The Stated Clerk (General Secretary) of the Presbyterian Church of Liberia has described the Ebola virus disease (EVD) as a national challenge that needs the attention of every Liberian.
According to Elder David B. Gibson, Jr., with a united front, the deadly virus can be contained or totally eradicated from the country.
Elder Gibson was speaking over the weekend when the Presbyterian Church Conference donated some relief items to the government-run ELWA-2 Ebola Treatment Unit, within the ELWA compound, in Paynesville, outside Monrovia.
“Ebola is a national challenge, and not just for the government alone. We are pleased to be here as a church and partner to the Government of Liberia,” said the Presbyterian chief scribe.
“As a church and as partner of the government, we have come to join the fight. We feel good as a church to come in to identify with our fellow brothers and sisters who have been contained at this unit,” he added.
Receiving the items, the Site Administrator of the unit, Mr. Nathaniel Dovillie, lauded the church for the gesture.
“The churches including yours, have been praying for the nation, and we are pleased that you have decided to go beyond your prayers and bring to us, materials that we can see and touch. We are very grateful for this donation.
Mr. Dovillie then urged other organizations, both local and international, to follow suit the good examples of the Presbyterian Church by joining the fight against the disease.
For her part, the Secretary of the Presbyterian Relief Service, Rev. M. Dwede Townsend, said funding for the purchase of the donated items was made available from the church’s coffers.
She noted that with the initial donation now being made, the church anticipates to further extend its alms to other centers around the country.
“We are in the save haven, and so it was important to go out to our brothers and sisters, who have been affected by this virus. If we can get the necessary funding, we anticipate to spread our hands to other centers, perhaps, outside of Montserrado County,” she among other things, stated.
Donated items include bills of used clothing, blankets, males T-shirt, night apparels for women, towels, pampers for adults, etc.