Thanksgiving is upon us here in the US. Ears To Our World wishes to offer our heartfelt thanks, both for those for whom we exist, as well as for those who so generously support us and without whom we couldn’t exist: you.
ETOW in Haiti: Support for Hurricane Matthew Victims
Many are aware of the devastating destruction caused by Hurricane Matthew in Haiti, a country that was still in recovery from the 2010 earthquake.
Following the storm, ETOW's intrepid partners at the Haitian Health Foundation rushed into action, distributing our remaining stock of analog self-powered radios for medical and sustenance relief. We’re gathering more supplies even as you read this message. Many may not realize that the information a radio provides can be as important as food and medicine––indeed, radio informs Haitians where they can obtain clean water, fresh food, and medical assistance, as well as how to locate loved ones. Thus, an ETOW radio can mean comfort and connection, as well as survival and safety, giving victims the will and means to carry on.
ETOW is now teaching HHF staff how to build HumanaLights in the field. Our HumanaLights are simple LED flashlights in kit form that run for weeks on a single dead (depleted) AA battery––and for many months on a fresh battery, even with heavy use. To many, this remarkable little light in the dark means safety.
ETOW in Cameroon, South Sudan, Kenya, Tanzania: Let there be light
Meanwhile in Kenya and in Tanzania, a new batch of ETOW radios provide news, health, and safety information.
And this year, we successfully designed and deployed portable solar battery charging and lighting systems in Cameroon and South Sudan, where several schools and a girls’ dormitory will now have reliable light.
Clearly, ETOW continues to be dedicated to improving lives and building children’s futures through appropriate, energy-efficient technologies.
If you would like to make a tax-deductible gift to help us help others, you can send it in the enclosed envelope. Or, feel free to give the gift of radio here on our website (printable donation forms available).
If you would like to learn more about the HumanaLight kit, or if you would like to purchase one, check out: humanalight.org.
We hope you've had a wonderful 2016, and continue to stay interested in and involved with Ears to Our World. We welcome your support in any form. And to those who’ve already given it: We thank you!
In 2017, may the light of tolerance and song of peace spread throughout our listening world.
Founder & Director, Ears To Our World