Over 121 persons, representing 18 families affected by recent floods occurring in the Peoples’ United Community situated behind the John F. Kennedy Medical Center on 20th Street in Sinkor, breathed a sigh of relief recently when they received a large donation of relief items from the Alternative National Congress (ANC).
Making the presentation of food and other supplies and some cash on behalf of the standard bearer of the ANC, Mr. Alexander Cummings, last Wednesday, Mr. George Dahn, a member of the party, explained that the donation was prompted after one of the victims met with members of the ANC’s National Executive Committee (NEC).
He said the NEC embraced the idea and promised to donate food and other relief items to those affected by flood disasters, which was fulfilled last Wednesday. “The ANC cares for every Liberian and this is why we have come to identify with you in this time of disaster,” Mr. Dahn said.
He called on Liberian voters to “open your eyes” during the election period and to vote for people that would identify with them in their times of need.
“Even though we are not campaigning now, as citizens, we want you to open your eyes in these elections to know who cares about you,” he told them.
The chairman of the People’s United Community, Carlos Josephs, thanked the ANC for identifying with them and called on other parties to emulate the ANC’s example. He pointed out that the ANC is the first political party to identify with them since the recent flooding.
Some of the beneficiaries thanked the ANC for the gesture and promised the party their support.
“I’m very happy to see the ANC identifying with us today, as they did previously. I know that if the ANC comes to power tomorrow, they will be there for all citizens,” Mr. Galakpa Johnson said.
Mrs. Cynthia Harris also thanked the ANC and vowed her support, adding: “I feel very fine today to see ANC coming to my aid.”
It may be recalled that flood affected more than ten homes in the People’s United Community in June, and the community appealed for relief from the government and well-meaning Liberians and organizations. At the time the Alternative National Congress (ANC) made an initial donation of similar items to the community.
Some of the communities that are usually affected by flood in the raining season include West Point, Free Port, Clara Town, Vai Town, and Old Road.