By Lincoln G. Peters
Several persons living with disabilities in Montserrado Electoral District #1 over the weekend benefited from assorted food items for the festive season.
The food rations were distributed by the Hope for Community Development Humanitarian Organization to visually impaired members of the Nimba United Deaf and Blind Association in the district.
Items distributed include 20 bags of 25kg rice, 4 cartoons of cooking oil, and 15 sacks of mineral water, among many others.
Making the distribution, the Country Director of the Hope For Community Development, Mr. Newton Beh termed the distribution as a way of putting smiles on the faces of persons living with disabilities.
He made specific reference to visually impaired persons for the Christmas and New Year seasons.
“Our organization is deeply concerned about people living with disabilities and will do everything in our power to construct this modern state-of-the-art multi-purpose facility for them,” he added.
According to Mr. Beh, Hope Community Development will break grounds for a modern facility for visually impaired persons in 2024.
The facility when completed will contain housing units, a school, a clinic, a playground, and a worship center.
The Country Director further stated that the facility will help keep visually impaired persons off the street, begging, and it will hold approximately one thousand disabled people.
However, Mr. Beh is appealing to other humanitarian organizations, the Government of Liberia, and other well-meaning citizens to help support their worthy initiatives.
For his part, the Deputy Director for Administration at the Commission on Disabilities, Mr. Fallah Boimah lauded the Hope for Community Development.
He appreciated the founder and Vision Bearer Mr. Ralph Dagoseh for being the fisher of people living with disabilities in Liberia.
Receiving the donation on behalf of the Nimba United Deaf and Blind Association, Mr. Daniel Logan graciously thanked the organization.
He described the donation as timely and reminded the Hope for Community Development for assistance because the houses they currently live in are in deplorable conditions.
Speaking to a couple of beneficiaries, they appreciated the Hope for Community Development for the gesture during this fester season.
The Hope for Community Development is a not-for-profit organization based in Canada with a branch in Liberia, and solely working with disabled people, specifically visually impaired persons.
With limited financial resources, Hope for Community Development has assisted approximately six thousand visually impaired youths and families with basic needs in Liberia.