NEW YORK, NY, December 1, 2015 – MPOWERD Inc., the Certified B Corp behind award-winning Luci inflatable solar lights, and International Medical Corps, a global first responder, announce long-term partnership with an online campaign to send lights to refugees in need.
MPOWERD has incorporated International Medical Corps into its Give Luci program (www.mpowerd.com/give
), which allows customers to purchase solar lights for $9.99 and send them directly to the company’s nonprofit partners for distribution.
This December, all lights purchased through MPOWERD’s Give Luci program will be sent to Syrian and other refugees living in camps across Hungary, Serbia and Greece. The lights will improve quality of life, safety and education for refugees, many of whom live without access to safe lighting.
MPOWERD is a mission-driven clean energy company that leverages its high volume retail sales in the U.S. to expand affordably into developing countries where access to electricity is limited. Luci lights are in over 900 domestic retailers, including most top outdoor industry stores, and in 90 countries worldwide.
For more than 30 years, International Medical Corps has been providing emergency medical relief and healthcare training to millions of people in more than 70 countries, often within hours after a crisis or natural disaster.
"The number of people removed from their homes due to war, conflict and persecution is at an all-time high," said John Salzinger, MPOWERD Co-founder and Chief Business Development Officer. "This partnership with International Medical Corps gives our customers a way to help. They have a chance to provide light to people who urgently need it."
MPOWERD is a New York City-based B Corp that creates innovative and affordable products to help people fit clean energy into their daily lives. MPOWERD aims to help the 1.5 billion people still living without electricity by providing lights at a price everyone can afford. www.mpowerd.com
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About International Medical Corps
Since its inception more than 30 years ago, International Medical Corps’ mission has been consistent: relieve the suffering of those impacted by war, natural disaster and disease, by delivering vital health care services that focus on training. This approach of helping people help themselves is critical to returning devastated populations to self-reliance. International Medical Corps has delivered more than $2 billion in humanitarian relief and training in 70 countries since 1984. Today its global staff of 7,800 provides assistance to devastated communities in the world’s hardest-hit areas, from Syria to Sierra Leone, Iraq to Afghanistan. Visit us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.
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