If you have been to visit us in the DR you are probably aware of our electrical challenges. The challenges have increased over the past year with less supply of electricity from the city, or grid. Fortunately, we have a power inverter for each building which provides back up energy supply when the grid goes down. This is extremely important, especially for our safety. Over the past few months we have received very little grid energy causing total blackouts, almost nightly. The inverters require batteries to maintain back up power, and these batteries need to be charged on a regular basis. The batteries usually need to be replaced every 2 years. Our system for the whole campus requires at least 36 batteries, more if we want longer back up time. Currently we need to replace 20 batteries at a cost of $125 each. We are also looking into purchasing a large back up generator that can help supply power to the whole system and keep our batteries charged. The generator will be especially important when the pavillion is in frequent use.
To keep the juice flowing please visit our website http://www.delcorazon.org/help-out/contribute-financially/