Helping Hands: Local Church Prep Meals For Ebola Victims In Sierra Leone

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DALLAS- After Dallas was considered Ebola- free Friday, a big sense of relief and celebration came over the city!

Hey! Some folks even celebrated by snappin` some selfies with the Bush.

But in the midst of good news — local volunteers are remaining selfless when it comes to the deadly virus.

Sierra Leone is still fighting hard with thousands currently infected.

“Right now people in West Africa are continuing to suffer and in Sierra Leone there are still many new cases of Ebola,” explained Cindy Wiles with Restore Hope.

After church, members of First Baptist in Arlington teamed up with other community groups to help prep and pack 60,000 healthy food packs to ship to the Ebola stricken country.

“We’re doing two packing sessions so we’ll actually ship 30 boxes and each box has 60 (food packets) in it,” said Becky Happel with Meals 4 Multitudes.

Yeah! In this case any type of help is good help!

“This packet, it’s got protein, vegetables, and a fortified vitamin powder, explained Happel.

“So not only are we filling tummies but we’re also providing nutrients so people can heal and grow.”

One small act that could help the country get one step closer to finding the same sense of relief…

Wiles fully believes that… “Until it’s over for everybody, it’s really not over for anybody.”

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