PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP/WPRI) — Rhode Island’s West African community held a candlelight vigil at the State House Wednesday night to remember the thousands of people who have died from Ebola.
Young adults of Liberian and Nigerian descent formed the Ebola Be Gone campaign to help stop the outbreak. The campaign organized the “Lights for Africa” event.
One of the campaign’s leaders, Kormasa Amos, said they want to gather to honor both the lives lost and the heroic efforts of health care workers.
Amos says organizers also want to emphasize the state can help stop the outbreak. The campaign has sent supplies to West Africa and recently began collecting monetary donations.