Liberia’s giant GSM network Lone Star Cell MTN Foundation has donated food and cash to two medical institutions in the country as part of its gifts sharing program for the Christmas and New Year’s holidays.
The Lone Star Cell Foundation says as celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ or Christmas on December 25 draws near, it was important to reach out to its many customers thru presentation of gifts.
The Foundation over the weekend presented 40 (25Kg) bags of rice and US$1,500 to the Hope of Women International medical facility on A.B. Tolbert Road in Paynesville City outside Monrovia, and 60 (25Kg) bags of rice and US$1,500 to the government-run C. H. Rennie Hospital in Kakata, Margibi County, respectively in appreciation of their dedicated services to humanity.
Speaking Friday, December 19, during the presentation in Paynesville, the board chair of Lone Star Cell MTN Foundation, Massaquoi Kamara, said as part of the Christmas celebration, they were identifying partners, especially the Hope of Women International family for its tireless effort in contributing to saving lives.
“We from the Lone Star Cell Foundation will continue to be with you and buttress your efforts to national duty as health institution, because we understand the challenges and difficulties that come your way. Based on that, we cannot abandon everything, leaving it on you alone, but rather to identify with you by presenting these little packages”, Mr. Kamara said.
He said the decision to identify with its many partners, especially the two health institutions is from the backdrop of the leading role they played in responding to patients and hailed them for their remarkable performance.
Receiving the donation, the Medical Director for Hope of Women International, Madam Whilemena Jallah, thanked the Foundation for reaching out to her institution, noting in times like these gifts are important for patients, who are direct beneficiaries.
“We know it is tough out there, but with you coming to identify and share the Christmas with us, we know that you still get us at heart”, she added. For her part, the Medical Director at the C.H. Rennie Hospital in Kakata, Dr. Kumblytee Johnson, commended the Lone Star Cell Foundation for identifying with the hospital adding, “I want to express my profound thanks on behalf of the members and staffs of this hospital and even the patients, who will highly be grateful to you for remembering them at this point in time. I want to assure you these gifts will be used for the purpose intended.”
By Lewis S. Teh-Edited by Jonathan Browne