HOPE Worldwide Liberia, a faith-based organization, in collaboration with Liberia Telecommunications Authority (LTA), has embarked on a three-day door-to-door Ebola awareness and sensitization campaign at the LBS Lover Street Community in Paynesville.
The three-day awareness campaign, according to Hope Worldwide Liberia executive director, Dorbor Mark Suah, was intended to buttress government’s efforts in eradicating the virus from Liberia and providing support to victims and survivors, especially children in the community.
Mr. Suah told reporters yesterday it is not proper to sit in comfort zones and watch others suffer. “It is our responsibility as disciples to love and care for the poor, the needy and the oppressed.”
He said the church also trained volunteers to go from door-to-door, distributing posters, fliers, fact sheets and other materials to educate people on Ebola.
“The goal of our campaign is to help families and neighbors understand the virus and the actions necessary to prevent it from further spreading,” he explained.
Mr. Suah also informed the volunteers that Ebola is real, but it can be prevented by taken all the necessary measures announced by the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare and other international health organizations who are help to kick Ebola out of Liberia.
He urged the public to take careful measures by washing our hands, avoiding shaking hands and burying the dead.
HOPE Worldwide Liberia also distributed food items and anti-Ebola materials valued at US$2000 to few residents in the LBS Lover Street Community.