The Embassy of Liberia to the United States has received a used ambulance donated by two brothers in the American state of Virginia to assist the Government and people of Liberia in combating the deadly Ebola virus.
On Friday, September 26, 2014, Messrs. Kenneth Nethken and Harry Nethken of Fishersville, VA drove the ambulance to the Embassy of Liberia in Washington, D.C. and presented its keys to Liberia’s Ambassador to the United States, H.E. Jeremiah C. Sulunteh.
The Nethen brothers said they have been following reports about the devastation being caused by the Ebola virus in Liberia and other parts of West Africa and decided to contribute to the fight against the epidemic.
The two American brothers said they recognize that Ebola is a threat to not just people in Africa but that the disease represents a potential threat to the United States and other parts of the world if efforts are not intensified to contain the pandemic.
Receiving the keys to the ambulance, Ambassador Sulunteh expressed profound gratitude to Messrs. Kenneth and Harry Nethken on behalf of the Government and people of Liberia for this very important donation, which come at a time of great need in Liberia.
Ambassador Sulunteh indicated that one of the biggest challenges facing health care workers in Liberia is how to transport sick people and dead bodies.
Ambassador assured that the ambulance would be used for the purposes intended. He added that the Government and people of Liberia would welcome all necessary support from our partners and people of goodwill intended to contain the Ebola epidemic.