The Living Word Missions, a faith based organization in collaboration with International Children’s Fund (ICF), has reached out to over 200 persons victimized by the January 23 fire disaster that left several of them homeless.
The incident occurred in Telor Town, Tewor District, Grand Cape Mount County, where fire burnt down half of the town.
Living Word Missions is based in Sanjanama Town, also in the county, from where it is providing the victims with relief items such as clothes and food.
Telor Town is traditionally a fishing town with more than 1,000 inhabitants. The fire left about 200 residents homeless.
The Founder and General Overseer of the Living Word Missions, Reverend Boakai B. Passewe, who presented the items to the victims on Wednesday, said the items were the organization’s way of empathizing with the victims.
He put the cost of the donated items at US$1,000. He assured the victims of the organization’s willingness to provide additional support to include building materials.
“After receiving the report of the fire, members of the Living Word Missions and the ICF were moved to come and say sorry to you in this manner. We want to say ‘never mind’ to you for such a sad incident,” Rev. Passewe consoled the victims before he presented the items.
Telor Assistant Town Chief, Amadou Kiawu, who received the gift items on behalf of the victims, lauded the Living Word Missions and partners for the kind gesture and promised to distribute them equally among the victims.
“We say thanks for coming to us, because God said when something happened to your brothers, you must show love and this is what you have done today. Extend our thanks and appreciations to the people of God and informed them that we wholeheartedly received the gift items,” Mr. Kiawu said.
One of the elders, Job Nagbe, hailed Rev. Passewe and his organization for extending their kind gesture, especially during such a tragic fire incident that left many homeless.
The Living Word Missions was established with the aim to provide educational opportunities to poverty- stricken children, as well as provide health care for the elderly, free-of-charge.