Convoy of Hope to be Featured on ‘Shark Tank’

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Partnership With LuminAID Helps Storm Survivors in Puerto Rico

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It brings light and comfort, but it also gives people the chance to stay connected.

ABC’s “Shark Tank” will feature Convoy of Hope and show alum, LuminAID, in the upcoming holiday episode airing Sunday, December 3, 2017, at 8 p.m. CST on ABC. “Shark Tank” alum, LuminAID, first appeared on the show in 2015 to pitch their idea for an inflatable solar lantern to make light accessible for outdoor recreation, as well as humanitarian aid. The upcoming episode will highlight innovations centered around the holidays and giving back.

The feature will showcase LuminAID’s recent humanitarian work in Puerto Rico with Convoy of Hope following Hurricane Maria.

"It was incredible to be able to meet families and see their faces light up when they received [LuminAID devices] and were able to charge their phones,” says Anna Stork, co-founder of LuminAID.

Convoy of Hope has also distributed LuminAID solar devices to Southeast Texas after Hurricane Harvey and to the British Virgin Islands after Hurricanes Irma and Maria.

"Out of all the products I’ve seen and tried, [LuminAID] meets the needs during times of disaster,” says Paul Coroleuski, Hurricane Maria response director for Convoy of Hope. “It brings light and comfort, but it also gives people the chance to stay connected by being able to charge their cellular devices.”

In addition to providing LuminAID solar aid, Convoy of Hope has served more than 2.6 million meals and over 217,000 individuals in Puerto Rico.

Follow the response and learn more at convoyofhope.org.

About Convoy of Hope

Convoy of Hope, a faith-based organization founded in 1994, has a driving passion to feed the world. With a long history as an early responder in times of natural disasters, Convoy of Hope has been a Four Star Charity as recognized by Charity Navigator for 14 consecutive years. Since 1994, Convoy of Hope has served more than 85 million people. For more information please visit convoyofhope.org.

About LuminAID

Light is a basic human need, but is often overlooked in humanitarian aid. Co-founders Anna Stork and Andrea Sreshta started LuminAID to create a safe source of light that could be easily implemented by aid organizations. LuminAID devices are compact, waterproof, and designed for indoor and outdoor use. The inventors continue to create innovative solutions for basic energy challenges to empower safe and sustainable living beyond the grid. LuminAID solar lights and chargers are widely used for outdoor adventures, emergency preparedness, and humanitarian aid. After receiving an offer from all five ‘sharks’ on ABC’s Shark Tank, LuminAID accepted an offer from investor Mark Cuban. LuminAID has been featured on Shark Tank three times.

About LuminAID’s Give Light, Get Light Program

Through LuminAID’s Give Light, Get Light program, customers can purchase a LuminAID light for themselves and sponsor another one to be distributed by one of LuminAID’s charitable partners. Over 90,000 lights have been provided to those in need through the support of the Give Light, Get Light program, and LuminAID lights are in use in over 100 countries around the world.This hurricane season, LuminAID has focused efforts on distributing solar lights and phone chargers to families left without power in Puerto Rico, Texas, Florida, and across the Caribbean.

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