The Monrovia Docor Lions Club has donated several food and non-food items valued several thousand United States dollars to two vulnerable institutions in Gardnerville and Logan Town communities, respectively in Montserrado County.
The items included bags of rice, malaria testing kits, 15 pieces of mosquito nets, several posters and leaflets on malaria preventive measures, five bags of cement, five cartoons of chloride, three cartoons of soap, 46 pieces of slappers, and one cartoon of bath soap.
Benefiting institutions include Hope in God Association of the Blind (New Hope Blind Home/School) in Gardnerville and Cynthia Nelson Clinic in Logan town.
The President of the Monrovia Ducor Lions Club James Wallace said, the institution being one of the world’s largest charities, made the gesture as part of its 2020 strategic plan for service to help fight the growing wave of Malaria cases mainly in Monrovia.
Atty. Wallace said it is also meant to help in the fight against hunger and to ensure healthy environment. After a tour of a health facility, he described health workers at the clinic as heroes in the midst of the challenging medical problems facing the country.
Atty. James Wallace, also Director of Training and Procedures at the National Elections Commission said the Monrovia Docur Lions Club as a member of the International Lions Club would love to extend such gestures to vulnerable groups throughout the country, but it is challenged by limited resources.
In response, the Office in Charge of the Cynthia Nelson Clinic, Edwin T Snegar said the donation by the Monrovia Ducor Lions Club was the first of its kind since the COVID-19 outbreak in Liberia.
He said the clinic provides free services to residents of Logan Town who have no means of paying for medication in the community, adding that the facility consists of 26 staffs, including lab technician, administrator, four nurses, and a pharmacist, among others.
He also complained of lack of Personnel Protective Equipment (PPE) medical gloves and drugs.
Earlier, the head of the New Hope Blind Home, only identified as Dorbor said the organization was gracious to the Monrovia Ducor Lions Club for the donation, which he noted came at the right time when the Home was in dire need of assistance in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.