Donations Requested to Help Fight Ebola

Donations Requested to Help Fight Ebola

 A village well and one hand pump may serve all of the water needs
of up to 2,000 villagers. 65% of water sources Liberians use are
dirty, open source, wells and open ditches and ponds.

by St. Timothy's, Gridley

Last year, an Episcopal Diocese of Northern California Millennium Development Goals (MDG) grant constructed the first-ever water well in the remote Liberian village of Gbarnsue (pronounced “Ban-sue”). Now, just 10 miles from Gbarnsue, a terrible Ebola outbreak is killing extended family members and fellow members of the Kpelle tribe.

The Ebola virus is transmitted by contact with dirty, contaminated hands of a carrier that then touches food or body. Ebola is not an airborne virus. Using their new Gbarnsue MDG well, villagers can wash their hands with lye soap several times a day, helping to fight the virus.

Pump parts and soap are needed immediately, so many villages in that area can repair their wells to help combat Ebola. Many village hand pumps are quite old and have failed, due to lack of minor repair parts. With just a $20.00 purchase of small ‘O’ rings and seals, a 20-year-old village hand pump in the neighboring village of Bellemon went back into production.

If you or your congregation wishes to donate $20.00, or more, to buy more pump parts and hand soap to help control the spread of Ebola, a 501(c)3 IRS charitable organization started by the family of the Rev. Delia Fay is accepting donations.

Send checks payable to:
Liberian Children’s Schooling Project
c/o Dan Boeger
1815 Butte Lodge Ct.
Gridley CA, 95948

To contact Dan for more information, or for a 20 minute PowerPoint program on this Liberian mission project, please contact Dan via email at or via phone at 530-846-3868.

A team of five Californians (pictured left), including two local Episcopalians Dan Boeger from St. Timothy’s, Gridley and Phil Mulford from St. Luke’s, Auburn; Dr. Albert Nielsen, an LDS doctor from Gridley; and David Pittman and Susan Johannsen, Presbyterians from Oroville; have just returned from completing Phase 1 of a ‘Liberian Villages Water and Sanitation’ Rotary Grant project in that area. Phase 1 of the grant was teaching the importance of hand washing and other sanitation in villages and village pump repair. 

Phase 2 will repair or replace up to 100 village water wells and pumps in 26 villages surrounding Gbarnsue, a total area of about 50,000 villagers. This will occur sometime later in this year when the grant is fully funded by the Rotary International Foundation and ocean shipping containers arrive from India.

Please pray for the Liberians and others in West Africa.


2 comments (Add your own)

1. Augustus J. Flomo wrote:
Yes, this is a worthy undertaking to continue to help Liberians keep safe and healthy. We are really grateful to our Friends of the USA and the Episcopal Church of Northern California to this great work of God. Thanks to all who continue to support this efforts and May God richly bless you all. Augustus J. Flomo/Liberia

Tue, May 6, 2014 @ 7:22 AM

2. Prof. Mogana S. Flomo, Sr. wrote:
The people of Gbarnsue and Elder Council of Panta District including the LCSP Family are honored to extend our profound thanks and appreciation to the Episcopal Diocese of the Northern California for the live-saving donation made that installed for the first time in the history of Gbarnsue, a safe drinking water pump in the village. This donation has dramatically reduced the water borne diseases among the people of Gbarnsue and its surrounding villages. We are very much sure that God Himself, in His goodness is happy with the Episcopal Church of America.

God is blessing America because the Americans are generous and want to see mankind being rescued and delivered from all diseases and poverty and hardship. Long live America, long live the Episcopal Diocese of Northern California.

There are several of the villages in Panta and other parts of Bong County, Liberia that are exactly like how Gbarnsue was without any safe drinking water, and need such very important commodity (Water.

Ebola is a dangerous and deadly enemy of mankind and in order to keep all the rules effectively from the Teaching of the VTT of the Rotary Foundation Global Grant during their recent visit to Liberia, there is a great need for humanitarian people and organizations to donate to the Team so as to do more wells in the villages to fight the Ebola disease.

Tue, May 6, 2014 @ 1:51 PM

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