On Thursday, October 2, 2014 Hope for Lives in Sierra Leone in Germantown, MD and Brother’s Brother Foundation in Merrifield, VA and Pittsburgh, PA will finish loading another donated container of medical supplies and equipment for Connaught Hospital in Freetown, Sierra Leone.
The shipment will be loaded at 2730 Prosperity Avenue, Suite 110, Dock #5, Fairfax, VA 22031 on Thursday, October 2nd from 10:30 am – noon. This is the second medical shipment sponsored by Hope for Lives in Sierra Leone, an organization founded in 2011 and led by Sierra Leonean Americans living in the Washington, DC area. The shipment includes a large number of face masks, protective gowns and protective gloves as well as general medical supplies to support medical facilities in Sierra Leone that are coping with the Ebola outbreak. The shipment includes donated supplies from Johns Hopkins Health (Suburban), MedStar Health, AVID Medical and University of Maryland Medical Center.
At least five more 40-foot container shipments will be sent by BBF Pittsburgh in October with additional gowns, gloves, masks, soap and other requested supplies. Over the past three and one half years BBF has sent 77 containers of supplies and simple medical equipment (almost 500 tons) for use among 220 hospitals and clinics in Africa, including 73 medical facilities in Sierra Leone and Liberia.