A non-profit humanitarian organization, Esteemed Gentlemen, last week donated several food and non-food items valued over US$1000 to orphans and Ebola survivors in Monrovia as a means of identifying with them during the country’s 168th Independence Day celebration.
The beneficiaries included Life Village Orphanage Home in the Omega Community; Love A Child Orphanage on the ELWA/Robertsfield Highway; Antoinette Tubman Cheshire Home, in Sinkor, 10th Street; Caring Nurses for Disease Monitoring in Caldwell; and Hope for Deaf in Topoe Village.
Items donated by Esteemed Gentlemen included bags of rice, vegetable oil, soaps and cartons of cooking chicken soup, amongst others.
Mr. A. Trokon Tarr, chairman of the organization, presented the items to the beneficiaries.
He said Esteemed Gentlemen remain committed to serving humanity and setting the legacy for others to emulate.
“We live in communities, and as such, we see problems and needs. We cannot simply choose to fold our hands and ignore them, but to intervene with these little items,” Mr. Tarr said, while presenting the items to each of the representatives who received the donation.
He said given the importance of the day, he could not sit and allow the day pass without identifying with the children, who do not have parents to provide for them.
Mr. Tarr acknowledged the role of the orphans’ care takers, especially those that take care of Ebola survivors and orphans in and around Monrovia.
Upon receiving the items, Mother Rebecca Wreh on behalf of the beneficiaries, thanked Esteemed Gentlemen for the gesture.
She disclosed that the items came at the time when they (caretakers) were worrying as to where they would find food for the children.