Being featured on ABC’s “Shark Tank,” Convoy of Hope and show alum, LuminAID, will air in the upcoming holiday episode on Sunday, December 3, 2017, at 8 p.m. 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 Convoy of Hope team member. “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.