LIONS’ Clubs Take Ebola Fight To Buchanan

As efforts intensify against the vicious Ebola virus in Liberia, a charitable organization, the Lions’ Club of Liberia has taken the battle against the virus in the port city of Buchanan, Grand Bassa County.

Over the weekend, the Lions’ Club of Liberia comprising of four Lions’ clubs including the Greater Monrovia Lions’ Club, the Cape Mesurado Lions’ Club, the Ducor Lions’ Club and the Buchanan Lions’ Club distributed several assorted items to the Liberia Government Hospital and the Christian Association of the Blind in Buchanan.

The clubs distributed rice, detergents, Clorax, chlorine, bathing-soap, tissues, beddings and other assorted food and non-food items to authorities of the hospital and CAB branch in Buchanan City.

Presenting the items to authorities of the hospital and CAB, Mr. Dickson N. Doe, Zone Chairman of Zone 343, reminded the staff of the hospital and CAB that the fight against the deadly Ebola pestilence is a national fight which requires the involvement of all.

Mr. Doe said Liberia has experienced some of its worst situations including the nearly 14 years of civil unrest but with the Grace of God, Liberians were able to survive the carnage. He said the country will also survive the Ebola disease which is claiming hundreds of lives daily in the country.

Speaking directly to the visually impaired persons at the CAB branch in Buchanan, Lion Doe said, “We have come to identify with you in the fight against the virus; its killing you who can’t see and who are most vulnerable; it can kill your immune system, so we brought some items for you.”

Lion Doe urged the blind to always follow the preventive measures announced by the Ministry of Health as a means of protecting themselves against the virus.

In separate response, the Administrator of the Liberian Government Hospital, Stephen B. Warner, and CAB Buchanan Branch, Robert S. Kpadoe lauded the Lions’ Clubs of Liberia for their continuous assistance to visually impaired persons as well as others with various forms of deformities across the country.

The heads of the hospital and CAB assured members of the Lions’ Clubs that the donated Ebola items will be used for the purpose intended to benefit health workers, staff and the blind.