Much more is needed. Hence, Save Sierra Leone Foundation (SSLF), an active 501c tax-exempt organization, is supporting a collaborative community awareness campaign, supplies donation drive, and fundraising as a direct response to the Ebola threat. Proceeds from the drive will be immediately directed to non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to benefit the survivors of Ebola, families of the victims, and frontline healthcare workers in Sierra Leone. Upon request, SSLF will provide tax ID receipts for in-kind and monetary donations.
• Ebola is one of the deadliest diseases in the world, with up to 90% fatality rate, and has no cure.
• Ebola is NOT AIRBORNE! However, it is highly contagious and transmitted via contact with an infected person’s body fluids such as blood, sweat, and saliva.
• People that contracted the Ebola virus are not contagious until they display symptoms-Fever, Headache, Diarrhea, Vomiting, Sore Throat, Weakness, Joint & Muscle Ache, and start to hemorrhage from the extremities.
Due to the poor healthcare infrastructure and limited resources, efforts to contain the virus so far have failed. Alarmingly, the virus’ relentless rampage has led to evacuations from the region and suspension of major airlines operations. This in turn has increased the poverty level, resulting in food scarcity amidst sky-rocketing prices for even the most basic of amenities. The response so far of the international community has been sluggish and inadequate. Faced with the fear of additional fatalities and more damaging economic impacts, Sierra Leonean communities abroad are actively striving to garner additional support from well-meaning corporations and individuals.
Thank you in advance for your humane consideration. It’s the right thing to do to confront such dire circumstances.
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