WAMC Shines A Light On Puerto Rico
During our October 2017 Fund Drive, listeners' contributions made it possible to send 1,930 Waka Waka solar powered lights/charging units to Puerto Rico after the recent devastating hurricane.
WAMC partnered with Waka Waka ("Shine Bright" in Swahili), an international organization that develops, manufactures and markets high-tech, low-cost solar powered lamps and chargers that are essential both in the developing world and in the West. These units are the smartest and most efficient solar LED lights in the world – with top-of-the-line solar technology that provides light and power to charge mobile phones so families can stay in touch with their loved ones.
WAMC is always here for our neighbors whose lives have been devastated by the recent hurricanes. As you know, we raised over $360,000 for victims of Hurricane Harvey, and since then have seen the devastation of Irma and Maria.
You can continue to send support to Puerto Rico:
We've exhausted the supply of Waka Waka solar lights, however you can still help. Below is a list of just a few of the wonderful organizations doing great work to get medical help, food, water, and shelter to every family affected. Please click the links for more information.
If you’re inspired by WAMC’s great programming, the people behind the microphones, and the special content & stories you won’t hear anyplace else, then help us continue doing this good work and make a contribution today.
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