The Liberian Association of Southern California (LASC) has donated a consignment of medical supplies and equipment to the Paynesville City Corporation (PCC) and the Angie Brooks International Center for Women Empowerment.
The LASC supplies were part of its support to both the PCC and the Angie Brooks International Center for Women Empowerment.
Speaking recently while receiving the 40-foot container, Paynesville acting Mayor, Madam Cyvette M. Gibson, lauded the group for their kind gesture.
According to the PCC boss, the donated medical supplies and equipment will impact the lives of citizens of the city.
“I am happy about this donation. During the Ebola, we did a lot to keep our health system intact in the city, and so it is our aim to do more with this kind of donation. We are most grateful; very grateful about it,” said the PCC boss.
“Donation of this magnitude will impact the lives of our citizens. Already we have good relationship with a lot of clinics and health centers within our municipality, so distributing these items will be very easy. As I speak to you, we have already identified a number of clinics and health centers, and by next week, we will begin distributing these items to them,” she said.
Madam Gibson disclosed that another container of medical supplies and equipment donated by LACS is on the way, and is expected to arrive within the next 30 days.
The Paynesville city mayor noted that even though the city has recorded some success stories; a lot more needs to be done in a bid to improve the livelihood of the people.
For her part, the head of the Angie Brooks International Center for Women Empowerment, Cllr. Yvette Chesson Wureh, joined Madam Gibson in lauding the US-based Liberian group for the donation, describing it as meaningful.
Cllr. Wureh noted that the Angie Brooks Center will also begin with its part of the distribution next week.
“For us, we will begin distribution of these items as early as next week with clinics that we have already identified. We need to appreciate and empower our health workers, because they are our awesome heroes that people don’t really know about. They need to be acknowledged and supported for their invaluable services to mankind. Though little, this is going to make little impact in the health sector,” Cllr. Wireh said.