As the fight against the deadly Ebola virus intensifies, a charitable organization, the Lions’ Club of Liberia has joined the fight against the virus.
Lions’ Club of Liberia, a conglomeration of the fourLions’ Clubs in the country including the Greater Monrovia Lions Club, Cape Mesurado Lions’ Club, Ducor Lions’ Club and the Buchanan Lions’ Club on Wednesday distributed several detergents to vulnerable Liberians at various centers in Monrovia and its environs.
The Lions’ Club of Liberia distributed several items including faucetbuckets, cans of Clorox and chlorine, soap, gloves, delta and other preventive materials to the Old Folks Refuge Home, the School for the Blind and Deaf in Virginia, the Liberian Blind Association on the old LPRC Road in Gardnersville, the ELWA Hospital in Paynesville and the Christian Association of the Blind in Tinger’sVillage outside Monrovia.
The charitable organization’s gesture is intended to help the visually impaired persons and other vulnerable groups prevent themselves against the spread of the Ebola virus.
In remarks during the distribution, Cape Mesurado Lions’ Club President, DavidettaKotty said the gesture was the Lions’ Club of Liberia’s own way of identifying with the visually impaired and other less fortunate Liberians to fight the Ebola virus which has rapidly spread throughout the country.
Madam Kotty added that the virus poses serious threat to the survival of human lives in Liberia and other affected countries in the West African Basin. She said the virus can be contained if onlythose preventive measures released by the Ministry of Health are followed to the letter.The four Lion’s Club said their efforts are to see Ebola eradicated from Liberia and to assist the blind who do not see who touch them in many cases.
On behalf of their various organizations and institutions, the recipients lauded the Liberian Lions’ Clubs for the kind gesture and called on other well-meaning Liberians to emulate such good example exhibited by the clubs.
Jackson Suah, Principal of the School of the Blind said Lions’ Club is the only organization in the country that has always identified with the visually impaired and other vulnerable Liberians. He said it was the Cape Mesurado Lions’ Club that constructed a water tower for the blind at the school.
Suah assured the organization that the preventive materials will be used by them (Blind) to protect themselves against the deadly Ebola virus. Also, the Medical Director at the ELWA Hospital, Dr. Brown lauded Lions’ Club for the donation of the items and said the materials will be used by health workers to carry on their duties.