Solar-Power Nonprofit Joins Relief Efforts in Bahamas

A man and girl peer out from a bakery and cafeteria in Freeport, Bahamas, Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019. Those who survived Hurricane Dorian are facing the prospect of starting their lives over but with little idea of how or where to even begin.
A man and girl peer out from a bakery and cafeteria in Freeport, Bahamas, Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019. Those who survived Hurricane Dorian are facing the prospect of starting their lives over but with little idea of how or where to even begin. Ramon Espinosa / AP Photo
A man and girl peer out from a bakery and cafeteria in Freeport, Bahamas, Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019. Those who survived Hurricane Dorian are facing the prospect of starting their lives over but with little idea of how or where to even begin.
A man and girl peer out from a bakery and cafeteria in Freeport, Bahamas, Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019. Those who survived Hurricane Dorian are facing the prospect of starting their lives over but with little idea of how or where to even begin. Ramon Espinosa / AP Photo

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 groups 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.