‘Ebola Be Gone’ to ship supplies to Liberia

(Shawn O'Domski/WPRI 12)

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — The Ebola Be Gone campaign is preparing to send a final shipment of supplies overseas to communities that are being ravaged by the virus.

The shipment, a 40-foot container full of medical equipment and supplies, is set to be loaded and shipped to Liberia on Monday with the help of the Christ Center of Praise.

Donations for this project were collected throughout Rhode Island and Massachusetts, and the package includes personal protection equipment, medical supplies, gloves, antimicrobial sanitizer, bleach, food, wheelchairs and beds. It is set to arrive in Liberia by February.

Once the shipment arrives in Liberia, the goods will be distributed to non-profit organizations, churches, and nurses who are working to stop the spread of the virus.

Ebola Be Gone is a statewide campaign started by Rhode Island’s West African Community. Their focus is to spread the word about Ebola and to put aside their differences in order to pool as many resources as possible for communities in need.

Though the group faced difficulties in sending a container because shipping coasts were high, they pray that the new year will bring new hope to the situation in West Africa. Members of the group are already looking past the virus and thinking about ways to implement better health care polices for the nations in need.

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