Plaza UM Church Donates to the Poor, Disabled

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The Plaza United Methodist Church of the Western Conference District of the UMC in the United States has donated a variety of Ebola preventive detergents and non-food items to three needy institutions
The beneficiary establishments are comprised of over 100 needy and abandoned and disabled children and aged persons.

This is the first donation of the Church to Liberia.

The US b-ased Methodist Church, also known as “The Place to Be,” donated a carton of Ebola preventive materials and a barrel of clothes, bags and footwear to the Oldfolks Refuge Home, located at the intersection of Nelson and Ashmun Streets in Monrovia. This home was founded in 1951 and comprises of aged Liberians, above 60 years old.

Others recipients include, the Antoinette Tubman Cheshire Home, which is housing and catering to children and the elderly who are physically challenged, including a 43-year-old Lebanese disabled man.

The Cheshire home is located at 10th Street, Sinkor.

The Christian Association of the Blind, (CAB) also comprised of children and the elderly that are physically challenged benefited. The CAB houses about 50 persons in their newly reconstructed home in Duazon, on the RIA highway.

On Saturday, June 6, a representative of the Plaza United Methodist Church, Momo M. Sandimanie, told the beneficiaries that the items are intended to fight against the deadly Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) despite the elimination of the virus from the country. He noted the continuing risks Liberia faces, owing to the porous borders with the Republics of Guinea and Sierra Leone, which are still experiencing the scourge of the virus.

“These items are not to be seen in the market but to help you in times like these where our neighbors are still experiencing the virus and to put something on your body and feet,” Mr. Sandimanie stressed.

The coordinator of the Oldfolks Refuge Home, Albert D. Scott, thanked the Plaza United Methodist Church for the gesture and Mr. Sandimanie who honestly delivered the donation on behalf of the Church.

Mr. Scott thanked God Almighty for the pass-over of the virus and said none of them ever contracted the virus.

The home supervisor of the Antoinette Tubman Cheshire Home, Ms. Nohn Twayen, also thanked the Church and Mr. Sandimanie. She said every Liberian should consider being responsible to take care of
children and the aged with special cases.

Mr. Beyan G. Kota, the executive director for the Christian Association of the Blind, termed the donation as timely and said it would be used for the intended purpose.

The three institutions urged Mr. Sandimanie also to transmit “God’s blessings to the Plaza United Methodist Church.

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