A United States-based charity organization established by a Liberian, Tuwroh Nmah Clarke, and her husband, Delano Clarke, has donated food and other supplies to at least 515 families in three counties. The value of the materials is estimated at US$22,000.
Since its inception in 2016, The Nmah-Clarke Family Humanitarian Aid, Incorporated aims to help humanity, especially the underprivileged, particularly in Liberia. Their concentration is to provide relief to children and the elderly.
The distributions were done throughout the weekend ending on Christmas Day. The group provided educational supplies, including copybooks, pencils and sharpeners, toys, bicycles and recreational materials to the beneficiaries and promised to offer 20 scholarships to deserving female students between 7 – 19 years of age.
The families which benefited from the donations hail from the Samukai Field Community, Logan Town, Montserrado County; Kparkacon Community, Marshall Highway, Lower Margibi County; and Suehn Mecca Community, Bomi County.
Each of the 515 family heads received a 25kg bag of rice, a bucket of beans, farina (gari), cornmeal and sugar (each bucket is equivalent to 10 cups). They also received red oil, powder soap and Maggie cubes.
In the Samukai Community – Logan Town, besides the donation, an assortment of cosmetics were also added; in Kparkacon Community, Marshall Highway, Lower Margibi County, a plastic bag of used clothes (including shoes or sneakers) were given to the children and elderly; and in Suehn Mecca, Bomi County, copybooks, pencils, sharpeners, toys and recreational materials were given to the children.
Alphonso Samukai of Logan Town said: “It is always a worthy thing to give back to the community where you once lived. Mrs. Clarke’s parents lived in Logan Town about 40 – 45 years ago. We are happy that she has identified with the elderly and children of this community.”
Nuwouh Prescilia Andrews Collingwood said the donation will ease the economic hardship of the beneficiaries. She recommended to the Nmah-Clarke Family Humanitarian Aid, Inc to build a nursery and an elementary school.
Presiding elder Marshall Gornoe of the four villages – Kparkacon, Flocon, Henry, and Kponzen-also thanked the Nmah-Clarke family and appealed for a hand-pump and a school.
The Town Chief of Suehn Mecca, Lagba Brown, also thanked the Nmah-Clarke family for the donations. An administrator of the Suehn Village Public School, Mr. G. Zinnah Forpha, also hailed the Nmah-Clarke family for the educational materials donated to the students.