OMAHA, Neb.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--It's been over a week since the devastating tornadoes in Southern Illinois. The clean-up and restoration efforts are well underway for those most impacted by the storm, but there is a lot of rebuilding to be done and OFFWIRE and Powerocks, USA want to help.
Last week, OFFWIRE donated nearly 200 Powerocks Magicstick portable chargers to their retail partner Midwest Cellular, located in the heavily tornado damaged Illinois area. Midwest Cellular expressed a desire to help those most affected by the storm in two of their immediate communities of Washington and Peoria and delivered the portable chargers to the Red Cross saying, “We know and realize that every little bit can help. We have reached out and worked with our friends at OFFWIRE who are the distributor of Powerocks [in the Americas]. They as well wanted to support those affected and have donated Magicsticks in support of those who are in need of an additional power supply for their phones.”
After hearing how well the Red Cross could both use and distribute the Magicsticks, OFFWIRE has donated an additional 500 units today. The Red Cross Illinois Capital Area Chapter office manager Jaleen Muex stated, “The Magicsticks have been great for the volunteers as well. We work 12 hour shifts and are on our feet and away from our cars going door to door for that time. They’ve been so helpful keeping phones from running out of battery for us too.”
Powerocks Magicsticks are sleek, stylish, and convenient portable chargers that are distributed in the Americas by OFFWIRE, an Omaha, Neb. based company. They carry the capacity for up to two full charges for the average smartphone and their portable nature and small size, make them easy to carry and charge mobile devices on-the-go when away from outlets or in an unexpected power outage or limited power source.
"Portable power is always valuable, whether as a convenience for someone with an on-the-go lifestyle or in the face of an emergency, and we understand how important it is to stay connected, especially during a time of crisis,” said John Lund, CEO of OFFWIRE. “We wanted to give that convenience and support to our friends at Midwest Cellular and all those actively restoring their homes and lives knowing that they still have a long way to go to build everything that has been lost.”
To learn more about how to help the Red Cross efforts or to donate, please visit www.redcross.org.
About Powerocks, USA:
Powerocks, a 2013 Better Homes and Gardens Holiday Wish List gift item for techies, is a line of stylish and convenient portable chargers for a variety of mobile devices including most smartphones, MP3 players, tablets, GPS units, cameras, and eReaders. Compact and powerful, these colorful portable chargers will recharge your mobile devices on-the-go when life takes you away from an electrical outlet. The Powerocks product line features escalating battery capacities allowing you to choose what power best meets your lifestyle and device requirements. Portable charging is a growing trend among smartphone users including business travelers, concert and game lovers, busy moms and dads, students, and those who embrace an active and outdoor lifestyle. Exclusively distributed by OFFWIRE, a national distributor of cellular accessories based in OMAHA, NE, they have been bringing the Powerocks product line to the US market since 2011. Please visit www.powerocksusa.com for orders and more information.
OFFWIRE is a national distributor of wireless accessories that has been in business for over 18 years. OFFWIRE has been recognized twice by the Chamber of Commerce as one of Omaha's fastest growing companies (2001 and 2002) and ranked as one of the fastest growing companies in America by Inc Magazine three years in a row (2011, 2012, and 2013). Committed to providing customers with the best in breed product selection and world-class customer service, OFFWIRE is a leader in the cellular industry and helps each client "Maximize Every Customer Touch" through Training, Promotion and Inventory Management. Please visit www.OFFWIRE.com, or call 1-888-OFFWIRE for more information.