(SALT LAKE CITY, UT – March 17, 2011) - TIFIE Humanitarian, a Utah-based international organization, is donating 1,000 lighting kits and solar panels to families in Japan who are without power as a result of the recent earthquake and tsunami.
Two sizes of power kits will be sent to Japan to aid in relief efforts. One power kits consists of one 150-watt hour power pack, one 15-watt solar panel, and two three-watt lights. The equipment provides enough energy to power lights, radios, laptops and cell phones. The second kit consists of 7-watt panel that can charge USB and 12-volt devices directly, as well as a rechargeable 10-watt power pack for charging small electronic devices. The retail value of the donation is over $400,000.
In addition, TIFIE is providing an opportunity for concerned citizens to donate to this humanitarian project by visiting its website at: www.tifie.org/japan and making a donation in any amount. TIFIE Humanitarian is a 501(c) 3 and is working with its key partners, both in the United States and in Japan, to distribute and deliver the product directly to homes affected.
"As we look at the devastating conditions in Japan and witness people who have literally lost everything, these portable lighting kits will meet a basic need," said Robert Workman, Founder & CEO of TIFIE Humanitarian.
About TIFIE Humanitarian
TIFIE Humanitarian is an international organization that is pioneering a new approach to charitable efforts throughout the world. TIFIE, whose title and mission is Teaching Individuals and Families Independence through Enterprise, has established thriving agricultural development farms, medical initiatives, business entities, and successful distribution, transportation and construction services in developing countries. For more information visit: www.tifie.org.