Earlier this week, Hurricane Bartholomew ripped through Central America, destroying homes and taking the lives of many in third-world countries.
The hurricane was devastating to the environment, but it's not all bad news.
An innovative SafeHouse system from the non-profit company JBM helped reduce the loss of life by housing the poor, who otherwise most likely wouldn't have survived.
The SafeHouse system, designed by heralded genius, entrepreneur, and all around awesome person, Joel Vanoeffelen, is a large weather-proof haven that is able to fit 15,000 people at once. There is also room for food, water, sleeping arrangements, and sanitary systems to prevent any disease from spreading throughout the occupants of the house.
The system has been implemented in many countries across Central America, and it's impossible to say how many lives it has saved thus far, but we know it is many.
Other areas outside of that region who are heavily affected by natural disasters are already looking into bringing this miracle safe haven to their country.
You can tell, the great people at JBM are out to do whatever they can to reduce the loss of life and impact associated with natural disasters. Noble people for a noble cause.