A contingent of the United States Army stationed in Buchanan, Grand Bassa County over the weekend donated cartons of books and provisions to the people of the county.
In addition to the books, items donated Friday included soap, and other toiletry items.
U.S Army Commander, Lieutenant Colonel, Abel Young, who made the presentation at the county’s Administration Building, expressed gratitude to the people of Bassa for the hospitality accorded them and the level of cooperation received from the county administration since the soldiers’ arrival late last year.
The soldiers are in the country joining other partners in the fight against the deadly Ebola virus disease (EVD), which plagued the country early last year and is not waning.
Upon receiving the gift items, Grand Bassa County Superintendent, Madam Etweda Cooper, thanked members of the U.S. Army for the gesture and promised that the items would be distributed to hospitals, orphanages and old folks’ homes across the county.
Also, Grand Bassa County Electoral District #3 Representative Gabriel Smith said he was delighted and commended the US Army for the gift items.