Goal Zero Provides Post-Haiyan relief to Philippine Families

posted by in on Jul 15, 2014 . 0 comments.

When Typhoon Haiyan struck the Philippines in early November 2013 it was one of the strongest tropical cyclones ever recorded and the deadliest Philippine typhoon on record, killing at least 6,268 people in that country alone.

The news coverage following the disaster ran around the clock, with aid and volunteer workers flowing in from around the world.  Unfortunately, as the story lost its freshness and the viewers became numb to the gruesome photos of death and devastation, global news stations transitioned to new stories, leaving the Philippines with dwindling support. 

Our partner, Goal Zero, saw the opportunity to provide timely disaster relief aid and, with help from their partners, Action Humanitarian, Tifie, and Barebones Living, determined how, and where, the company could apply it’s solar and light technology to help the struggling communities.  As Goal Zero Founder and CEO, Robert Workman said, “The need is still there. Any time that we have a disaster, we would like to think that we could solve the problem in 60 to 90 days, but that’s not reality.”  With this in mind, Goal Zero and their partners set out to help 50 families, targeted, as “high risk.”

Learn more about Goal Zero’s efforts to ease the burden of reestablishing lives, communities, and housing for the Philippine families on their Solar Life blog.

Stay tuned for more on how Goal Zero channels the outdoor adventure community’s passion for off-grid solar appliances into appropriate technology and disaster relief campaigns here on the Soul Poles blog in the coming weeks.


tags: Soul Poles, Solar Life, last update: Jul 15, 2014


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