Time for training in Sierra Leone
July 26, 2016
BENEFITING: PROJECT 8110 INC NFP
EVENT DATE: Sep 07, 2016
Project 8110 provides much needed medical, dental and eye care to the poorest of the poor in Sierra Leone, West Africa. Sierra Leone was in the epicenter of the Ebola outbreak that started in 2013 which resulted in the deaths of almost 4 thousand in that country, and over 11,000 in the region. The impact on the economy of one of the poorest nations and regions has been devastating, and it will take years to recover. It had been two years since I was able to continue with my annual visits back to Sierra Leone. We just returned in April of this year from a short but fruitful trip. We covet the prayers and support as we make preparations to return this September to continue our dental and vision program. Project 8110 supports the work of Morningstar Clinic in the city of Bo. Many people avoided visiting medical clinics and hospitals during the Ebola outbreak because of concerns of contracting the virus. Now that the Ebola crisis is over, many are seeking care, which is placing a significant burden on the clinic. We need to raise funds to help Morningstar Clinic and its staff continue to operate and provide care for those in desperate need. Project 8110 is a recognized 501(c)(3) Public Charity. All donations are appreciated and tax deductible. Project 8110 also provides a training program to RN’s and other healthcare workers to teach them how to perform extractions and to restore teeth with simple fillings. In a country of 6 million people and only 11 registered dentists, there is an incredible need. Most people there do not have access to dental care and suffer with infection and pain, resorting to "do it yourself" dentistry or seeking care from unqualified providers, resulting in trauma and increased infection and pain. We also have a simple optometry program that distributes eyeglasses that are provided by the Lion’s Club. Providing glasses to someone who has not been able to see clearly for years can have a huge on his life. We received a report of a tailor who was not able to work because he could not see well enough to thread a needle. With the glasses he received through our program, he is now able to work and support his family. Please help us continue our work and provide for the needs of those who are suffering.
“Whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.” (Matthew 25:40 NIV) Visit our website www.Project8110.com for more information about our program.
Thank you for your support.
Dr. Brian Evans