Monrovia - The outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus in the country is continuing to claim the attention of individuals as well as religious groups in the country with the latest group being the Liberia Baptist Missionary and Educational Convention.
The Baptist Ebola Emergency Response Committee of the Liberia Baptist Missionary and Educational Convention, Inc., over the weekend distributed several food items and disinfectants to three counties now hit by the deadly Ebola epidemic - Bomi, Margibi and Grand Cape Mount Counties.
The Executive Secretary of the Convention, Rev. Justus Y. Reeves presenting the items to officials of the three counties stated that the donation is the church’s way of identifying with its members and those that are affected by the deadly Ebola virus.
He said the Baptist Ebola Emergency Response Committee, which is headed by Deacon Roland Martin will also be given some food items, disinfectants and medication to fight the deadly epidemic in all of the 15 counties in Liberia.
Rev. Reeves disclosed that a 40ft container is expected to arrive in the country very soon with food items to feed over 50 thousand persons that are presently isolated in Ebola treatment centers in Montserrado county and other parts of the country. He indicated that the gesture by the LBMEC is in fulfillment of the scripture, which says “Feed My Sheep”.
University of Liberia Fraternity Bond Donates To ELWA Ebola Center
Responding to reports of the shortage of food at the ELWA isolation center, the University of Liberia Fraternity Bond has donated several food and non-food items.
The donation from the group is over three thousand United States dollars and included items 25, five bags of cream of wheat, mineral water and juices etc.
The President of the fraternity Prince Koinah said the donation from his organization is a way of supporting the government in the fight against the outbreak.
Koinah said the Ebola virus is a killer that needs serious attention adding that his organization will continue to support the fight against the outbreak.
“We have been identifying with the vulnerable groups, even before this outbreak, so today we just want to identify with our brothers and sisters that in there who were once outside like us,” Koinah said.
Koinah said the health crisis in Liberia needs everybody’s support, adding that his organization will do all it can, to complement the government’s effort. According to Koinah, the Ebola awareness is currently ongoing in his community as part of a plan to stop the outbreak. Koinah said, the fraternity plans to support community awareness initiatives.
The President of the fraternity said his organization was donating and identifying with several orphanages and hospitals prior to the outbreak. The fraternity is comprised of University graduates from various universities in Liberia who have decided to give back to the society by identifying with the less fortunate.
The bond over the years has reached out to several medical centers, including the James Davies Hospital in Paynesville and orphanages in rural Liberia particularly Grand Bassa and Bong County. Receiving the donation, Dr. IB Pads-Garnon said, the contribution made by the Bond is timely adding that the beds and food donated will help ease some of the difficulties faced by the center.
Dr. Pads-Garnon thanked, the group for the donation made to the centers, adding that such support is a positive step in the fight against the virus. He said the center has no more space to hold suspected Ebola patients. The head of the isolation center said, due to the limited capacity suspected Ebola patients have to wait outside of space to be created. According to him, the government plans to build another center, adding that such a step will help ease the tension faced by the center.