Cummings Africa Foundation (CAF), Country Director Wede Elliott-Brownell, says her foundation has begun reaching out to Liberians across the country with COVIDE-19 response packages.
CAF is currently reaching out in seven counties-Montserrado, Margibi,Nimba, Grand Kru, River Gee, Maryland and Grand Cape Mount Counties.“These Counties were selected in order to serve all regions of the Country during this difficult period,” Mrs. Elloitt-Brownell said.
She disclosed that the total amount raisedfor the CAF Food Distribution is $70,000 United States Dollars, of which US$25,000 was given as a grant to a local NGO,Teach for Liberia (TFL), to provide food and cleaning items to 3,000 teachers and students around the country.
The Cummings Africa Foundation began its food distribution in Grand Cape Mount County on Thursday, April 30, 2020, Montserrado, Margibi and Nimba thereafter.
Distribution for the Southeast will begin early May, the foundation explained adding that a local Liberian owned vessel has shipped the food and cleaning items for the southeast and the ship is expected to arrive in Maryland County shortly.
Each package include rice, palm oil, vegetable oil, super gari (with milk and sugar) and detergent to promotehand-washing and sanitation.“We are also pleased to announce that most of the food products were procured from local Liberian producers, while the ricewas procured through a Liberian importer,” she added.
The CAF Country Director said the foundation remain committed to supporting the local economy in this difficult period incontinuation of our entrepreneurship program which focuses on supporting and developing Liberian businesses.
The CAF team began distribution in Grand Cape Mount County on Thursday, Montserrado, Margibi and Nimba thereafter.Distribution for the Southeast will begin early May. A local Liberian owned vessel has shipped the food and cleaning itemsfor the southeast and the ship is expected to arrive in Maryland County shortly.
The Cummings Africa Foundation is a local non-profit organization established in 2015 by the Cummings family to providehumanitarian services to Liberians in the areas of education, health, and business. Over the years, the Foundation has spentover 1 million United States Dollars in Liberia for scholarships, healthcare supplies, support for non-profit and charitableorganizations.
The Foundation currently supports the Alexander B. Cummings Model Science and Technology School(ABCMSTS), a STEM school located on Duport Road, Paynesville. Last Year, the Foundation held the first LiberiaEntrepreneurship Summit providing grants totaling US$25,000 to two Liberian businesses.
The Foundation remains committed to improving the lives of Liberians with funding from the Cummings Family and otherdonors.“We encourage everyone to continue to adhere to the health protocols for COVID-19 and stay safe,” she said