Despite reports of declined in case load of the deadly Ebola across the country, various institutions and humanitarian organizations have continued to identify with the managements of the various Ebola Treatment Units (ETUs) in the country.
One of such institutions to join the list with a huge donation of assorted clothing and food items yesterday is the Liberia Assemblies of God (LAG).
Authorities of the AG-Liberia, in collaboration with a Canadian-based Emergency Relief and Development Overseas (ERDO), on Thursday commenced the distribution with several other items to four different ETUs in Monrovia and the one near the Phebe Hospital in Gbarnga, Bong County.
Accordingly, the two institutions are helping Ebola survivors for sustainability on the theme, “For when I was hungry and you gave me something to eat…,” based on the text at Matthew 25:35-36.
Prior to making the donations earlier to the ELWA-II ETU’s management through the medical coordinator, Dr. Jerry Brown, the general superintendent of the AG-Liberia, Edwin A. Gbelly, said the items presented were valued at US$60,000.
Rev. Gbelly was accompanied on yesterday’s tour by LAG’s director of relief, Reginald W. Fannoh, and Monrovia district superintendent, Rev. Quiyatoh Korkor, among others.
Earlier, the church leadership carried out a rapid assessment plan intended to identify beneficiaries for the ERDO assistant project. The assessment was conducted by the team within the Monrovia area and Gbarnga City, respectively, where categories of targeted beneficiaries identified included current Ebola patients in five ETUs and Ebola Survivors in 17 other communities.
The ETUs covered were the ELWA-II, Unity Conference Center (UCC), MOD-I in Congo Town, Island Clinic and the Phebe Hospital.
The donated items included several pieces of soft tissues, bags assorted cloths, bottles of mineral water, cans of well refined juices.
ELWA-II management and MOD-I Manager expressed gratitude to the leaders of LAG and ERDO for thinking about the plights of those afflicted by the EVD.
The ELWA-II was represented by the Medical Director, Dr. Jerry Brown, while the MOD-I Manager, Ms Patience C. Tokpah received the items on behalf of the Clinical Coordinator, Dr. J. Soka Moses.
As a token of their gratitude for the items, ETU MOD-I presented a certificate of appreciation to the LAG for “their outstanding service, support and contribution to the operations at the center.