In early October 2018, Hurricane Michael wreaked havoc along the Florida panhandle. The Category 4 hurricane reached wind speeds of of 155 mph and left1.3 million homes without power. Our humanitarian partnerWorld Central Kitchen (WCK) and its founder, chef Jose Andres, sought to aid the affected communities using the power of food.
As WCK’s volunteers distributed food in Panama City and Mexico Beach, Florida, they saw that the lack of power had left people without reliable light sources or a reliable way to charge their phones. In post-disaster situations, phone charging can make a huge difference on health and comfort for survivors. In order to better aid these people, LuminAID sent WCK PackLite Max 2-in-1 Phone Chargers through our Give Light, Get Light program.
Erich Broksas of WCK reports, “Our founder José Andrés had a few of your lanterns that he gave away but the need is great for more. We are going into communities to feed people, often after dark and most do not have any source of light. If they had flashlights, they burned through their batteries a long time ago.”
In addition to making their software tools free or low-cost for nonprofits, many companies are also publishing guides on how to effectively transition to remote work and collaborate while staying home. If you're leading your nonprofit through a transition like this, we wanted to put together some resources that will help you see what others have done, and understand best practices for your organization's security, productivity, and communications to stakeholders.
With many nonprofits shifting to remote work abruptly due to the COVID-19 coronavirus, we've prioritized adding new remote work options and tools to the resources we share. As you review the software below, note that there may be different levels of discounts for nonprofits impacted by COVID-19 versus nonprofits actively working on a cure or frontline healthcare for COVID-19. Do you know about a resource we should add to this list? You can submi...