The Informer (Monrovia)

28 January 2013

Liberia: Orphans, Old Folks Benefit From Humanitarian Gesture

One of Liberian's cultural Artist Miss Ruth Kollie over the weekend identified with orphans and old folks in Monrovia. Madam Kollie donated food items to several orphanage and old folk's homes including in Matadi and central Monrovia.

Speaking at the donation of six bags of rice to the Mother Victoria Thomas Orphanage home in New Matadi, Miss Kollie told reporters that the distributions of the rice to orphans and old folks was her way of reaching out to those in need.

According to the artist, who is the head of the Big-2 Entertainment, she has a program underway called REACHING THE PEOPLE.

She said this program is intended to help people, especially the needy, every January to help them feel a part of society and realize that God cares for them through other people.

In central Monrovia, the artist reached out to old folks on Perry Street, were she gave four bags of rice. Madam Kollie said she has no political ambition, but as a Liberian, it's good to help those who are in need and also help the government to look after the old folks.

On January 17, 2012 the Liberian female Artist was involved in a serious motor in which she survived, losing her vehicle.

She indicated that her escape from death gave her reason to establish the program REACHING THE PEOPLE-- put together by her supporters in the Music industry. She called on all Liberians artist to do the same--reaching out to the needy.

Meanwhile the founder of Mother Victoria Thomas Orphanage home welcomed the good will of Madam Kollie and asked other Liberian Artists to join the process, indicating that they should not wait on government to help orphans in the country.

She said the orphans are over 50 and she provides education for them at the Mother Victoria School system.

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