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The last several months have brought unprecedented events across the world; natural disasters of devastating proportion have affected friends, family, colleagues, and neighbors. And in these times of need humanity shines brighter than ever, the outpouring of support we receive on a daily basis is astounding and inspiring.
With the help of communities across the world, gracious businesses, dedicated organizations, and our hard-working employees, we have been fortunate enough to send out over $4M in Goal Zero product to those in need.
Here are just a few of those stories.
“I found the best of people working hand in hand with determined smiles on their faces. This wasn’t a catastrophe to them. It was a challenge.” – Evan Price, Goal Zero Engineer
Our work in Texas after Hurricane Harvey was made possible by our sister company Reliant Energy; both of us proud NRG companies. We sent nine employees from our office to rendezvous with scores of Texas-based NRG employees to hand out much-needed power and lighting products.
“It was amazing to witness the resiliency of people and the unwavering bonds of friendship and love that come out of such tragedy. It is the simple acts of kindness and sense of camaraderie that help shift the tides and carry people through loss and devastation.” – Kirsten Woods, Goal Zero Supply Chain
LIGHT UP PUERTO RICO WITH TIFIE
The internet has truly changed the way we communicate and share stories; it has also revolutionized the way people can donate to a worthy cause. Light Up Puerto Rico was started by Jorge and Carilu Alvarado who left their home in Puerto Rico to live in Utah just over one year ago. After Hurricanes Irma and Maria, the couple knew they needed to do something. Light Up Puerto Rico was born and through donations made to their YouCaring page, they have raised more than $225,000. The Alvarados have been working with Goal Zero through TIFIE Humanitarian, to obtain power and lights that will be paired with Barebones Living structures for those on the island.
BRING HOPE TO PUERTO RICO BY VIVINT GIVES BACK
As much of Puerto Rico is still without power, Utah-based Vivint Smart Home has started a rallying cry with their fundraising campaign, Bring Hope to Puerto Rico through Vivint Gives Back. Every dollar raised through their platform goes to supplying those on the island with portable power stations and solar panels from Goal Zero, and in return, we match the efforts.
INDUSTRY PARTNERS FOR MEXICO
We are so grateful to be part of an industry that can band together in times of need. After the disastrous earthquakes in Mexico, we partnered with a local Utah company and outdoor industry partner Petzl to send power and lights to the region.
WE STAND CONNECTED IN THE VIRGIN ISLANDS
ATN international came to us after Hurricane Irma and introduced us to Viya, a telecommunications company based in St. Thomas. With their help, we were able to send Torch 250s to help connect families and loved ones in the Virgin Islands.