast of Puerto Rico, an area hit hardest by Maria's path.
The foodbank is operated by Centro de Discipulado Mundial (World Discipleship Center), a nondenominational church serving Humacao. Project will reduce the need for emergency generator, which costs about $1,665/month ($20,000/year) to operate. When U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is unable to support these needs, the residents of Humacao are vulnerable.
The building that houses the foodbank is subject to power outages, which adversely affects its ability serve the needs of vulnerable families in the community. Inconsistent power contributes to inability to refrigerate/preserve food and remain open after daylight.
2.) The residence of Ramon Ortiz, who was born with cerebral palsy and is confined to his bed. His parents have cared for him for more than 50 years, but lack of reliable power makes it difficult to meet their son's medical needs. This solar project will provide power for the medical equipment and personal care items that Ramon needs to be healthy.
Thank you for your prayerful consideration to giving to these life-saving projects.
Related video links:
• SonLight Power serving in Haiti with Spanish River Church (Boca Raton, FL), a key partner in this relief effort in Puerto Rico:
• Story of SonLight Power mission as explained during mission trip in Panama:
• Testimonial of Puerto Rican woman named Denise, who requires a feeding machine for her daily nourishment - Spanish River Church with help from SonLight Power equipped her with life-saving solar power to run her feeding machine after Maria:
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|Mark & Julie Fisher||March 31, 2019||$200.00|
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