On October 4, an Ebola Supply Drive will take place at First Maplewood Baptist Church at 106 Burnett Avenue, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The destination of the supplies is GW Harley Hospital in Sanniquellie, Liberia.
Liberia is one of three countries in West Africa were the current outbreak of the disease is considered to be widespread; the other two are Guinea and Sierra Leone. The Wall Street Journal reported yesterday that the death toll from the outbreak in West Africa has surpassed 3,000.
“There has been a great outpouring of support throughout New Jersey and even Liberia during the planning,” wrote Jennifer Hill of First Maplewood Baptist Church. “The Honorable Larry P. Younquoi, a representative from the second largest district in Liberia (District 8, Nimba) is now following the planning and is in full support of the drive.”
Supplies requested include basic medical supplies which can be found in any local dollar store (alcohol, gauze, etc). However, clothing and canned goods are also needed.
For more information on the drive, visit the event page on Facebook here.
Morrow Church in Maplewood is soliciting monetary donations to help buy supplies to fight Ebola in Sierra Leone. Read more about the efforts here.