Our wonderful columnist Kevin Kuster (previously Senior Photo Editor for Playboy magazine) is working with the non-profit @watts_of_love. They distributed 1000 solar LED lights to Ilin Island last February to the poorest of the poor and the effects were life changing. Ilin Island has never had any electricity, running water or medical assistance. The 35,000 islanders have been all but forgotten and struggle to survive every day.
They have just received word that much of the Ilin island and its neighboring islands have been crushed by typhoon #hayian and #yolanda. Although they don’t have all details yet, we do know that almost every bamboo hut on Ilin has been completely destroyed. Thousands of families are completely without shelter and most are trying to take refuge in a local church.
It is their goal to provide 10,000 solar LED lights to devastated families in three locations (Ilin, Seminara and Ambulong Islands – Occidental Mindoro, Philippines) . These lights provide safety, the ability charge to cell phones and radios for emergency communication, and most importantly to continue rebuilding their homes and community after the sun goes down.
If you would like/are able to consider donating $40 to fund a disaster relief solar light and power kit today, then please go here www.wattsoflove.org.