Our Friends, Our Fight
For the past several months, we, along with millions of others around the world, have watched with desperate sadness as the deadliest Ebola outbreak in history has swept through West Africa. In early August, we learned that the disease had reached the villages in southeastern Sierra Leone - Foindu, Pujehun, and Jokibu - where we called home during the summers of 2011, 2012, and 2013 while we volunteered for the non-profit development organization OneVillage Partners.
Ebola is wreaking havoc on families and communities throughout Sierra Leone. Our friends and their families are dying. We want - we need- to do everything in our power to help and empower the people who cared for us so graciouslywhile we were in Sierra Leone, and whose presence we still feel in our lives today.
Compassion Knows No Borders
We are aiming to raise at least $8,000 to support our friends abroad. With those funds, OneVillage Partners will provide relief assistance and build crisis resiliency by providing food aid, building isolation units to treat those exposed, and creating a crisis network between villages so villagers are empowered to help themselves.
A donation of:
- $25 buys a wall of an isolation unit
- $40 feeds a person in isolation
- $60 buys a bed in an isolation unit
- $80 buys one family a one-month supply of rice and other foods
Please help us reach our goal. Our friends need you.