Written by: Angel Morris/Bridge Radio TV Producer
A non-governmental organization, Liberia Darling People on Monday, June 1, 2020 delivered assorted food items and sanitary materials to the leadership and people of Grand Bassa County, as the county and people observe the 3rd phase of the State of Emergency aimed at curtailing the spread of COVID-19.
The Liberia Darling People is a charitable organization under the leadership and supervision of Mr. Henry O Fahnbulleh, Jr. who currently resides in Europe. The organization provides charitable services to vulnerable people.
On Monday, June 1, 2020, the group distributed food items and hygienic COVID-19 materials to several institutions and vulnerable communities in Grand Bassa County. Items donated include, rice, face masks, buckets, soaps, etc. Recipients of the goodwill gestures were the Government Hospital, The St. Peter’s Catholic Hospital, The World Wide Clinic, Group of 77, the Association of the Blind in Buchanan and scores of vulnerable persons. Among the items donated, the Government Hospital received 20 bags of rice, a cartoon of soap, 29 pieces of masks and 2 big COVID-19 buckets, while the Home of 77 received 15 bags of rice and anti COVID19 materials.
Making the donation, the President and Supervisor of the Liberia Darling People, Henry Fahnbulleh Jr. told the people of Grand Bassa that it is now time to love one another and put aside the attitude of “Hate”, noting that his organization is strictly a charitable and love abiding institution with the goal to preach and implement love through different channels. He went further to caution politicians to love Liberia, and pay attention to things that promote competition in the country.
Responding on behalf of staff of the Government Hospital in Buchanan¸ the Administrative Director of the Hospital described the donation from the Liberia Darling People as timely, adding, COVID-19 outbreak has imposed lot of constrains on the hospital, leaving them to survive only on low skill management.
For their part, the Home of 77 lauded the management of Liberia Darling People for reaching out to them during this crisis of global pandemic. They cautioned the donor to continue the distribution of such kind gesture beyond COVID-19, because as physically challenged people, their condition have always put them at the disadvantage end. “We are calling on the Liberia Darling People to not limit the donation to COVID-19 period, but also continue the goodwill gesture because we the disabled people are always faced with lot of social and economic challenges”, the Home of 77 said.
Receiving their donation, the Association of the Blind in Grand Bassa County expressed joy over the donation, saying it was the group first time to receive such donation from a private group taking into consideration distance covered. According to the their spokesperson, it has been so though and difficult for them especially during this pandemic when they no longer have the chance to access outside, where they can do their normal hand to mouth begging. The Association of the Blind in Buchanan is a subset of the Body of Liberia Association of the blind.
Meanwhile, the Home of 77 and Association of the Blind in Grand Bassa have called on the Government of Liberia and humanitarian organizations to intervene in their livelihood condition.