PALM CITY, Fla., Jan. 15, 2010 — Millions of dollars of
relief may never reach Haitians in time unless roadways,
relief camps, hospitals and distribution areas can operate
Donating $300,000 and organizing relief efforts for Haiti,
Sol, Inc. is no stranger to the effect solar lights have on
safety and security. With over 40,000 solar lighting systems
installed in over 60 countries on six continents, Sol, Inc.
CEO Rick Schuett knew that the Sol, Inc. team had the
expertise and desire to make a real difference.
"The Board of Directors chaired by Michael Sonnenfeldt,
along with Sol, Inc. employees felt compelled to assist the
victims of this earthquake," said Rick Schuett, CEO of Sol,
Inc. "We know that once our solar lighting systems are
installed, we will effectively double the amount of
available relief effort time by allowing aid workers and
rescuers to work around the clock when previously operations
had to cease at dusk. In addition, our lighting systems will
provide safety and security as well as being a hallmark that
civility is being restored to the area."
The total donation is expected to exceed $400,000 with
assistance from suppliers, donations and a solar light
Facilitating the assistance to Haiti is not a small task.
Sol, Inc. is working with Florida Congressman Rooney’s
Stuart office, several relief agencies and government
agencies to transport the solar lights from Florida and get
them installed in Haiti as quickly as possible. Missionary
Flights International – http://www.missionaryflights.
based in Ft. Piece has graciously agreed to fly some of the
solar lighting system as well as Sol, Inc. volunteers. Sol,
Inc. is working with other relief organization such as World
Vision – http://www.worldvision.org , Unicef –
http://www.unicef.org and Hands On Disaster Response –
http://www.hodr.org to coordinate the installation, local
logistics and security for the traveling team.
In addition, Sol, Inc. is dispatching a 44′ catamaran
donated by local entrepreneur Deane Blazie of Jupiter
Island, which is scheduled to leave late Sunday or Monday
(depending on weather). The boat will remain in Haiti for
the next several weeks providing ground support and
Several of Sol, Inc.’s suppliers have generously donated
time and materials including Alliance Composites Inc., C & L
Technologies, Citizen Electronics, Haze Battery U.S.A , Karl
Lust and SPOSTO Interactive, allowing Sol, Inc. to increase
the number of solar light systems that will be available to
the relief efforts.
"Our efforts will continue," said Schuett. "If you or your
organization would like to donate money, medical supplies,
water or equipment, please contact us immediately. Sol, Inc.
is also actively seeking air and ocean transportation
avenues for forthcoming donations."
Victor Sotolongo is coordinating the Solar Lights Donation
logistics for Sol, Inc. Call, text or email him at
772.205-9987 or firstname.lastname@example.org .
Sol will be providing additional lights through a special
ongoing Solar Lights for Haiti matching program it has
established. For every solar light system purchased, Sol,
Inc. will match the donation with a second solar light
system. To support the solar lights for Haiti relief effort,
visit http://www.solarlighting.com and click "Donate Light
to Haiti Earthquake Victims."
Sol, Inc.’s solar light philanthropy program has assisted
victims and volunteers in disaster recovery. Past recipients
include: Hurricane Katrina Recovery Lighting (2005),
Hurricane Rita Recovery Lighting (2005), Peruvian Earthquake
Relief (2007), and Chapman, Kansas Tornado Redevelopment
Lighting (2009). For more information about Sol, Inc.’s
charitable outreach program visit:
About Sol, Inc. – http://www.solarlighting.com
Sol, Inc. is the world leader in solar LED outdoor lighting
solutions with over 40,000 systems installed in more than 60
countries on six continents. Since 1990, Sol has introduced
innovative and cost-effective solar lighting systems that
provide unsurpassed levels of illumination and reliability.
Sol, Inc. develops, manufactures and markets
commercial/industrial-grade solar powered and energy
efficient lighting systems for a wide range of lighting
applications including area and security, street and
roadways, sign and billboards and transit and shelter
lighting. Sol, Inc. is ISO 9001:2000 certified and committed
to superior design, manufacturing, and customer
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