ArcelorMittal Liberia Aids Severely Flooded Dirt Hole Community

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Community Members at work 2 Dirt Hole

Residents of the Dirt Hole community in Buchanan, Grand Bassa County are praising ArcelorMittal Liberia for the positive impact of its “good neighbor” campaign that is now in full swing.

The company has cleared clogged drainages and culverts of debris to alleviate flooding and high-water levels caused by three days torrential rains.

The campaign, according to a release, is funded by ArcelorMittal Liberia and supervised by community members, the Ministry of Public Works and Grand Bassa County Superintendent office.

Frances Potter has resided in the community since 1980, and she and her family arose to water in their bedrooms during the rain. Seated close to her two grandchildren, she extended thanks to the company for its timely intervention.

Frances Potter Neon, Community Dweller Dirt Hole

Jerry Chea, who is the community zone leader, commended Ahmed Denton, Head of Logistics at ArcelorMittal Liberia, for visiting the Dirt Hole Community yesterday.

“Several homes were affected by the flooding and if ArcelorMittal Liberia had not come to the aid of the community dwellers, the situation would have created serious health and safety concerns. We appreciate the company so much,” the release quoted Mr. Chea.

The “good neighbor” campaign is an intervention that not only contributes to flood relief efforts, but also presents an opportunity to educate the community on the ills of constructing in waterways and channels.

The 25-man team involved in the clean-up effort is residents of the community that are benefiting from the short-term activity funded by ArcelorMittal Liberia.

The supplies were delivered on July 13, and work started July16.

“The Dirt Hole project should complete within the next seven days. The effort shown by ArcelorMittal Liberia indicates a strong, firm, and committed relationship between the company and the community in which it operates,” the release added.

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