We probably have seen or heard the news about the horrible effects and spread of Ebola in West Africa. Many families have been and continue to be affected by the ripple effects of this epidemic in Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea. The implications and ripple effects of the epidemic are being felt at multiple levels and causing untold suffering. This outbreak is an affront against Africa.
Despite the bad news, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Guinea, the rest of Africa and the world are growing in their determination to put an end to this epidemic. There is a resolve like never before to address this epidemic and recover. The road may be long, but Africa will win this battle. There is a brighter future ahead for Africa! Let's unite together and make this a reality.
|Girl learning at FAWE computer lab
We have received many calls and emails asking for an update about the situation, about the health of sponsored children and asking how you can help. Thanks so much to each and every one of you for asking and donating.
Currently, all children, youth and adult beneficiaries, and members of the DA family are safe. They have thankfully not been infected by the Ebola virus. The majority of them live in areas that have not experienced the outbreak at all or have only had a couple cases.
That said, we know that many families are feeling the pinch of the resulting economic crisis. With this in mind, if you are sponsoring a child, the best way you can help is to send relief funds to the family. A donation of any amount will be warmly welcome. We will provide this to the family within a week of receipt.
YOU can also help to provide vitally needed personal protective clothing / equipment for medical personnel. Donated funds will also help to provide tips and information on how people can stay healthy and Ebola-free.
We are also very thankful for YOU - as without your support, we would not be able to do what we are doing.