Gbowee Peace Foundation of Africa, a non-governmental organization, last Friday donated several cartons of beverages and two bales of used beddings to the Ebola Treatment Unit-two (ETU-2), at ELWA Compound.The items included 2000 bottles of aqua life water, 94 small size and 30 large size bottles of lucozade and 1,300 cartons of fruit juices.Presenting the items, on behalf of Nobel Peace Laureate Leymah Gbowee, Cllr. Deweh Gray, board chair of the Foundation, promised the ETU-2 that her organization will from time to time visit the center with more donations.She said the items were part of Gbowee Foundation’s commitment to supporting health practitioners in the fight against the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD).Cllr. Gray said the items were made available through a grant from donors of the Foundation.The items donated were based on a request made to them by Dr. Jerry Brown, head of the ETU-2 at the ELWA compound, following their visit there.“When we earlier visited the ELWA ETU-2, Dr. Jerry Brown, head of the center, told us that his patients were actually in need of juices and water. That is why we decided to donate those items to the center for use by the patients,” said Cllr. Gray.She called on individuals and benevolent people to donate to treatment centers throughout the country.Receiving the items on behalf of the Dr. Jerry Brown, Benedict Reeves, head of hygiene, thanked the Foundation noting that the beverages, particularly the lucozade, came at a time when the last batch had been exhausted.He appealed to the general public to come to their aid and support them with fruit juices, particularly lucozade, and other items needed for the Ebola patients.Present during the donation was Willamette Saydee Tarr, executive director Gbowee Peace Foundation Africa.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! LANCASTER – A 16-year-old girl was killed when the car she was riding in collided head-on with another vehicle in Lancaster, authorities said Saturday. Marchessa Vickers of Lancaster was riding in a 1994 Plymouth with two other girls, ages 16 and 17, traveling northbound on 110th Street West near Avenue K about 11 p.m. Friday, said California Highway Patrol Officer R. Rockafellow. The Plymouth crossed the center line and hit an oncoming Jeep Cherokee, Rockafellow said. Vickers was taken to Antelope Valley Hospital, where she died as a result of her injuries, Rockafellow said. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson The driver and other passenger in the Plymouth, whose names were not immediately available, were treated at a hospital for minor injuries. A female passenger in the Jeep also suffered minor injuries, Rockafellow said. The teen’s death marks the Antelope Valley’s 83rd traffic fatality of 2005. Last year, 74 people died on valley streets, highways and roads. The record for traffic fatalities is 87, set in 2003.