Gbowee Peace Foundation of Africa, a non-governmental organization, last Friday donated several cartons of beverages and two bales of used beddings to the Ebola Treatment Unit-two (ETU-2), at ELWA Compound.
The items included 2000 bottles of aqua life water, 94 small size and 30 large size bottles of lucozade and 1,300 cartons of fruit juices.
Presenting the items, on behalf of Nobel Peace Laureate Leymah Gbowee, Cllr. Deweh Gray, board chair of the Foundation, promised the ETU-2 that her organization will from time to time visit the center with more donations.
She said the items were part of Gbowee Foundation’s commitment to supporting health practitioners in the fight against the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD).
Cllr. Gray said the items were made available through a grant from donors of the Foundation.
The items donated were based on a request made to them by Dr. Jerry Brown, head of the ETU-2 at the ELWA compound, following their visit there.
“When we earlier visited the ELWA ETU-2, Dr. Jerry Brown, head of the center, told us that his patients were actually in need of juices and water. That is why we decided to donate those items to the center for use by the patients,” said Cllr. Gray.
She called on individuals and benevolent people to donate to treatment centers throughout the country.
Receiving the items on behalf of the Dr. Jerry Brown, Benedict Reeves, head of hygiene, thanked the Foundation noting that the beverages, particularly the lucozade, came at a time when the last batch had been exhausted.
He appealed to the general public to come to their aid and support them with fruit juices, particularly lucozade, and other items needed for the Ebola patients.
Present during the donation was Willamette Saydee Tarr, executive director Gbowee Peace Foundation Africa.