A quarantined Taylor Town in Bong County, infected by the Ebola virus, was over the weekend rescued by a joint team of Alfalit Liberia and Liberia/Ghana Missions (LGM) who arrived there with a donation of critically needed food (rice), drugs and anti-Ebola virus materials.
According to Alfalit and LGM senior staff who accompanied the donation to Taylor Town the cost of the items was estimated at US$2,000.
When the combined team arrived in Taylor Town last weekend, they saw and felt fear, hunger, frustration and hardship in all corners of the quarantined town.
Some of the unaffected or suspected residents were seated far apart from one another for fear of contracting the Ebola virus.
On top of the worries, hardship and frustration of residents, the Town Chief’s wife (name with-held) died of what could be attributed to Ebola virus.
Reports gathered before the Alfalit and LGM Team arrived indicated that about two weeks ago Taylor Town, 15 minutes drive from the Gbarnga/Monrovia highway, was gravely hit by the Ebola Virus. However, when the Alfalit and LGM anti-Ebola Team arrived, the town chief and elders reported that there had been no new cases of the virus during the previous two weeks.
They said the Burial Team of the National Ebola Task Force had buried a male victim who escaped from the town and died in the nearby bush.
Residents said it was not yet established how many persons had been in direct contact with the dead victim before he fled from Taylor Town into the nearby bushes.
It may be recalled that a few months ago, Alfalit and LGM leaderships decided to target their anti-Ebola and humanitarian interventions in deprived, isolated and hard to reach communities in rural Liberia.
They have for the past few months since the Ebola outbreak assisted the physically challenged, including the blind, deaf and dumb Liberians with food rations and anti-Ebola materials in and outside of Monrovia.
In brief remarks at the Taylor Town presentation, LGM and Alfalit senior staff Messrs. George Stewart and Jerome Williams pointed out that the two entities were providing the assistance geared toward kicking the deadly Ebola virus out of Liberia.
They assured the recipients that the chief executive officer of LGM and Director of Alfalit-Liberia, Rev. Emmanuel J. Giddings, is determined to assist all Liberians everywhere in the country.
In response, the resident pastor of Taylor Town United Methodist Church, Rev. J. Narmah Baston, thanked the two representatives for their timely assistance, saying they were grateful for such critically needed assistance rendered to people in desperate need as a result of the current medical emergency in the country.
“We are grateful that God through you has sent assistance to the residents of quarantined Taylor Town,” Pastor Boxton concluded.