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Aug7ThuUpdate to West African Ebola Outbreak article posted August 6, 2014 August 7, 2014Further to the posting on August 6, 2014 (West Africa Ebola Virus Outbreak), we are now able to provide you with details of The Salvation Army Canada and Bermuda Territory's response:
- Target locations in Liberia are mainly Monrovia, Lofa and Bong counties
- The goal is to prevent the disease from infecting people who do not have the means to protect themselves in these specified communities
- The Salvation Army is providing:
- sanitizer, chlorine and other chemicals
- gloves, mouth guard and safety buckets
- food items include beans, rice and cooking oil
- protective wear for roughly 200 medical professionals working with Ebola patients
Items will be given out through the Ministry of Health of Liberia so they can safely transport them to the areas that are not easily accessible. The items will also be given to William Booth Clinic in Monrovia to distribute to patients, suspected Ebola patients, as well as others in the clinic and those in the community, without discrimination.
It is estimated that 2,000 men, 3,000 women and 1,000 children will be helped through this project.
We appreciate your prayerful support and if you would like to donate, please visit www.salvationarmy.ca or contact us at 416-422-6224 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.