The Association of Bomi Citizens (ABC) on Sunday, April 19 donated some assorted food and non-food items valued at US$1,500 to orphans as well as the Liberian government hospital.
The items included 15 kg bags of rice, two sacks of salt, one carton of crown cube, one carton of rexoguard, two cartons of cloras and Pop detergent soap.
Making the donation in the county, Mr. Jonathan Armah Baxter, chairman of the group, expressed his gratitude to authorities of the hospital for caring for the sick and their continued efforts in the fight against the deadly Ebola disease in the county.
He said as citizens of the county, they deemed it necessary to buttress national government’s efforts in eradicating the Ebola virus out of Liberia completely.
Mr. Baxter called on well known citizens of the county to help the Ebola affected people and survivors with food and shelters, especially the orphans.
He also warned residents of the county not to be complacent of the virus, but should keep using the preventive measures until Liberia can be declared Ebola free by the World Health Organization (WHO).
Receiving the items, the Superintendent of the County, Samuel F. Browne thanked the organization for providing such items to the orphans and the hospital.
Superintendent Browne used the occasion to make a personal appeal to citizens of the county residing in the Diaspora and home to come to the aid of the orphans and Ebola affected children and survivors by providing essential items, including food and clothes.
He said the county was highly hit by the virus which claimed over 162 lives.
Mr. Browne told the ABC that Bomi County is need of food and as such, there need is greater for citizens and others to come to their assistance.
He disclosed that the only referral hospital in the county is in appalling stage and need urgent rehabilitation.
The ABC was established in August 26, 2013 to seek the welfare of each member and undertake social and economic activities in Bomi County. The association comprises of both citizens residing in Liberia and the Diaspora.