Sept 22-24: Fundraising and coordination at Derbycon in Louisville KY.
Sept 26, 2017: Gear to Puerto Rico: First shipment: We delivered thirty radios, four “micro” solar power stations, lighting systems and more to Carlos and Jose in Louisville, Kentucky. They checked these as luggage and arrived in Puerto Rico after an overnight layover in the airport. They arrived “heartbroken” at the devastation. Cost of GZ equipment: $1,601.63 including deep Goal Zero discount, shipping and tax.
Sept 28: Our first non-commercial shipment to Puerto Rico: Sixty more radios, one medium and three small solar stations, lighting systems and Life Straws shipped to Miami for a private, non-commercial jet delivery to Puerto Rico. 164 pounds of cargo, scheduled to arrive Saturday Sept 30. Cost of GZ equipment: $4,322.29 including shipping and tax.
Sept 30: Above shipment touches down in Puerto Rico. Carlos and Juan are plane-side! The packages have made it safely “home”.
Oct 1: Some great photos from those you are supporting in Puerto Rico!
Oct 2-4: So much effort behind-the-scenes as we work alongside those working to send palettes of matzo, water filtration systems and of course personnel to PR. We are in the process of placing our largest order of Goal Zero equipment to date. Lots of planning, but details coming.
Oct 5: The Puerto Rico Air National Guard (PRANG) gets the air traffic control system up! Flights are now picking up and you help turn on the lights for the PRANG!
Oct 8: In this post, we just show off as a community with a massive 500+ pound, $14,000+ power and communication investment in Puerto Rico! We are working to get it to PR, and the operation has expanded to help surrounding neighborhoods and even the mayor’s office!
Oct 18: At 620lbs and over $14,000, this is our biggest shipment to Puerto Rico yet. We’ve been at this a month and we’re learning a lot. We’re resilient and effective, standing in the gap while the larger organizations focus on long-term. Read about the shipment, which is now on its way!
Nov 14: Gear mobilizing! So many shipping setbacks, but we’re getting better! See what we’ve learned and how the community is pulling together again.