A local charity, Tommy Foundation, has donated 42,000 Liberian Dollars plus US$30.00 USD to hundreds of storm victims in Kingsville and Morris’s Farm in Careysburg district, Montserrado County.
Founder and CEO Cooper B. Tommy, said this was his Foundation way of giving back to the affected residents of both communities, noting that since its formation, he has not identified with people of those communities so when he heard storms have swept their homes, he decided to go in and assist.
Heavy storms Saturday swept away roofs of many houses in Careysburg district, leaving many residents homeless. Responding to the gesture, one of the victims, Pastor Urey, said his house was badly affected by heavy storms, which swept away the entire roof of the building and damaged personal belongings, while he was not home.
He thanked the Foundation for coming to the aid of the community, particularly the storm victims. Another resident, Daniel Jerbo, said while returning home he heard noise coming from his house, and when he got closer, the entire roof was gone, leaving him with nowhere to sleep. He appealed to other philanthropic organizations to come to their aid.
For his part, John Bondo, said it was only thru the grace of God he and his family survived because they were indoors when the storm struck, blowing away the roof. He expressed gratitude to Mr. Tommy for the assistance provided. Meanwhile, the local charity is calling on non-governmental organizations to come to the aid of residents of the affected communities.
The Tommy Foundation was founded on June 16, 2013 in Kingsville #7 community to help less fortunate people.
By Bridgett Milton-Edited by Jonathan Browne