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Hurricane Dorian Relief Efforts

posted Sep 14, 2019, 7:44 AM by

Hurricane Dorian Relief Efforts

Islesboro Central School is gathering supplies to send to the Bahamas to help victims of Hurricane Dorian. We are joining forces with ReVision Energy. ReVision Energy is sending an emergency solar power unit to the Bahamas that will provide 24/7 electricity for lighting, cell phone and laptop charging and other backup power needs. The company sent three identical trailers to Puerto Rico in the wake of Hurricane Maria, all three of which are now being shipped to the Bahamas to aid first responders and victims.

We are seeking donations of supplies to fill the Maine-based solar power unit before shipping to the Bahamas, including strong tarps, cleaning supplies, 5 gallon contractor buckets, cans of ready to eat food with flip tops, disposable baby diapers, packages of handwipes and other hand sanitizing items, bar soap, clothing detergent, small towels, band aids, Paper products (paper towels, toilet paper), crayons and paper tablets for children. 

Please send supplies to the school. If off-island, bring supplies to the ferry terminal where they will be loaded into Mr. Hamm’s SUV. He can be reached by cell 930 0373.

We are hoping someone will volunteer to drive to take the supplies to South Portland at the end of the day on Thursday, the 19th. 

Designed by solar energy engineers from companies in the national co-op, the emergency solar power unit is an enclosed trailer with six photovoltaic panels and eight deep cycle batteries that feed a total of 30 electrical outlets (two in each gray cubby) on the exterior of the trailer so people can plug in devices and appliances that need power.