The devastated island of Puerto Rico will not have power fully restored until May, nearly eight months after Hurricane Maria ripped through the Caribbean.
Did you know that nine of Puerto Rico’s 78 municipalities are still without power three months after the powerful Category 4 hurricane slammed the island? Frustrated residents are forced to boil water and live without a refrigerator or electricity. Try that in the comforts of your city or suburban enclave.
Some Americans on the mainland are trying to help.
DigitasLBi, for one, is shutting off all the lights across its six US offices, saving energy and money during the holiday break. The agency will donate the money saved to Light Up Puerto Rico, an organization working to restore power in Puerto Rico, where incredibly, 40% of the population is still without power.
Imagine if Americans across the nation decided to participate in these energy saving measures. It costs 12¢ per hour to run a 60-watt lightbulb. The average American household has 40.