Major shipment ordered for Puerto Rico « Hackers For Charity

Major shipment ordered for Puerto Rico

We’ve placed our largest @GoalZero order to date! Weighing in at a whopping 500+ pounds, and costing just north of $14,000, this order will go a long way to expanding beyond the neighborhood level. We’re working with Carlos and Jose to really understand the need on the ground, and they tell us that communication and power are still top priorities. Together, your donations have helped them expand beyond their neighborhood as surrounding communities have some to them for help and support. Seeking to cut back on theft and crime, we were able to get in the fight and cut back on both by setting up neighborhood watches with lights and radios. Now, together, we are also helping out local members of the Air National Guard and we are also outfitting the Mayor’s office with radios (they were previously using “foot runners” to communicate!)

For this particular order, we took advice from Carlos and Jose, and got into distinct kits with solar generators, solar panels and lighting systems for bases of various capacity. 

The breakout looks something like this:

It’s getting really hard to show visually what we’ve purchased so far, but here’s a representation:

 

We purchase our largest power station to date (the Yeti 1000 Lithium) which will be charged by 4 Nomad 100 panels, and also cables to allow for charging from car batteries and alternate power sources. 

Goal Zero Yeti 1000 Lithium Portable Power Stations
Goal Zero Yeti 400 Lithium Portable Power Stations
Goal Zero Yeti 150 Portable Power Stations
22 Nomad 100 Solar Panels
12 Lighthouse Mini Lanterns
10 Light-a-Life Mini Quad USB Light Sets
12 Spot USB Flashlights
12 Luna Touch LED Lights
6mm Male to Alligator Clamps
18 8.0mm Input 15ft Extension Cables

Thanks for your continued support! We have done so much. But the world continues to turn, and the media has moved on from the events in Puerto Rico. Make no mistake; there is still dire need in Puerto Rico. The island is still without power, and communication is still terrible. We continue to rely on your support to help where we can. Please consider a donation today!