Two organizations, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated, Eta Epsilon Lambda Chapter #260, and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, Eta Beta Omega Chapter, said they have embarked on the construction of a 100-bed Ebola Treatment Center (ETC).
The president and chief dean, Eta Epsilon Lambda Chapter, T. Nelson Williams, disclosed that the construction of the ETC 100-bed hospital is already underway at the Unity Conference in Virginia, Montserrdo County.
The center, he said, is expected to be completed and turned over to the government by September 28.
“We in the “House of Alpha” will not stop our interventions until Ebola is eradicated from Liberia. We are committed to helping our people stay alive and preventing the spread of this menace that has, and continues to terrorize our people,” Mr. Williams assured.
He then, on behalf of the two organizations, called on all Liberians, including religious and traditional leaders, to stop practices that promote the transmission of the Ebola virus disease (EDV).
Mr. Williams was speaking yesterday when the two organizations, at a joint press conference, launched an Ebola crisis and awareness program under the theme, “The Ebola Fight is Our Fight! Let us Unite and Together Defeat the Virus.”
At the same time, he announced that the Alpha Kappa Alpha Chapter, based in Johannesburg, South Africa, is launching a major drive under the theme, “Stop Hunger Now.”
The launch of the Johannesburg drive is to feed up to 150,000 Liberians, who are victims of the Ebola epidemic.
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. was established in 1908 on the campus of Howard University as the first sorority (society) for women of African descent. Members of this organization are committed to servant leadership-leadership that is both domestic and international in scope. This international sisterhood made a contribution of half a million United States dollars to the Liberian Omega market Fund via the Liberia Chapter.
For Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc., it was founded on the campus of Cornell University in 1906 as the first fraternity (society) for college men of African descent. Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity develops leaders, promotes brotherhood and academic excellence, while leading the fight for justice, peace, social change, civil rights and human rights.
Numerous world leaders, including President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Vice President Joseph Nyumah Boakai, Sr., and Dr. Ayur K. Cassell, III, are among the men and women who have adopted the Fraternity’s principles of Manly Deeds, Scholarships, and Love for All Mankind.
The two Liberians brothers, VP Boakai, Dr. Cassell and Sister Ellen Johnson Sirleaf were among those who attended yesterday’s ceremony at the Monrovia City Hall.