Farmington Hills charity brings electricity to Puerto Rico

Farmington Hills-based Billions in Change Foundation has launched Energize-Mobilize: Puerto Rico, a campaign to bring mobile electricity to Puerto Rico through both cash contributions and in-kind donations of portable energy devices.

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“The HANS PowerPack and HANS Solar BriefCase were initially designed to help the unlucky half of the world,” Manoj Bhargava, creator of 5-hour ENERGY shots, said in a press release. “But once we saw what the devices could do, it was obvious that they would be extremely useful in the event of a natural disaster.”

Jon Aldred for Farmington Hills City Council

More than seven months after Hurricane Maria sparked the longest blackout in U.S. history, Puerto Rico’s electric grid continues to prove fragile and unreliable.

Donors may buy a HANS PowerPack 300 for donation to the Billions in Change Foundation for distribution in Puerto Rico by Good360, which works with vetted charities to deliver donated goods to those in need. For each HANS™ PowerPack 300 donated, Stage 2 will donate a matching HANS Solar BriefCase 60 for distribution in Puerto Rico.


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