Power Relief: Caribbean and PR

$4,878 of $3.0M goal

Raised by 36 people in 9 months
Help us in creating a miracle for Caribbeans families left without electricity for 12 to 18 months.
 

Our island has been devastated by the biggest Hurricane in history!!! Not once but twice!! Our home lost, our island wrecked and to top it off, no electricity for 18 months. We are fortunate to have an electric generator but most families throughout the Caribbean are without light and hope. It is hard to explain the feeling of coming home and realizing you have lost everything. You no longer have a place to rest or a place that is safe for you or your family. Basic necessities` are suddenly scarce, water, food, electricity and shelter.  Can you imagine on Christmas sitting in the dark trying to explain to your family why this is happening to you and your family? Join us in providing light and hope to families in time for Christmas.....

 

Why We Choose to Help: 

With an estimated recovery time of 12 to 18 months for the return of electric power, many people will be unable to return to a normal productive life.
Communications, cooking, power tools, refrigerators and fans all require electricity and without this basic resource the recovery effort by individual households stalls.
Our efforts are focused on providing near term relief via diesel generators and long-term sustainability with hurricane resistant solar panel electric generation via our “Distributed Green Communities” effort.
 

How We Plan to Help these Families: Provide distributed green communities via a Transportable Green Sustainable Power Plant that includes solar panels charging a battery bank for primary power needs with a diesel generator for emergency power needs deployed throughout the impacted areas in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. Distributed green energy production, smart grid software, tied into the grid with smart battery storage will not only meet today’s needs but also scale with tomorrows challenges. These Distributed Green Communities will be able to rebuild on a stronger foundation without recreating the ecological problems of the past and tie into the government efforts locally. 

 

Why Your Donation Matters Now: The vision is to meet an immediate need for electric power while providing a longer term sustainable resource in solar panels and distributed electric generation. In order to meet the deadline to supply electricity to five hundred households before Christmas, we need to work efficiently and fast. It will take longer than a year for many areas to receive electrical power and by working together we can fill the gap while building a stronger future.

 

In the rebuilding of communities, we can provide a solution that not only provides the near-term relief but also catapults the electric grid of the islands into the 21st century. Join us in impacting the lives of 100 neighborhoods and 500 homes through out the Caribbean. The first wave of planned development will be installed be Dec 2017 in time for Christmas!!!! Through generous crowd funding donation efforts, we will finance the purchase, and installation diesel generators, solar panels, battery storage and associated equipment. 

 

Fund Allocation: We have scheduled an aggressive effort and funds are allocated against the various phases. 

 

Phase One - Household participation survey and Fundraising efforts.

Communicate with communities through local civic organizations, (churches, municipalities, shelters, etc) concerning enrollment for the effort. Enroll households in a community fashion, where five households need to participate together in order to participate. Evaluate households against criteria for priority installations and ease of installation (pad/level ground availability for generator and wire runs).

 

Phase Two – Plant fabrication and delivery
Fabrication of Green Community Sustainment Plant (GCSP). Bringing together existing off the shelf technology to be packaged in a semi-transportable Conex box which will house the generator, battery storage, associated cabling for community install and deployable solar panel arrays. The solar array is installed on and affixed to the Conex box when the GSCP arrives on site. Each Green Community Sustainment Plant will supply four to six homes with emergency electric power, enough to power nominal number of household devices. Once delivered to the location phase three begins. 

 

Phase Three – Household installation 
Communication with and installation of households to the Green Community Sustainment Plant. 

 

Phase Four – Merry Christmas
The community is installed with operational electric power. The Green Community Sustainment Plant is providing electric resources to the community. The customer is satisfied but our vision isn’t complete. While onsite the home will also be surveyed for the suitability of further solar panel arrays on the household rooftops. This information will be provided to the homeowner for consideration. 

 

Phase Five - Network the Green Community Sustainment Plant.

Network to the cloud via application to track electrical power to the grid as well as distribute credits on behalf of distributed communities. Connect the Green Sustainment Plant for remote operation by the local power company to create a green farm arrangement for peak power concerns and distributed utility capability. This is a unique capability which upgrades the capability of the local power grid. The addition of the GCSP to the utility management infrastructure provides for a new distributed arrangement while still providing centralized control to the utility.  

 

Phase Six - Green Community Sustainment Plant turn over.

The asset will be turned over to the municipality/government office/neighborhoods for incorporation into the utility infrastructure and management plan. A nominal repayment agreement or lease agreement will be negotiated in order to pay it forward for future relief efforts. 

 

Areas We Intend to Help: This effort includes, Puerto Rico, USVI, BVI, Antigua, St Marteen/Martin, and Leeward islands.

 

Thank you for your support of our courageous effort. Together with your support, we will build a stronger today and a cleaner tomorrow. Foundation for Life and Light is a 501 (c)(3) status pending nonprofit charity looking to provide sustainable solutions to hard problems. We are equipped with engineering support staff and effective leadership to execute this Christmas miracle.

 

Thank you for your consideration and efforts. Each One Help One.
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WE ARE ON THE MOVE!!!

Our efforts to date have raised over $7500 based on the compassion and heart of kind people! Thank you so much! As the mission continues to evolve we have been working closely with a larger nonprofit Crisis Aid Network https://crisisaidnetwork.org/ to create a larger impact. Going forward we will be working directly with Crisis Aid Network on the ground in Puerto Rico and Caribbean. Please share our new site https://www.youcaring.com/hurricanemariasurvivorsinthecaribbean-968500 and we will post updates through that platform.
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