BBF Responds to Ebola Outbreak in West Africa From Washington, D.C. Area

July 9, 2014

On Thursday, July 10, 2014 Hope for Lives in Sierra Leone in Germantown, MD and Brother’s Brother Foundation in Merrifield, VA and Pittsburgh, PA will finish loading a donated container of medical supplies and equipment for Connaught Hospital in Freetown, Sierra Leone.

The shipment will be loaded at 20720 Bealsville Rd., Dickerson, MD 20842 on Thursday morning, July 10th from 10:00-11:30 am.  This is the first medical shipment sponsored by Hope for Lives in Sierra Leone, an organization led by Sierra Leonean Americans living in the Washington, DC area.   The shipment includes a large amount of face masks, protective gowns and protective gloves to support medical facilities in Sierra Leone that are coping with the Ebola outbreak.  This outbreak has killed over 101 victims since April 2014 in Sierra Leone and over 500 in the West Africa region.  The shipment includes donated supplies from Johns Hopkins Health (Suburban), MedStar Health and University of Maryland Medical Center.

A 40-foot container shipment will be sent from BBF Pittsburgh later in July with additional gowns, gloves, masks, soap and other requested supplies.  Over the past three and one half years BBF has sent 73 containers of supplies and simple medical equipment for use among 200 hospitals and clinics in Africa, including 30 medical facilities in Sierra Leone and Liberia.  These two countries are experiencing the deadly outbreak.