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New Vision brings solar light to families in darkness

April 19, 2013
Shepherdstown Chronicle

On Earth Day, everyone can make a difference. In an effort to bring light to some of the 1.3 billion people on the earth that live without access to electricity, New Vision Renewable Energy is mobilizing college students from all over the state of West Virginia and the United States to raise money and awareness while building portable solar powered lights for those who live without a clean light source in the developing world. This national event, "Party in the Dark: Light up the Night," will be held on Earth Day, April 22.

Party in the Dark: Light up the Night will result in 300 portable solar powered lights being build to Light Up the Night for two groups of very special people, the first being an entire village of school children in rural Kenya. Two hundred children from the rural village of Machakos will receive a portable solar powered light. Each of these students will be able to study at night without the assistance of hazardous, toxic fumes from their current primary lighting source which is kerosene. There are also eight orphanages in underdeveloped countries around the world that will receive a solar powered lighting system for their facilities.

Students from West Virginia University, West Virginia State University, Alderson Broaddus College and Shepherd Univerisyt are all taking part in this event. Other schools include Bethel College in Minnesota, University of Nebraska, Northwestern College in Iowa and Waynesburg University in Pennsylvania.

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Party in the Dark is a national year round movement sponsored by New Vision Renewable Energy that takes place in homes, schools churches and businesses all over the country. It is a simple act of inviting people to wherever people gather and having a party where the lights are turned off for one hour. The donations from Party in the Dark go directly to the purchase of portable solar powered lights for families in a developing country. To find out out how to take part in Party in the Dark, visit www.PartyInTheDark.org or call 937-469-1048.

 
 

 

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