Nebraskans for Solar and Habitat for Humanity of Omaha would like to thank everyone who contributed to our Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign, “Solar Power for Habitat for Humanity Families.”
Over 100 donors supported the campaign, including:
Bank of the West $2,500
Bold Nebraska $1,000
An anonymous contribution from a California couple $500
43 contributions from 2014 Earth Day events $725
67 donations on our Indiegogo campaign site $10, 885
100% of these funds will be used to solar power two Habitat for Humanity houses, one in the Benson neighborhood and another one in South Omaha. Nebraskans for Solar and Habitat for Humanity of Omaha are continuing to raise funds to solar power three additional houses in 2014.
These families will be able to reduce their monthly energy costs by harnessing power from the sun for the next 20 to 25 years!
The money they save can be spent on food, healthcare, education, and other needs, benefiting their families and communities for a very long time.
Each solar hot water system is compact but powerful, generating about the same amount of energy per day as a 3-kilowatt solar electric system, or twelve 250-watt solar panels.
As we stated throughout our Indiegogo campaign, these gifts will pay our contributors back, greening our community and raising awareness about solar energy and how it benefits people and the environment.
As soon as all five houses are built or rehabilitated and the solar systems installed, each of our donors will receive an invitation to a solar tour and presentation.
We also wish to thank our supporting organizations for their help in spreading the word about our campaign to people who want more renewable energy in our communities:
Bold Nebraska, Community Power Network, Green Bellevue, Green Omaha Coalition, Institute for Local Self Reliance, Nebraska 350.Org, Nebraska Farmers Union, Nebraska Interfaith Power & Light, Nebraska Wildlife Federation, Sierra Club, Sustainability Leadership Institute, and Transition U.S.
Helen Deffenbacher, Fundraising/Grants Director, Nebraskans for Solar firstname.lastname@example.org
Kathy Katt, Senior Director of Development and Marketing, Habitat for Humanity of Omaha email@example.com