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25 August 2014

Liberia: Baptist Missionary Educational Convention Donates to Ebola Patients

Monrovia — National Woman's Missionary Union of Liberia Baptist Missionary Educational Convention on has donated some food stuff to the U (URE) Foundation as their own contribution to the foundation's fight against the Ebola virus in Liberia.

Presenting the items to the Chairman and founder of the U (URE) Foundation, the Executive Secretary of the convention Madam Mydea White said they as members of their foundation decided to carry on the donation because they have seen the need to get involved in the fight against the virus that has no border and it has killed hundreds of their fellow Liberians.

Madam White said people that are suffering from the virus need more support and as such it is the organization main aim of putting the items together and delivering same to the U (URE) Foundation through whom other donations have been made for onward delivery to Ebola centers in Monrovia and other parts of Liberia.

"Liberia is for all of us and we think this is the right time for everybody to get involved in the fight against this disease so we have come today to present to you these food items on behalf of our organization and fellow members as our own contribution in your organization's fight against this unwanted virus", said Madam White. She called on those who are still not convince that the virus is real and is in the country to desist and join hands with their fellow citizens as they all struggle to eliminate the disease from Liberia.

"To you, our fellow Liberians please know that this inhuman disease Ebola is in our country and it has killed hundreds of our people and as I speak hundreds are seriously sick from the disease so please let stop denying that the virus does not exist in our country because that denial will not help to eliminate it but to cause it to spread in every part of the country which is very dangerous for all of us", she cautioned

Receiving the items on behalf of the U (URE) Foundation, the founder and Chairman of the organization Mrs. Mai Urey extended thanks to the National Woman's Missionary Union of Liberia Baptist Missionary Educational Convention for such important donation to the people who are suffering from the virus and promised that the items will be given to the people in need.

Said Mrs. Urey: "I am pleased to say thank to your organization for this donation because our sick people are in need of these foodstuffs now because such food items will help to give the majority of them the strength to fight and survive from the disease. So I say thank you once more for your kind gesture and I hope others will follow your good example."

Methodist Men Launches Ebola Awareness in 32 Churches

About 32 Churches in Monrovia and its Monrovia have begun benefiting from several Ebola awareness and preventive materials. The Materials include flyers containing educative messages on Ebola, buckets and disinfectants. The Monrovia District Men Organization of the United Methodist Church in Liberia on Sunday launched its awareness and distribution of Ebola materials in Paynesville at the Tubman UMC.

Launching the Methodist Men Ebola Awareness campaign its District President Cllr. Powo Hilton strongly spoke against those Liberians are in the business of denying that Ebola is real and exist. He said the Methodist Men of the Monrovia District are deeply torch about the toll of death in the Country as a result of the deadly Ebola virus.

Cllr. Powo Hilton said, his organization was doing this as a means of buttressing the effort of the national government and that of the Liberia Annual Conference of the Methodist Church in fighting to kick Ebola out of Liberia. According to him, the Methodist men divided Monrovia into five zones and five teams distributed the buckets, disinfectants and educational flyers to the 32 Churches in central Monrovia, Bushrod Island, Caresburge, Mount Barclay and Paynesville.

Some of the 32 Churches that benefit from the Monrovia District Men of the United Methodist Church include First United Methodist Church, Tubman United Methodist Church, Blackton, Ma Kemah, Abraham Weh UMC, New Hope, 72nd UMC, and John Warner UMC among others. The Churches receiving the items thanked the leadership of the Monrovia District Men for the gesture and promise to spread the message that Ebola is deadly and real.

Meanwhile, the organization says it has suspended all of its mass gathering activities for till the end of October, as a result of the Ebola virus outbreak in the Country.

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