The NEWS (Monrovia)

31 January 2013

Liberia: Latter Day Saints Donates 500 Wheelchairs to JFK

The Church of Latter Day Saints of Jesus Christ has donated 500 modern wheelchairs and other assorted items to the John F. Kennedy (JFK) Hospital in Monrovia.

Presenting the items, the President of the Monrovia District of the Church, Robert Kpah said the donation was the Church's way of identifying with the JFK hospital.

He wants the administration of JFK Hospital to distribute the wheelchairs to the disabled community in Liberia.

Mr. Kpah recalled that in 2007, the Church entered a partnership agreement with JFK to provide wheelchairs for distribution to the disabled community.

Since the establishment of the partnership, the Church has continued to live up to the agreement. Mr. Kpah commended JFK for providing quality health services to the people of Liberia.

He admonished the beneficiaries to make good use of the wheelchairs and see the donation as an opportunity provided them by people who care about their wellbeing.

Receiving the donation, the Chief Medical Officer of JFK lauded Latter Days Saints of Jesus Christ for the gesture, promising that the items would be used for the intended purpose.

Dr. Billy Johnson praised the Church for the partnership which has led the Church to provide more than 1,000 wheelchairs.

Meanwhile, a workshop for wheelchair technicians has already begun at the Church's edifice in Monrovia.

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