Attend or support the 2014 Benefit for Ebola Crisis: It will take place on September 19 in New Orleans
Update Sept 1, 2014: FOL-funded shipment arrives in Liberia
Five pallets of protective materials landed in Robertsfield, Liberia, on Aug. 31, shipped by Global Health Ministries and paid for by Friends of Liberia. As you have often in the past, members of FOL continue to donate to a fund for Ebola Relief, giving more than $13,000 in August alone.
Global Health held the shipment until delivery of an earlier air shipment was confirmed by Phebe and Curran hospitals. This latest shipment included 20 cases of the DuPont Tychem QC hazmat suits, 6 cases of DuPont protective aprons, DuPont disinfectant spray, and lots of gloves, gowns, goggles, masks, and other supplies. The Lutheran Church in Liberia is serving as the lead for receiving, distribution, and accounting of these supplies in partnership with the Ministry of Health.
The other recipient of our donations so far, Doctors Without Borders is running intake centers in Liberia. Large International organizations, UNICEF, USAID, the government of Canada, among others, are delivering tons of supplies this week.
FOL’s Ebola Task Force is networking with several organizations doing grassroots work in Liberia to identify unmet needs, particularly at the village level. There is general alarm as the state of emergency continues in Liberia, shutting schools, limiting assembly, suspending other aid work, that the economy is suffering. The country will face a long recovery period even after the Ebola spread has been checked.
As it was during the civil war and its aftermath, FOL is committed to finding ways to help for the long run.
On Sept. 19, at the Columns Hotel on St. Charles St., New Orleans, the FOL Board will host a fundraiser as it gathers for its semi-annual board meeting.
If you wish to make a personal donation to FOL for the serious health crisis in Liberia, please send a check to:
FOL Treasurer, Pete Murdza
P.O. Box 164
Etna, NH 03750
Marie and James Beebe have donated 9 framed and matted watercolor prints of various Liberian scenes by artist, Gustaf Roland Svensson. The Beebes bought the prints when they lived and worked in Liberia and have donated them to help FOL raise funds for our various projects. Follow the link above for more information about the prints.
FOL Mentoring Program
The first group of post-war Peace Corps Volunteers has left Liberia to return to the States. In order to offer them assistance settling in back home, FOL is instituting a Mentor Program. Read More
A survey was recently taken by Friends of Liberia (FOL) to determine the path of the organization for the next several years. The results can be seen here. FOL Survey Results
Liberia’s Ambassador to the United States of America (USA), His Excellency Jeremiah C. Sulunteh and his wife, meet with, FOL Board Members at a reception following the presentation of the Ambassdor’s credentials to President Obama. Read more
Final version of the FOL strategic plan adopted by the Board at its March 9 meeting. Read the new report