Liberian American Veterans Association

Liberian American Veterans Association

LAVA EBOLA FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGN

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LAVA EBOLA FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGN

Time: August 7, 2014 to August 21, 2014
Location: ONLINE
Event Type: fundraiser
Organized By: Samuel T Gbatu
Latest Activity: Aug 7, 2014

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Event Description

Liberian American Veterans Association Members/Friends/Well-wishers: 

The Ebola viral disease is a highly infectious illness with fatality rates up to 90 percent, and a vaccine is yet to be developed, according to the U.N. World Health Organization. Symptoms initially include a sudden fever as well as joint and muscle aches and then typically progress to vomiting, diarrhea and, in some cases, internal and external bleeding. As of Sunday, the World Health Organization had confirmed 909 cases and 485 deaths in Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, and Nigeria. The WHO suspects that there may have been up to 1,323 cases and 729 deaths. This Ebola scare has been called the largest outbreak ever in the nearly four-decade history of this disease. It is the largest in terms of numbers of cases and deaths, geographical areas already affected and others at immediate risk of further spread.
The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has estimated that it could take three to six months to stop the epidemic. There is a shortage of protective medical gear such as surgical and cleaning gloves, sanitizer, disposable gowns, plastic aprons, goggles, face masks, boots, and more, making things worse in the country. Since March 2014, Ebola has killed an average of three persons a day in West Africa.  

The Liberian American Veterans Association (LAVA) had a emergency meeting this past Saturday, August 4, 2014 to discuss our response to the deadly Ebola virus that is raging havoc in our motherland. It was agreed by a general consensus that LAVA should make a monetary contribution to organizations on the front lines of the fight against the spread of this disease. It is in this vein that LAVA is embarking on a fundraising campaign to assist with Worldwide efforts to stop the spread of the deadly Ebola virus in Liberia.  The target amount for the Fundrasing Campaign is $10,000 United States Dollars. All proceeds from the Fundraiser will be donated to Samaritan Purse. Samaritan Purse, a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO), has been involved in the humanitarian missions in Liberia since the end of the civil war. This NGO is at the ‘tip of the spear’ in the fight against Ebola. As a consequence of their involvement in the fight, multiple employees of this charity organization has been infected with the fatal strain of Ebola including two medical doctors. LAVA is asking all its members, friends, and sympathizers to contribute financially to this effort. All donations should be submitted No Later Than 21 August 2014.  The current plan is for identified point persons at each duty station to contact individuals at their duty locations to collect donations. Individuals can also directly send their contributions to LAVA.

 

Donations can be submitted through multiple means: 

Wire Transfer                               

Liberian American Veterans Association 

Navy Federal Credit Union 

Account Number: 7034346135

Routing Number : 256074974

Monetary donations in the form of Checks or Money Order can be written to:

Liberian American Veterans Association (LAVA) 

P.O. Box 1364

Frederick, MD 21702

OR go to EVENTVRITE and make your secure payment: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lava-ebola-fundraising-campaign-tickets-10070181183?aff=eorg.  

Feel free to contact LAVA’s leadership for any question/suggestion/advice that you may have.

Ebola has directly or indirectly affected every one of us so let us exert every effort to get involve in the fight against this deadly disease

Thanks

Major Spencer Biah

301.300.7121 

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