Two organizations of the Chinese Town of WENZHOU, WENZHOU Evening News and Charity Association have collectively provided 200 bags of 25Kg rice and 40 gallons of vegetable oil for Ebola survivors in Bong Mines.
Each beneficiary received 25kg rice and two gallons of vegetable oil.
Tang Ling Ling, a spokesperson of the WENZHOU Evening News and Charity Association, extended condolences to people who lost their loved ones during the Ebola crisis and said the assorted food items are meant to identify with Liberians.
Ebola is a dangerous disease and everyone in the world knows its consequences on any country in which it breaks out, she said.
She told survivors and others that while they sympathized with families of the deceased they decided to also show practical concern to the survivors.
As a result, she said they collected money for the items from the people of WENZHOU to identify with Liberians especially in China Union’s operating area in Bong Mines.
China Union General Manager, Yuan Jun Luo, in a statement, recalled that Ebola broke out in March last year and began spreading in July up to August with the peak in September.
He commended hospital workers, including those in Bong Mines, for assisting in getting Ebola under control in the country.
“Fighting Ebola is not the only thing that we the Chinese have to do, but will also help Liberians to address the economic issues,” Mr. Yuan assured.
He cautioned Liberians not to downplay preventive measures, but constantly practice them so as to avoid the recurrence of the disease.
A representative of the recipients, Pewu Mulbah, commended the Chinese group for the gesture and urged them not to forget the inhabitants of Bong Mines as they are reportedly faced with severe hunger.
According to Mulbah, they were unable to make their farms in Bong Mines area due to the Ebola crisis. He acknowledged China Union for not abandoning its operations during the crisis.
He also recalled that China did more to assist them during the Ebola crisis, and as a result survivors decided to remain in Bong Mines.