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April 9, 2015 (SEATTLE) – In an emergency, communication is vital. World Concern, a Seattle-based international humanitarian organization, is partnering with startup Joule to supply reliable electricity in disasters through a portable, large capacity battery.
My dad used to always say, “It’s better to build a guardrail on a curve than a hospital at the bottom of the hill.” As an adult, I’ve come to understand that wisdom of his words. We all want to rescue someone after they’re hurt. But isn’t it better to protect them from harm in the first place?
Today, as the president of World Concern, I have an opportunity to put my dad’s wisdom into practice. Our focus is on disaster risk reduction: equipping vulnerable communities for a disaster before it happens, and taking practical steps to minimize its destructive impact.
Your gift can provide water to people in great need. Imagine having to walk 15 miles round trip for a few gallons of clean water. Then imagine getting to the well to find long lines, filthy water, or nothing at all. Such difficult conditions are the rule for many people living in Bolivia, Kenya, and other parched countries around the globe. But it doesn't have to be.