Solar-Power Nonprofit Joins Relief Efforts in Bahamas
Following Hurricane Dorian, which ravaged the Caribbean last week, the Bahamas is dealing with a death toll of at least 50 so far and extensive damage to infrastructure. Aid organizations like the Red Cross and the World Food Program are already responding, and among the groupsÂ on the ground is Downers Grove-based nonprofit Watts of Love. It delivers sustainable, solar-powered lighting to communities worldwide that otherwise have limited or no access to electricity, and has been providing solar-powered lights with cell phone charging capabilities to both victims of the hurricane and aid workers. The organization's founder, Nancy Economos, joins us live from Freeport to tell us more about relief efforts in the Bahamas and what Watts of Love is doing to help.