To Deliver Up to 1,000 Solar Lights to Haitian Village
WACO, Texas (May 6, 2015) – Neighborly, formerly Dwyer Group, one of the world’s largest franchising companies of trade service brands, has partnered with New Vision Renewable Energy and Mission Waco Mission World to supply up to 1,000 solar-powered lights to the remote community of Ferrier Nord Est, located in an impoverished section of Haiti.
Through the Light Haiti campaign, Neighborly plans to raise $100,000 for the lights, which will be delivered on a mission trip planned in November.
Very few people in this Haitian community, if any, have access to ongoing electricity. For many local families who are participating in this program, this will give them solar lights that will provide four hours of light a night. They will replace the kerosene-fueled lamps and candles they currently use that are costly and toxic, and replace them with solar power and clean energy to promote healthier communities.
An estimated 800 families of Ferrier Nord Est have already completed 65 hours of community service per family for their solar lights.
“Here at Neighborly, we embrace and live our Code of Values everyday which helps with enriching lives,” said Dina Dwyer-Owens, co-chairwoman of The Neighborly. “For The Neighborly to be part of this project is something special and we are very proud to partner with New Vision Renewable Energy and Mission Waco Mission World to make the lives of others so much better.”
Light Haiti is one of many projects Mission Waco Mission World has supported. The organization has been working with the Ferrier Nord Est community since 1984, and has helped to establish clean water systems, health and hygiene education, school sponsorships and orphan funds, as well as various other projects.
For more information about the Light Haiti initiative, including a video from Dina Dwyer-Owens and how you or your organization can contribute to this worthy cause, please visit: https://goo.gl/ZnJHzP.
Neighborly, based in Waco, Texas, is a holding company of eight franchise businesses, each selling and supporting a different franchise under the following service marks: Aire Serv®, Glass Doctor®, The Grounds Guys®, Five Star Painting®, Mr. Appliance®, Mr. Electric®, Mr. Rooter® (Drain Doctor® in the UK and Portugal), and Rainbow International®. Collectively, these independent franchise concepts offer customers worldwide a broad base of residential and commercial services. In addition, Neighborly® operates glass shops in New England under the Portland Glass® brand name. Neighborly is a portfolio company of The Riverside Company®, a global private equity firm. The firm’s international portfolio includes more than 75 companies. More information onNeighborly, or its franchise concepts, is available at www.dwyergroup.com.
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About New Vision:
New Vision Renewable Energy is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization launched in Philippi, West Virginia in 2009 as a grassroots Christian Community Development organization working to ReEnergize Communities to implement renewable energy solutions in their own neighborhoods through hands-on community development efforts. New Vision is an educational and innovation movement focusing on applicable technologies with renewable solutions and serves as a hub of collaborative discussion, training and invention bringing together green innovators, community leaders, youth, companies, organizations as well as public and private partners. As a member of the United Nations Foundation Energy Practitioners Network, New Vision helps to eradicate the effects of poverty in the developing world. Visit www.NVRE.org or find us on Facebook at New Vision Renewable Energy for more details. For more information, contact Pamela O’Brien at POBrien@NVRE.org or by calling 304-457-2971.
About Mission Waco Mission World:
Mission Waco Mission World provides Christian-based holistic, relationship-based programs that empower the poor and marginalized. Mobilize middle-class Americans to become more compassionately involved among the poor. Seek ways to overcome the systemic issues of social injustice which oppress the poor and marginalized.