Coca-Cola Battles Ebola…Invests Initial US$13,500
Amid incessant national and international efforts to battle and crush world’s latest daunting and deadly Ebola virus which has initially invaded three West African Countries, including Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia and reportedly spreading across the Region, the Liberia Coca-Cola Bottling Company (LCCBC), has made an initial huge contribution in cash, water and anti-Ebola sanitizing materials, amongst others, as part of effort to eradicate the killer disease and help those who have already contracted the virus and undergoing treatment.
LCCBC’s Country Manager, Mr. Seth-Adu-Baah, said as corporate entity operating in Liberia, it was timely and absolutely necessary for the company to join the nation-wide campaign against the deadly virus in an effort to save precious lives which are under threat following the unprecedented outbreak of the virulent disease.
The LCCBC which has made tremendous contribution to boost Liberia’s health and education sectors and at the same time implementing a robust women economic empowerment program in conformity with its corporate social responsibility in Liberia, has refused to sit idle without making substantial attempt in the ongoing anti-Ebola campaign.
However, in its initial attempt in the raging Ebola war, the Coca-Cola Industrial Plant has distributed 22,800 bottles of mineral water in some affected communities and health centers, including ELWA and JFK hospitals, Dolo Town, Margibi County, West Point, Montserrado County and Foya, Lofa County.
In addition, the company has provided 25 pieces of thermometers to few health centers and hospitals, including S.D Cooper Clinic, Benson Hospital, James Davis, Redemption, SOS and Dr. Swaray medical center in Paynesville, amongst others.
Others items distributed by the LCCBC include, 450 giant-size containers and buckets to help in the fight against the alarming deadly plague which has kept the nation in perpetual terror since its outbreak few months ago.
The company has also disclosed that it has already deposited US$2,000.00 cash into the anti-Ebola Trust Fund at the Central Bank of Liberia, adding that total amount spent in the entire process is put at over US$13,500.00.
Meanwhile, authorities of the Company have revealed that two containers of anti-Ebola materials donated by global Coca-Cola Company are expected to arrive in Liberia by the end of the Month, although the company vowed that it would not rest until the virus is totally defeated in the country.