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Bong youth group donates to victims

The Bong Muslim Youth Association, in collaboration with the Ansu Sirleaf Blacksmith Center, has donated to victims of recent disasters in Jorquelleh and Panta Districts one hundred pieces of farming hoes and seven dozen of bath soap. Presenting the items on behalf of the group, its President said helping the victims of the disaster was part of their social responsibilities.

Alieu V. Sheriff said following an assessment, they realized that the majority of the victims were subsistence farmers, and giving them these materials would buttress efforts to restore their livelihood. Receiving the materials on behalf of the county,  the Superintendent  of Bong County commended the efforts of the organization and described it as timely.

Mrs. Selena Polson-Mappy said the donation came as a surprise, especially from a group of young people in the county. Mrs. Mappy said while some young people only found pleasure in what she called engaging their leaders wrongly, the Bong Muslim Youth Association has clearly shown love for its fellow citizens.

A month ago, storm affected the homes of three towns in Yellequelleh and Panta Districts rendering tens of citizens homeless. Despite continuous calls for assistance, especially from the government, they are yet to be assisted. In 2009, the organization made a similar donation to the Gbarnga City Cooperation (GCC) to enhance its work.

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