Action Africa office was contacted early this morning with sad reports and photos about loss of hundreds of human lives due to natural disasters around Freetown, Sierra Leone. Heavy rains and unsteady terrains have led to mudslides that have buried dozens of homes in heavily crowded residential areas of the region. International media like the BBC and regional media in Sierra Leone have already confirmed that this disaster is a whole lot bigger than earlier thought. Calls are going out for humanitarian assistance and disaster relief.
Action Africa has been present on the ground in the country of Sierra Leone for many years. Our local partner in the country, Action Salone on Health & Education, is already readying itself for effective intervention and collaboration with other emergency responders. Here in Washington DC, Action Africa is immediately implementing a quick action and response to help the survivors of this disaster in and around Freetown.
Action Africa is responding to this situation with immediate action. A response team is already in place. We are taking donations of canned foods, dry foods, nutritional supplements and foods, blankets, clothing, over-the-counter medications and vitamin supplements. Emphasis is on food and nutritional supplies. We plan to ship a 40-foot container of these supplies in two weeks – yes, two weeks. These supplies will be destined to assist victims and needy families in and around Freetown, Sierra Leone. Action Africa requests donations to help cover container shipping costs. We call on Churches, individuals, organizations, associations, corporations, agencies, etc to partner with Action Africa in order to accomplish this one miracle for the people of Sierra Leone. DONATE ONLINE -Or- send a donation check payable to ACTION AFRICA INC (Memo: SL). Donations are tax-deductible.
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