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Thank you to everyone who supported our Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign!

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 hdeffenbacher@cox.net

Kathy Katt, Senior Director of Development and Marketing, Habitat for Humanity of Omaha kkatt@habitatomaha.org

 

Solar Powering Local Habitat for Humanity Homes Through Crowdfunding

Nebraskans for Solar and Habitat for Humanity of Omaha have launched a campaign on the popular crowdfunding site, Indiegogo: www.tinyurl.com/Omahasolar

Our goal is to raise $32,500 to install solar hot water systems on five new or rehabilitated houses.

These Habitat families will then have the means 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. These houses will serve to raise awareness about solar technology and how it benefits people and the environment.

A growing number of communities across the country are solar powering Habitat for Humanity and other low-income houses, ensuring that low-income families aren’t left out of the “solar revolution.” That’s our organizations’ major goal, too.

All Indiegogo funds raised will be paid directly to Habitat for Humanity of Omaha for these five demonstration solar-powered low-income houses. Donations are tax deductible.

A number of local and national organizations are helping Nebraskans for Solar and Habitat for Humanity of Omaha spread the word about our Indiegogo campaign to people who support solar energy in our communities. We wish to thank the following organizations: 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.