Ebola: The Crisis Is Not Over
Organized by: Berea College
Last September, Berea College Alumni Gyude Moore, who now works as a government official in Liberia, sent an urgent letter to the school. His letter detailed the devastating effects of Ebola and the destruction it was causing in his country and the West African region, describing it as being "hell out here". His letter was also a call to action; urging us to send support in any way we can.
The Ebola outbreak in West Africa was first reported in March 2014, and it quickly became the deadliest occurrence of the disease since its discovery in 1976 (BBC News). As of January 18, 2015, there have been 8,641 Ebola-related deaths in six countries; Liberia, Guinea, Sierra Leone, Nigeria, the US and Mali (BBC News). While the past month has shown a decrease in the number of new cases, the battle to contain the disease is certainly not over.
A group of students at Berea, with the support of faculty, staff, and community members have taken the initiative to start a fundraising campaign for those who have been affected by, and are still living with the reality of the Ebola virus. The proceeds of our fundraiser will be sent to Doctors Without Borders to support them in their efforts to contain and end this deadly disease.
Thank you for your time and donations.