Our hearts were warmed by the outpouring of generosity for our "Light Puerto Rico" fundraising initiative.
We dared to hope we might raise $5,000 for this cause. In the end, we collected more than double our goal. We were able to purchase 840 inflatable, waterproof solar lanterns (including 276 with mobile charging ports). We're still pinching ourselves!
The deadline for this appeal has passed. The order for lanterns has been placed and they are on their way to the UCC volunteers in Puerto Rico who will handle distribution. We're so grateful for all who provided financial support.
You can help bring light to hundreds in Puerto Rico
What is this all about?
East Congregational Church in Milton has undertaken a month-long drive to provide bright, durable, waterproof, solar-powered lanterns to the people in Puerto Rico, many of whom are still living without electrical power after 7 months.
While the slow process of rebuilding goes on each day, we seek to offer light for families each night. Light to cook by, walk home with, put children to bed by, read or write and do homework by.
100% of all funds raised will be used to purchase and deliver excellent solar lamps produced by “MPOWERD”, a small company generously contributing deep discounts for the project. Our cost per lamp is $10 - $12.50.
Hands-on distribution to individuals will be made through the United Church of Christ's Disaster Relief volunteer teams working in Puerto Rico this summer.
Hurricane season starts June 1 so time is short!