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A Grand Adventure on the Mississippi River

A Grand Adventure on the Mississippi River

October 03, 2018

Erik Elsea is canoeing the entire length of the Mississippi River this summer to raise awareness and funds for ShelterBox, a disaster response organization and longtime humanitarian partner of LuminAID. Elsea is lighting his way with the help of several LuminAID solar lanterns and phone chargers.
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How You Can Help Hurricane Florence Relief Efforts

How You Can Help Hurricane Florence Relief Efforts

September 21, 2018

Hurricane Florence has devastated the North Carolina coastline, leaving families without power and causing flood waters to drastically rise. The need for solar phone chargers and lanterns is substantial, and we have partnered with Mercy Corps, as a featured Give Light, Get Light partner, to distribute our lights to those left without power.

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Hurricane Season: When Is It and What to Expect

Hurricane Season: When Is It and What to Expect

September 05, 2018

As the summer comes to an end and the warm days of June and July cool down to the final days of August and September, the most dangerous storms on earth begin to form: hurricanes. The Atlantic hurricane season lasts from June 1 to November 30, but typically peaks at this time towards the end of summer.
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How To Prepare for Hurricane Season

How To Prepare for Hurricane Season

September 04, 2018

The Atlantic hurricane season lasts through the end of November. Hurricanes can be devastating, with high winds, heavy rain, potential flooding inland and on the coast, and storm surges. If you live in an area affected by hurricanes, it’s important to have a plan in place should one strike.
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How We've Updated our Light Designs

How We've Updated our Light Designs

August 13, 2018

Here at LuminAID, we have an ethos of constant improvement. We strive to ensure that every light that leaves our hands meets the exacting usability and quality standards that our team and our customers have come to expect from our products. In this post we've outlined a few of the changes we've made over the years.
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Hurricane Safety for Your Family

Hurricane Safety for Your Family

August 02, 2018

How to formulate a disaster plan, ensure you have the correct supplies, and regularly maintain your hurricane prep kit. In conjunction with the National Weather Service’s Hurricane Preparedness Week, we have put together some tips to help protect you and your family for hurricane season.
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Defeating the Blackout: Light & Power in Emergencies

Defeating the Blackout: Light & Power in Emergencies

August 02, 2018

Power outages can occur everywhere. Do you know what to look for in an emergency lantern? Here's a rundown of how to choose the best emergency light and backup phone charger. Read what hurricane and wildfire survivors recommend when buying a backup light and power device.
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What You Need to Pack for Your Peace Corps Mission

What You Need to Pack for Your Peace Corps Mission

August 02, 2018

Packing for the Peace Corps is quite the undertaking. So what do you need to bring with you for the next 27 months? Here's a list of must-have items for Peace Corps Volunteers, based on feedback from past PCVs. Make sure you're prepared with the items you need, but may not think of before departing. Know someone becoming a Peace Corps Volunteer? Here's where you'll find the perfect useful gift for their mission.
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Solar Solutions for Disaster Relief

Solar Solutions for Disaster Relief

August 02, 2018

How can light make a difference after disasters? After a hurricane, fire, storm, or other disaster, many families are left in the dark. Humanitarian organizations often have difficulty getting light to those in need. Light can help families stay safe and comfortable, particularly after disasters. LuminAID is bringing solar light to communities in need worldwide. Learn how we're helping, from Puerto Rico to California.
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Adventurers with Purpose

Adventurers with Purpose

July 20, 2018

Though these adventurers are constantly on-the-go, they also give back to the communities that have shown them friendship and kindness along the way.
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Providing Light in Rural Tanzania: Students for Africa and LuminAID

Providing Light in Rural Tanzania: Students for Africa and LuminAID

July 17, 2018

To provide safe access to light, Students for Africa distributed LuminAID solar lanterns in Meserani, a Maasai village located in Tanzania’s Same District. Light and power are crucial for sustenance in any rural area, especially at night. “Having portable light makes it easier to walk at night and also more comfortable indoors. Women are able to cook in the home after dark and children are able to do their homework.”
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Girls using a LuminAID solar lantern at night

How Access to Solar Light Increases Availability of Maternity Care in Madagascar

July 16, 2018

A partnership between the Gosford North Rotary Club and Thrive Madagascar brings safe, energy efficient light to the country’s under-electrified regions. Through training women in healthcare skills, this program empowers women to be leaders in their communities and increases levels of access to neonatal and maternity care in historically under-served regions of Madagascar. LuminAID solar lights enable newly trained health workers to expand access to regions that previously relied entirely on daylight to illuminate their homes. 
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