Additional Supplies to Add for Emergency Preparation

Water, non-perishable food and first aid kits are essential, but there are additional supplies to add for emergency preparation. As Hurricane Florence pounded North Carolina, residents scrambled to evacuate or hunker down until the waters recede, winds subside and the coast was clear. Ahead of the disaster, local stores were inundated by people buying water,[…]

What to Expect for the 2018 Hurricane Season

Atlantic hurricane season officially began on June 1st, 2018. So far, it’s been relatively quiet in terms of adverse weather activity. Experts say this could be attributed to the cooler ocean temperatures this season and El Nino’s weather pattern this year. But we’re not out of the woods yet and analysts are keeping a close[…]

Podcast: After the Sun Goes Down with MPOWERD

In this week’s episode of 22 Lightbulbs, I talk to John Salzinger, cofounder and chief business development officer of MPOWERD.  A native New Yorker and born entrepreneur, John co-founded MPOWERD with the idea that innovative companies have a responsibility to lead – not only in the marketplace, but as a real force for good. He[…]

Podcast: Hope, Light and Water for Puerto Rico

In this episode of 22Lightbulbs, we talk with World Hope President and CEO, John Lyon esq. World Hope International is a Christian relief and development organization working with vulnerable and exploited communities to alleviate poverty, suffering and injustice. It works in 15 of the poorest countries in the world, helping all people, regardless of ethnicity, gender, race or[…]

Delivering Healthy Babies and Reducing Maternal Mortality

Every two minutes 60 women die giving birth. For the cost of lunch, you can save a life. Birthing Project USA has been working tirelessly to provide women access to safe birth supplies. They need your help to get clean birth kits to women in Malawi. That’s why we’re pleased to partner with Birthing Project[…]

Delivering Supplies to Puerto Rico with World Hope International

  Through the new crowdfunding service, Level Giving, World Hope International is providing a highly vulnerable population in Puerto Rico with the relief supplies they need to thrive in post-hurricane recovery and to prepare for the future. The devastation caused by Hurricane Maria in September 2017, and the painfully slow recovery, means that more than 6 months[…]

Introducing Level Giving: Give More Than Charity

Crowd funding for nonprofits with a twist.  Yes we did that! There’s no doubt crowd funding has become a powerful tool to launch startups of all types. When disaster after disaster took place last summer from Hurricane Harvey to Puerto Rico, there were millions in need of supplies and millions wanting to help in a[…]

How The Level Market is Making an Impact on Global Health

  By creating the “Amazon of Aid,” The Level Market aims to make an impact on global health. Our goal is to make it easier for organizations outside the UN system to find, procure, and deliver essential medical supplies to those in need, whether that’s a rural clinic in Central America or a community in need[…]

Why It Should be Global Climate Change Week Every Week

As the hurricane-generated debris continues to settle and the California wildfires continue to roar, we are left with pits in our stomach upon reading headlines: ‘deadliest’, ‘most destructive’, ‘most powerful’. These are a few of the definitive words and phrases that are used to describe the effects of climate change. Our global climate is changing and[…]

Red Tape Redress: What The Response in Puerto Rico Reveals About Aid Procurement

by Stephanie Cox, The Level Market “We are dying. And you are killing us with the inefficiency.” This was the heartbreaking truth leveled at the US (and the world) by the Mayor of San Juan 10 days after Hurricane Maria devastated the island of Puerto Rico. As those working in procurement of relief supplies, we[…]

World Humanitarian Day 2017

World Humanitarian Day – Civilians are #NotATarget On August 19, we celebrated United Nations World Humanitarian Day – an event that resonates with the core of what we do at The Level Market and why. Each year thousands of civilians – including hundreds of humanitarian aid workers – are assaulted, injured, kidnapped or killed in[…]

Sustainability from the Sun

Pulling out of the Paris Climate agreement, rising sea levels, a growing scarcity of natural resources. Social enterprises and humanitarians alike: How are you going to help quell this looming fear of irreparable environmental degradation? Providing aid and promoting development is a great start, but in this era of humanitarianism, these actions must be viewed through[…]

Robots to the Rescue

The thought of a piece of robotic-looking scrap metal the size of a dinner plate approaching you over the horizon is not the most comforting – unless you are in need of its assistance in an emergency or humanitarian disaster. In the past few years, drones have been quickly entering the emergency response and aid[…]

Un Sustainable Development Goals

How TLM Supports the UN Sustainable Development Goals

  The UN Sustainable Development Goals present an ambitious global call to action to improve living conditions throughout the world. But it’s not sufficient for civil society alone to push toward the 17 goals. Businesses have particular opportunities and responsibilities in advancing the SDGs. It’s no longer a question of whether the private sector has[…]

Aid Work In Silicon Valley

3 Silicon Valley Giants Innovating in the Humanitarian Sector

The continuous innovation that races through Silicon Valley affects lives on a global scale. But this mecca of tech that is constantly building and continuously growing has not always been accepted into the humanitarian aid community. Some critics say that there is a lack of empathy amongst these tech stars and question if the tech[…]

The Level Market Emergency Shelter

Emergency Shelters: There’s No Place Like Home

With more than 60 million people displaced by internal conflict, post-disaster emergency shelters are in high demand. For those impacted by a disaster or crisis, many times there really is no place like home because there is no “home” anymore. While these shelters are a temporary solution, a good quality shelter can help life go on[…]

Refugees Stats

Refugee Stats And The Supplies Needed

Millions of refugees around the world are looking for a safe place to stay – simply for a fighting chance to survive. War, protracted conflict, and extreme climate change are driving people from their homes at a rate not seen since World War II. We wanted to cut through some of the political rhetoric surrounding the[…]

Water & Sanitation Stock for Hurricane Matthew Relief

UNOCHA estimates Haiti needs $15 million in water & sanitation supplies to provide clean drinking water for Hurricane Matthew relief. The Level Market has scouted out readily available water & sanitation products so you don’t have to. We’ll show you ship-from-locations, available units and you’ll get the best prices for jerry cans, filtration units, testing[…]