Officials of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Liberia (ELCL) and that of the Lutheran Malaria Initiative (LMI) Liberia over the weekend donated cash and several food items including rice, cooking oil, clorax, and Ebola preventive buckets to institutions in and out of Monrovia.
The various institutions that are beneficiaries of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Liberia and the Lutheran Malaria Initiative Liberia Ebola Response project group donation are the Liberia Broadcasting System (LBS), the ELWA Hospital in Paynesville, the Redemption Hospital in New Kru Town, the Gbarnga Health Center in Bong County, two churches in Margibi County, Nine (9) Churchof the ELCL in Gbarnga and its surroundings in Bong County including other Evangelical Lutheran Churches within the six Districts of Lofa County.
Presenting the amount of two hundred United States dollars (USD200) to the LBS Management recently, the head of the ELCL and LMI-Liberia Montserrado Emergency Ebola Response Committee, Rev. James Ngbarnbu said the donation of the various items and the cash to the various institutions was their church’s way of helping the fight against the Ebola virus in the country.
Speaking separately when they received the donations on behalf of their institutions and churches, the Director of Programs at the Liberia Broadcasting System, Mr. Raymond Oliver Hoggard, thanked the leadership of ELCL and LMI-Liberia for providing the amount of US200 dollars to the station, adding that the money will help promote the work of the station.
For their parts, the maintenance, Logistics and Hygiene Supervisor of the EIWA Hospital, Mr. Jackson Kai, Sr., and the Administrator of the Redemption Hospital, Mr. Dominic Rannie also expressed gratitude to the leadership of the Evangelical Lutheran Church and LMI-Liberia Ebola Emergency Response Committee for the donation.
At the same time leaders of the ELCL member churches in Margibi, Lofa, Bong and Banjor respectively also praised the officials and members of the ELCL and LMI-Liberia for providing them the needed items that will enhance their fight against Ebola within their localities.