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Care Packages for Sierra Leone's Healthcare Workers by PW232

Organized by: Roselynn Lewis

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Roselynn Lewis via Crowdrise
August 20, 2014

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THE STORY:

 

Update

Today( September 16, 2014) a representative group from PW232 visited the Mabasseneh- St John of God Catholic Hospital and donated 25 baskets to the staff at the hospital including medical and support staff.. During their visit the Doctor In charge took them round the facility which was very peaceful and calm.

Kindly find photos from the visit as part of our photo gallery.

 

Update

Thanks to your generosity we have been able to deliver care packages to Connaught hospital. Meet some of the men and women working in the Ebola isolation ward at Connaught Hospital. (see pictures)

Sewa (young man in the blue nurses uniform) is still a nursing student. When I asked Sewa why he was at the hospital he replied, "We all want to fin...d a way to help. I also really want to learn."

Nurses, cleaners, even security guards got care packages. The security guard explained he was overwhelmed with the kindness.
"I've been kicked out of my home. They said I can't come back because of where I am working. So this package will go a long way. Thank you!"

A huge THANKS to the King team at Connaught Hospital for assisting PowerWomen232 in coordinating the donations and ensuring they get into the hands of the people working everyday in the isolation unit. There are several people volunteering their time to ensure Sierra Leoneans get the assistance needed.

Some didn't want to be photographed for fear of stigmatization. These are some downsides of this disease.

These are our National Heroes and they deserve the thanks. Let's all continue to pray for them.
 

Update: Our efforts to deliver to Dr. Cole's office were not possible as it has been shut down. We will continue to donate to healthcare workers until we run out of supplies.

Our Story

When PowerWomen 232 launched its response to the Ebola Virus Disease Outbreak  --"All Hands on Deck," PW232 just wanted to pool its own resources together and make a donation of care packages.  Then we partnered with Radio Democracy 98.1 to help spread the word. The response we got from our support networks have blown us away. This has inspired us to do more.

So far we have received  $1042.90 USD (Le5,042,000.00)  in donations and prepared about 20 care packages (we still have supplies for about 10 more, and we have recieved in kind donations) for the families of our fallen healthcare hero's and the healthcare workers at the Emergency Treatment Centers in Kenema and Kailahun. I am proud to say our first set of care packages have been delivered in Kenema.

On the heels of this success, we would like to donate more care packages to more healthcare workers at medical facilities where there have been new cases such as the Ola During Children's Center, The late Dr. Cole's ward at Connaught Hospital, 34 at Wilberforce and more.

The Ebola outbreak is everyone's problem. Donate funds for care packages. Let's say 'tenki' (thank you), we appreciate you, God will bless you for your sacrifices to our health care workers and families.

Let's come together and fight Ebola.. because its is possible.

What: The donation of funds for care packages for:

1. Healthcare workers and their families.
2. Families of healthcare workers who have lost their lives on the front line.

Why: Everyone can make a difference. Each citizen and friend of Sierra Leone can make a strategic difference in ending the Ebola Virus Outbreak.

Items to be purchased with funds: Soap, Toothpaste, Teak, Milk, Sardine, Ovaltine, Sugar, Luncheon Meat, Cheese, Juice, Biscuits, Sweets, Lucozade, Glucose biscuit, Quaker Oats, Maggi, Black Eye Beans, Corn Pap, Salt, thank you cards, baskets and clear plastic wrap. (In kind donations accepted as well) Drop off Locations are 1. Radio Democracy Office - 7 Upper Waterloo Street; 2. 36 Lightfoot Boston Street; 3. 23 Pademba Road (downstairs).

Who is PW232: PowerWomen 232 is a newly formed network for women professionals in Sierra Leone. The network aims to bring professional women together to promote career advancement, leadership development of women entrepreneurs and professionals in all fields through networking, professional development, leadership, social events and community service.



Best Wishes,
Your PowerWomen 232 Team - Alitta Ansu-Katta, Ajara Bomah, Isata Claye, Isata George-Sankoh, Asmaa James, Henrietta Johnson, Manja Kargbo, Fanny Koroma, Joe Koroma-Oyewole, Roselynn O. Lewis, Harriet Mason, Ariana Oluwole, Christine Sesay, Fatima Sesay, Yeniva Sisay-Sogbeh, Nicky Spencer-Coker, Laura Williams.

$10,415

 

104% Raised of $10,000 Goal

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  • Anonymous

    $100

  • DD

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • EG

    $50

  • E. Tazel

    $500

  • kriogyal

    $20

  • Sandrine Lisk

    $100

  • Lena/Joe

    $100

  • M Duff

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $30

  • Sharon Griffiths

    $50

  • Khadija Shears

    $40

  • S.S.Kamara

    $20

  • Charlotte Ashamu

    $50

  • L. Rawlings

    $100

  • Karena

    $20

  • Anonymous

     

  • Shine On Sierra Leone

    $2,500

  • Emma Fofanah

    $50

  • Ignite Fellowship

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $30

  • Anonymous

    $40

  • angela alghali

     

  • Immigration Advocacy Network Fundraiser

    $600

  • Amanda Angel

     

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Kat Wilson

    $100

  • Royal Dynamite

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Truelement Inc.

    $20

  • Yakama M Jones

    $150

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Colby College

    $500

  • Gary Weingarten & Shawna Smith

    $1,000

  • Nigerian Thinkers

    $112

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Sweet Palm Whine

    $1,651

  • Immigration Advocacy Network

    $800

  • Denise Alvarado & La Familia de Verlaine

    $850

  • David Towriss

    $31

  • Sweet Palm Whine

     

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Organized by

Roselynn Lewis

This is a direct to organizer fundraiser.

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The Team: $10,415 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fundraiser Title

Roselynn Lewis

Amount Raised

$8,415

 

84% Raised of $10,000 Goal

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Sandrine Lisk

Amount Raised

$2,000

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Carolyn Ouellette

Amount Raised

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Donor Comments

Sweet Palm Whine

Sweet Palm Whine

4 years ago

David Towriss

David Towriss

DONATION: $31

Palm whine 4 years ago

Denise Alvarado & La Familia de Verlaine

Denise Alvarado & La Familia de Verlaine

DONATION: $850

It was with pleasure that we were able to raise $850 for the 70 or so orphans who lost their parents to Ebola this year. Many blessings to Power Women 232 for your incredible work. ALL HANDS ON DECK!!!! XO Denise & the Verlaine family. 4 years ago

Immigration Advocacy Network

Immigration Advocacy Network

DONATION: $800

Care Packages for Christmas 2014 4 years ago

Sweet Palm Whine

Sweet Palm Whine

DONATION: $1,651

Sweet Palm Whine 4 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $10

Thanks to those who organised Sweet Palm Whine fundraiser in London on Friday. Just wanted to top as you've done such a great job! Good luck to all those working hard out there ! Wish I could give more... 4 years ago

Nigerian Thinkers

Nigerian Thinkers

DONATION: $112

Ebola 4 years ago

Gary Weingarten & Shawna Smith

Gary Weingarten & Shawna Smith

DONATION: $1,000

All Hands On Deck!!!! 4 years ago

Colby College

Colby College

DONATION: $500

From a fundraiser our students ran. Blessings on your work. 4 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $100

4 years ago

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