Provide 100 solar-powered flashlights/chargers to 100 vulnerable families in Puerto Rico
Hurricane María created health, medical, safety and security hazards, plus additional environmental and socio-economic issues in Puerto Rico. Now it lacks electricity, ICT (cell, Internet) and water services; and is suffering supplies and fuel shortages. Floods and debris are blocking roads. Life went on in darkness, isolation and little means of communication.
To complement first-responders’ efforts, the LIGHT FOR PUERTO RICO PROJECT -
Phase I (LFPR-I) is providing 100 vulnerable families and communities in hurricane-devasted Puerto Rico with 3-in-1 solar and crank powered devices (Flashlight, USB enabled cell/tablet charger, night lamp) which runs from 7 to 48 hours on a single charge, providing light and enabling mobile communication to affected people . The donation has been possible thanks to DCDuckRace funding(http://www.dcduckrace.org/) and if being distributed by Rotarians from the RC of Arecibo.