The Association of Evangelicals of Liberia (AEL) has announced the establishment of an AEL Ebola Fight Donations Pool as part of its response to the deadly Ebola virus outbreak in the country. AEL AEL-Press Release:says the Pool will give opportunity to the churches, and religious institutions, goodwill ambassadors and individuals to donate food kinds, medicals, sanitation and other needed supplies for the war against Ebola in the country.
AEL is a faith based registered and accredited National NGO/CSO, established in the 1960s with over 500 churches and other agencies of evangelicals’ persuasions in Liberia. It has been involved into Church planting, relief, development, Good Governance and Peace Building, among others in the country. It is responding to Ebola Outbreak through Relief and Awareness programs nationwide.
The Chief Executive Officer of AEL, Rev. Isaac S. Wheigar who led AEL management and Board members to ELWA Hospital, made the disclosure on Wednesday, August 20, 2014 when AEL made donation of several consorted items and food stuffs to patients at the ELWA Hospital in Paynesville outside Monrovia.
A release signed by AEL’s Advocacy and Communications Officer D. Sonpon Weah II, said that AEL donated 50 bags of 25-kg bags of rice, 20 gallons of Clorox, seven cartons of lucouzade and five cartons of assorted juices, among others. “We have come today to make a donation which is actually an initial donation as our own way of encouraging you and affirming that the sacrifice you and your team are making to save lives,”AEL Boss told the ELWA Hospital family.
Presenting the donations, Rev. Wheigar quoted someone as saying that “unearned suffering is redemptive”, adding that Jesus tells us in John 15:13 that Greater love has no man than this, that a man should give his life to safe others”.
According to him, the truth presented in these statements has clearly been demonstrated by health workers across the country and the medical team of Dr. Sacra at the ELWA Hospital who constantly put their lives on the line to save the lives of others. He commended the ELWA hospital leadership and workforces including all health workers for their services. He said their efforts are not only redemptive but also Christ-like.
Rev.Wheigar said AEL will stand with Government and the ELWA and all those involve in the fight against the deadly Ebola in Liberia and the West African region. Receiving the donation on behalf of the ELWA Management, the Chief Medical Director of ELWA Hospital, Dr. Jerry F.Brown thanked the AEL management and board for the kind gesture and expressed hope that other goodwill ambassadors will follow suit for the benefit of the patients at the hospital.
Dr.Brown who described the donations as very useful for the patients, especially the Ebola patients at the hospital, assured the AEL family that the donations will be used for its intended purpose, adding “ indeed some of the items will be very useful in revising some of the Ebola patients whenever they are weak.
Dr.Brown used the occasion to reveal that more Ebola patients are recovering and would shortly discharge from the ELWA Hospital. For his part, President of the AEL Board of Governance Rev. Dr. Nuwue-James Kiamu lauded the ELWA management for turning its facilities into a rescue center.
Signed: D.Sonpon Weah II
Advocacy & Communications Officer,