DALLAS– Some folks are fighting fear with kindness by shipping much needed supplies to help Ebola victims in West Africa. The effort was started by members of the North Texas Sierra Leonean community.
The group spent Saturday morning at MediSend International, bundling medical supplies for hospitals and clinics battling the virus.
“We are sending them basic preventative supplies like masks, goggles, and lots of gloves. Probably a hundred thousand gloves to each country—which may sound like a lot but it’s not a lot from which what they have to go through.” Nick Hallack explained. Nick is the President and CEO of MediSend International.
Even a few faith- based groups in the area helped out and filled a 40-foot ocean container with 1,000 boxes of essential items. The delivery will replenish dwindling supplies in the areas hardest hit by the deadly virus.
Folks here day they’re happy to extend a helping hand, especially to those far from reach, but not far from thought.
“As much as we hate that the problem has occurred it’s really heartwarming to know that people across the globe are doing whatever they can to help us combat this problem,” volunteer Waltona Cummings said.