Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Keeping Stock For Disasters

“Access to information, light and basic energy in a humanitarian crisis can be just as essential as food, water, medical supplies and shelter.” Thus starts Social Entrepreneur Kristine Pearson‘s blog post on the World Economic Forum’s Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship blog.  Kristine is Chief Executive of Lifeline Energy, whose mission is to improve “the quality of the lives of vulnerable populations through dependable and environmentally friendly technologies. We are committed to providing renewable energy alternatives to those most in need.”

Read about how Lifeline Energy provides lights and radios to populations displaced by such disasters as the Mozambique floods of 2000, the 2005 Indian Ocean tsunami, the Haiti earthquake, the Pakistan floods and more recently the earthquake and tsunami in Japan. Kristine needs help to fund a stockpile of devices that provide immediate power and light, and radios for information on aid distribution, the whereabouts of loved ones and weather reports.

Help this important effort now by donating a Lifeline radio or light: click here.