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14th November 2014, 08:04
I didn't know that the Ebola crisis was so bad in Liberia and other countries until I read this article this morning:

Number of Ebola-affected orphans in Liberia triples; patients mysteriously 'disappearing'; epidemic out of control in 80% of country

Will no one help Liberia’s forgotten Ebola orphans?
Victims’ children are being left to fend for themselves while officials indulge in form-filling

How do we best help these children? All I feel that I can do at the moment is to give some money to charity, so have been looking at them and not sure which is the best one. Save The Children looks quite good (if giving from the UK)...?...


14th November 2014, 08:55

In Liberia, Ebola survivors care for orphans of the disease

14th November 2014, 11:36
Providence Baptist Church Donates To Vulnerable Institutions, Individuals (http://www.liberianobserver.com/news/providence-baptist-church-donates-vulnerable-institutions-individuals)
Sun, 09/14/2014

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Rev. Joseph J. Roberts, Director of Congregational Life (Providence Baptist Church) with Students At The Love Orphanage Center

Institutions that benefited from the donations, according to Rev. Roberts included, but not limited to:

the Liberia Baptist Missionary and Educational Convention,
the Antoinette Tubman Cheshire Home,
the School of the Blind in Brewerville,
School of the Blind in Gardnersville,
the Love Orphanage Home on the Robert field Highway,
the Bo-Waterside community in Grand Cape Mount County,
the Government Hospital and the Amandu Town Community in Bomi County,
and some members of the Muslim Communities in and around Monrovia.

Donations were made possible through (among others):

The DeVos Foundation Grand Rapids, Michigan;
the Historic Ebenezer Baptist Church Atlanta, Georgia;
Shiloh Baptist Church, Trenton, NJ;
Fountain of Raleigh Fellowship Raleigh, NC;
Madison Square Church, Grand Rapids, Michigan;
Genesis Baptist Church, Greensboro, North Carolina;
Sister Cherly Clarke New York City;
The Providence Fellowship, USA;


Jorg Wolf Foundation Donates To Orphanages (http://www.liberianobserver.com/news/jorg-wolf-foundation-donates-orphanages)
Fri, 06/20/2014

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Leaders of the New Apostolic Church posed with orphanages and the items donated.

Jorg Wolf Foundation, a German based humanitarian group on Tuesday, June 10, donated assorted items worth about US$6,000 to orphanages in three counties including Nimba, Bong and Monsterrado.The items included

bags of rice and sugar,
cartons of milk,
cooking oil,
textbooks and note books,
among others.

The donations were made on behalf of the Foundation by the New Apostolic Church in Liberia.

Receiving the donation on behalf of Love a Child Orphanage Home, Mother Wright, said the orphanage was going through financial crisis, making it difficult to maintain the home and feed the kids. Love a Child is situated on the Robertsfield Highway in Montserrado County.


ULFB Identifies With Orphans -Donates US$4,000 Worth of Supplies (http://www.liberianobserver.com/news/ulfb-identifies-orphans)
Thu, 01/02/2014

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Two ULFB members Posed with the donation

The Universities of Liberia Fraternity Bond, (ULFB) a philanthropist organization, over the weekend brought smiles to a number of young orphans in the port city of Buchanan, Grand Bassa. The organization, which comprises graduates of various universities in the country, donated to the God Heritage Charity Orphanage and the Todcad Charity Orphanage homes in Grand Bassa County,

50 bags of 100lb-rice,
31 mattress,
2 bags of children’s toys,
3 cartons of note books,
30 pieces of mosquito nets,
4 bags of used clothing,
1 carton of chalk
and several pairs of used shoes

Presenting the items, The President of ULFB, Prince Koinah, explained that his organization was proud to help needy orphans during this festive season. He put the cost of the items at over four thousand United States dollars (US$ 4,000.00).

Mother Kumeh, while shedding tears, disclosed that her orphanage home has been surviving through donations from the United Nations Peace Keepers assigned in the county. She said that efforts to attract some help from county officials, donors and the government have turned out a waste of time.

“I usually go to the UN Peace Keepers to ask for food so that these orphans can have something to eat. The peacekeepers are doing extremely well for the children and me, as they always come to our aid,” Mother Kumeh stressed.

J. Fallah Kokoe, founder of the Todcad Charity Orphanage Home called the donation a dream come true for the children. Founder Kokoe said that the orphans had no hope of celebrating the New Year well, due to the difficulties they were going through. He said the children were not eating regularly because they have no food and they were also sleeping on top of wood, strapped together with cords, forming veritable rafts of hard-wood to sleep on, lacking mattresses.

Kokoe said that he was doing everything to help make the children happy, but found it difficult to bring them that joy they need. “This orphanage home was established more than 10 years ago and if you took a look at the in- side of the building, you would find that the orphans are sleeping comfortably.”