The Lonestar Cell Foundation Board of Trustees has donated food items and cash to three hospitals in Paynesville as a way of identifying with inpatients as part of the New Year festivities. The Foundation’s gesture is a usual year end phenomenon.
The Foundation as its usual corporate contribution to the Liberian society recently donated 50 bags of rice each to the ELWA, Benson, and James Davies Memorial hospitals and $2,500 each for ‘soup money’ to support holiday meals for inpatients at each facility.
The Chairman of the Foundation Board of Trustees Massaquoi M. Kamara, said, the entire Board enthusiastically supports donations to Liberians. He said the Foundation will always celebrate Christmas by making an impact where it could in giving back to communities in need.
He said the Foundation wants to encourage patients and ensure during the holiday seasons they have a festive feeling despite the circumstances of being away from their homes and families.
“And also to let staff and management know that we appreciate all they do over the course of the year to care for patients,” he noted.
Speaking at the ELWA Hospital, Massaquoi said the Foundation will stand by Liberians who are always in need. For her part, the Administrator of the ELWA Hospital, Madam Korlu Mulbah Karmah, expressed gratitude to the Lonestar Cell Foundation for the kind gesture.
She said the patients and staff of all the beneficiary hospitals are glad to receive such gifts from the Foundation, especially during the Christmas and New Year seasons.
Lonestar Cell Foundation in December 2012 provided free services to multiple categories of patients, including medical, surgical, obstetrics/maternity and emergency to the Redemption Hospital and the Mawah Clinic, respectively on Bushrod Island. Redemption Hospital is the nation’s second largest referral hospital and the largest pediatric care provider here.
The Lonestar Cell Foundation was established to promote the welfare and development of Liberian institutions, communities and citizens, especially low-resourced and under-served members of society.
The Foundation realizes this goal through investments in Liberia’s education and healthcare sectors; and in collaboration with local, national, and international organizations that share like-minded objectives. In the areas of health and social welfare, the Foundation directs resources towards critical access to quality care and modern treatment options.