London mission dispatch relief containers for Ebola
The first of ten 40ft containers of relief items for Ebola victims in Sierra Leone dispatched by the Sierra Leone High Commission in London will leave the United Kingdom for Sierra Leone this weekend, reports Sorie Sudan Sesay in London.
Relief items including food, provisions, mattresses and other useful household goods worth thousands of British pound sterling, were donated to the people of Sierra Leone for people affected by the Ebola virus disease by the Into The Light Ministry at Bedfordshire in the outskirts of London.
This was the outcome of a widespread public appeal by Sierra Leone’s High Commissioner to the United Kingdom His Excellency Edward Mohamed Turay, to the Sierra Leonean Diaspora Community and friends of Sierra Leone for support to victims affected by the Ebola virus disease which has claimed hundreds of lives not only in Sierra Leone but also around the Sub-region.
The High Commissioner said he was delighted that Pastor Kaye and his Ministry were quick to respond to his call for support to Ebola victims at this difficult trying times in the country’s history.
Turay, who was present during the loading of the container at Bedfordshire this evening, thanked the Ministry for what he described as ‘a timely generous gift’ which he said will go a long way in addressing the humanitarian needs of Ebola victims in Sierra Leone.
The head of the Ministry Pastor Colin Kaye said they have a 270 sq ft warehouse facility and they receive lots of tons of food and other valuables every week which they give out to people in need as part of their mission to help people around the world.
“We just want to see how best we can help the people of Sierra Leone during this difficult time,” said Kaye, who also disclosed that his Ministry is committing itself to give out 40ft container of relief items every month to Sierra Leone.
He said the furnitures and other housed items will help those families whose homes have been devastated and quarantined as a result of the Ebola and called on the authorities to ensure that the items reach the targeted people.
Managing Director of Presidential award winning Shipping Company Mount Aureol Shipping Agency Tunji Lightfoot Taylor, said his company has offered to ship the containers free of charge as part of their humanitarian contribution to Sierra Leone.
Tunji called on other humanitarian organisations to come to the rescue of his country during this difficult period.
The next container of mainly food items including rice will be loaded for dispatch in two weeks time.
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