In response to the flooding and landslide disaster in Freetown in August 2017, we provided financial support to 115 families to assist with food, clothing, and relocation expenses. We also purchased 30 mattresses for families sleeping on the floor in one of the school shelters and purchased pots, pans, and other cooking utensils for one of the community shelters. We will continue to work to support affected families.
The foundation purchased bleach, soap, gloves and other necessary supplies for our clinics. It conducted trainings for all the health workers at the clinics we support, to give them tools to help protect themselves from Ebola. It held community sensitization and education sessions at each of the four clinics to teach the communities about keeping themselves and their families safe from Ebola and to help decrease stigma and fear so that community members know how to protect themselves and know what to do if a family member gets sick. The foundation also partnered with the group – Sierra Leoneans in Georgia United to Fight Ebola, to raise funds which have been used to air freight medical supplies and to support health care workers and other people affected by the Ebola outbreak.