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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 disasters. 

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. 

IEEE 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 Math).

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 and tornados.

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) Education Outreach

When 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.

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If you'd like to help fund this initiative, you can donate to the cause by clicking on the button below.


We are currently seeking volunteers to join our team. Disaster relief, STEM education, and public visibility are our main focus at this time.


Updated: 17 June 2016
Contact: David Iams,


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