The Philippines was hit again. This time with Typhoon Haiyan, believed to be the country’s most deadliest natural disaster on record. Once again XCom Global would like to lend a hand in the best way we know how – by keeping you connected with Disaster Relief Wi-Fi. Any volunteers who are heading over to the Philippines to help with the recovery should contact us. We will provide XCom Global mobile hotspots at no charge to provide relief workers with fast, reliable and secure connections to the Internet. As you can imagine, having this access in the field improves their ability to access and share information as well as communicate with each other. We have provided Internet connectivity to a number of relief workers in the past and they have all told us it is invaluable.
When Japan was hit by a devastating tsunami in 2011, the Japanese American Citizens League (JACL), the oldest and largest Asian American civil rights organization in the United States, took us up on our offer to help. Carl Williams, Disaster Relief and Recovery Coordinator for the JACL described how when the crisis hit, the JACL rallied to coordinate the efforts of a number of non-governmental organizations to shelter and feed thousands of Japanese people affected by the disaster. Many of the groups also provided medical assistance to people with disabilities and the elderly. Mr. Williams said, “I made good use of the hotspot device extended by XCom Global and would not have nearly the success with relief work without it.”
Those who would like to request a rental device should Contact XCom Global. Rental units will be shipped to them in advance of their departure from the U.S. at no charge.