Natural disasters have tragically altered lives,
cities and communities around the world.
Power is a critical component to have readily
available during these challenging times because
when power is lost people have no means to recharge mobile devices, no
fuel, no lights and no way to reach out or
receive communications. Fear ensues and
victims feel isolated and lost as with Hurricane
Sandy and Katrina.
IEEE, the world’s largest professional
organization advancing technology for humanity,
is announcing a new community outreach program
sponsored by IEEE-USA for the purpose of
offering relief assistance during natural
What is the new program?
IEEE-USA is offering a mobile emergency relief
program committed to assisting victims of
natural disasters with short-term
communications, computer, and power solutions.
These temporary emergency relief provisions will
help people stay connected and make sure they
can access the help they need. Services will
include cell phone charging, and lighting to disaster victims.
U.S. volunteers will provide this technical
assistance through a mobile vehicle that will
be accessible during a disaster, and offer these
services. It will also provide a learning
opportunity for the general public in the area
of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and
Where will we start?
Initially MOVE will focus on the Southeastern
and South-central United States, which are at
risk for weather emergencies such as hurricanes
STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math)
not deployed, MOVE will be taken to
schools, fairs, and other venues. To educate the
public, showcase leading technologies, and to
raise awareness about the social impact these
technologies have on society, including STEM
education and outreach.
If you'd like to help fund this initiative, you
can donate to the cause by clicking on the
We are currently seeking volunteers to join our team. Disaster relief, STEM education, and public visibility are our main focus at this time.
14 March 2016
Contact: David Iams, firstname.lastname@example.org