HELP SIERRA LEONE FLOOD VICTIMS

Hundreds of poor and vulnerable Sierra Leoneans have lost their lives, families, loved ones and homes with the devastating flood waters and landslide that also washed away so many of their hopes. It's left behind countless orphans, widows and elderly with nothing left to grasp onto for their survival. There are victims of this tragedy who have lost as many as 26 family members in this disaster.  Devastating!!

This is what we have done so far.


I need you to help them with a lifeline. A meal, a soft sponge to lay on, some clothes to cover their back, a glimmer of hope for the future. Most poor Sierra Leoneans earn approximately $1.50 per day so any amount will give a lifeline in these extremely difficult times. I am a Sierra Leonean pleading with you to help my fellow brothers and sisters in their time of need. Every little will help to give hope to those who have nothing, no one and nowhere to look. PLEASE DONATE AND SHARE WITH YOUR FRIENDS ASKING THEM TO DO THE SAME!!

CLICK HERE FOR: Images and Videos of Sierra Leone Victims in the Flood/Landslide Disaster 


(Fatmata with child - real face of someone impacted by the disaster)

The funds will be used to purchase bags of rice, clothing, plastic top hauling and sponge mattresses for those who have suffered from the the floods and their families with primary focus on children under the age of 13 and the elderly who have no one to care for them.
(Mass graves are being dug for the victims of the flood/landslide that could not be identified by some of those affected by the disaster)

(A woman grieves for the loss of her son outside the morgue)

This is very close to me because I am also a Sierra Leonean who has lived with many of the people affected by this disaster. The area where the flooding took place is only a few kilometers from my family's home. I am privileged to live in the United States now but with this disaster I am compelled to do something that will make a difference. Something more than just feeling sorry for the victims.  This is it and I plead with you for the care of humanity to join me in helping these victims, people just like you and I. They need us now. It may seem like they are a world away but they will feel your contribution very close to home. PLEASE DONATE AND SHARE WITH YOUR FRIENDS ASKING THEM TO DO THE SAME!!
(People search for their loved ones in the rubble of the aftermath)

(This outlines the approximate area where the landslide occurred and surrounding areas that were flooded)

Trusted people in Sierra Leone will help me to execute this in an accountable manner. They are family members and friends that  share the same deep passion for helping these victims. The funds will be used to directly help  those in need without having to be filtered through the administration of non profit organizations that can take time.  These people need the help today, right now.  WE NEED YOUR DONATION TODAY!!

We will provide feedback videos and pictures of those who benefit from your generosity. PLEASE DONATE AND SHARE WITH YOUR FRIENDS ASKING THEM TO DO THE SAME!!

My name is Charles Smart and my personal cell phone is +13058511647. You can reach me directly using WhatsApp. I will respond directly with any questions you may have. PLEASE DONATE AND SHARE WITH YOUR FRIENDS ASKING THEM TO DO THE SAME!!

You will make a difference.

STORY: THE GUARDIAN NEWSPAPER COVERAGE WITH VIDEO OF DISASTER

MORE IMAGES: !!WARNING!! - CLICK THIS LINK WITH CAUTION!! - GRAPHIC IMAGES OF VICTIMS OF THE FLOOD (BODIES)!!

PLEASE DONATE AND SHARE WITH YOUR FRIENDS ASKING THEM TO DO THE SAME!!

HOW WILL FUNDS BE DISTRIBUTED?

Funds from the GoFundMe campaign will be deposited directly to my personal Bank of America account and then sent via Western Union or MoneyGram to my trusted family members living in Sierra Leone.  Valecia Sittah, my sister will be responsible for accounting for every penny that is spent and she will coordinate the purchase of the items that are needed the most by those affected.   We will share how the money is spent and what items are purchased via pictures and videos.   Our area of focus will be in the Kandingo Primary School and Kamayama Open Camp where victims of the landslide and flood are being sheltered.  This is close to the site where the landslides devastated so many families.  

Our initial focus will be on feeding the people and providing sponges, blankets and used clothes to those children and elderly most vulnerable in the shelters.

PLEASE DONATE AND SHARE WITH YOUR FRIENDS ASKING THEM TO DO THE SAME!!

This is what we have done so far.

Donations

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  • april raQuel 
    • $75 
    • 42 mos
  • Rebeka Brown 
    • $100 
    • 42 mos
  • Stella Kinawa 
    • $25 
    • 43 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $25 
    • 43 mos
  • amidat oloto 
    • $50 
    • 43 mos
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Organizer

Charles Mark Smart 
Organizer
Fort Lauderdale, FL
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