As news the devastating 7.0 earthquake in Haiti reached those of us in the US, many WE CARE Solar supporters suggested that we provide solar suitcases for health care workers in Haiti. This week, Hal Aronson (WE CARE Solar Co-Founder and Technical Director) and Mike Strykowksi (WE CARE Solar Design and Installation Consultant) are training contractors, electricians and carpenters to teach solar electricity to youth and displaced workers. The students, a unique group of men and women from around the country, learned about WE CARE Solar and immediately offered to make solar suitcases for relief efforts in Haiti. We are now in the process of linking up with organizations that can transport these essential devices to areas in need.
You are invited to contribute towards this relief effort, which will allow health care workers in Haiti to work under the beam of reliable light, and charge small devices with our portable solar electric unit.
The picture above shows the first volunteers who have come together to make solar suitcases for Haiti. We’ll keep you posted on our progress.