The NEWS (Monrovia)

11 December 2012

Liberia: Bankers Identify With Disabled Institutions

In observance of this year's banker's week in Liberia, the Liberian Bankers Association (LBA) over the weekend identified with two disabled institutions.

The Group of 77 on Newport Street and the Antoinette Tubman Cheshire Home in Sinkor were the two beneficiaries. Items donated include, rice, toiletries, vegetable oil, medical supply and several cooking materials.

Presenting the items, a member of the Bankers Association Madam Beatrice N. Dennis said the gesture was the Association's commitment to identifying with the institutions during festival season.

Madam Dennis said the interest of disabled people remains the Bankers Association's key priority.

She noted that the association is committed to ensuring that the needs of physically challenged are catered to.

She told the two disabled institutions not to stigmatize themselves because of their condition, but should remain determined in speaking on issues that continue to affect their lives.

"Don't look at your condition and feel sorry for yourselves because God is the one who takes care of people. Remain determined and focused in facing the challenges in life," Madam Dennis urged the disabled people.

In separate remarks, the Program Officer of the Group of 77, Rev. Constance T. Kennedy and the Supervisor of the Antoinette Tubman Cheshire Home, Georgia S. Robertson thanked the Barkers Association for the continued assistance to their institutions.

Rev. Kennedy and Madam Robertson recounted the Liberia Bankers Association's support to the two disabled institutions.

They said the donation of these food and non-food items by the Liberia Bankers Association demonstrates its passion to identify with disabled people in the country.

"The Liberia Bankers Association's donation to our institutions is not a surprise because we are used to them; this is something that they do every year. It would have been disappointing if we have not seen you this year to do your usual thing. We want to appreciate your humanitarian gesture and wish you God's blessings," the two disabled institutions heads indicated.

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