The New Dawn (Monrovia)

29 August 2014

Liberia: NOCAL Supports 'Feed the Future'

The National Oil Company of Liberia or NOCAL has provided several items to a local organization, 'Feed the Future,' as part of the ongoing Ebola fight. Items donated on Wednesday, 28 August include a consignment of Clorox, heavy duty rubber gloves and detergent soap. NOCAL also provided mattresses, buckets, clothing, assorted food items as well as other basic commodities.

According to a press release, the donations were in response to an appeal from 'Feed the Future' to help its campaign to contain the spread of the deadly Ebola virus. Presenting the items, NOCAL Assistant Vice President for Corporate Social Relations, Pete Norman, said the company was saddened by the effects of the virus on the Liberian people.

He said the gesture is a manifestation of NOCAL's interest to work with humanity and help Liberians in these difficult times. "We are in this fight with you as our country struggles to kick out this nightmare that is taking the lives of our loved ones, family members and innocent children," Mr. Norman reiterated, with the assurance that NOCAL is committed to fighting the disease from many fronts.

An executive of 'Feed the Future,' John T. Richardson, expressed gratitude to NOCAL for what he described as a meaningful contribution to his organization's effort. He spoke of the difficulties the organization was encountering in gathering resources to execute its programs.

Mr. Richardson lauded NOCAL for responding to the group's request for assistance, which he indicated will go a long way in helping those in need, especially individuals who have been quarantined as a result of Ebola, adding, "They need more attention than ever before."

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