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Mudslide Relief: Sierra Leone

$8,535 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 59 people in 14 months


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In the early morning of August 14th, 2017 heavy rain flooded the city of Freetown, Sierra Leone which caused a mudslide that claimed the lives of
over 1000 people, more than 600 individuals unaccounted for, and over 2000 displaced citizens.

As the Founder of an organization that directly serves less fortunate communities in Sierra Leone, I am truly heartbroken about what took place on August 14th  and beyond remorseful for the victims, survivors, and the people of Sierra Leone at large.  

When tragedy hits, it has no face and it is a clear reminder that such tragedy could have affected any one of us or our families. Unfortunately for many Sierra Leoneans, the aftermath of the muslide has been devastating. Lives have been taken, homes washed away, businesses destroyed, and lives shattered.

Lift a Village, a 501 c (3) organization directly working in Sierra Leonean slums and villages in collaboration with Salone Second Generation United and  fellow Houstonians are raising funds to provide relief to the communities affected by this tragedy.  As a community it is our duty not only to offer prayers to the deceased and their families, but to be of assistance.  We are asking for your support in helping us rebuild lives and restore hope.

The funds raised will be utilized for emergency relief as well as long-term recovery to rebuild shattered lives and  communities.  The funds will be used to provide short term housing for children and families left to seek shelter in abandoned homes as well as to provide stipends for skills training and business capital to assist families get back on track and sustain themselves. 

In addition,  a percentage of your donation will continue to provide basic unmet needs sleeping bags, blankets, food, clothing, hygiene products, diapers, clean drinking water, and medical supplies to children and families in Freetown: Regent, Kamayama, Kanikay, Kroo Bay, Lumley, Brooksfield, Kingtom, Kolleh Town, and other affected areas.

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One of Lift a Village's communities and schools in Kroo Bay was also affected by this disaster.  Our team on the ground reported that 56 homes were damaged, 113 individuals affected , of which 82 were school-aged children.  As other students prepare to start school in the next few weeks, 82 of our children who attend Kroo Bay Community Primary School will not be able to return to their classrooms due to severe flooding.

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Please donate today and help restore hope in these broken communities.  Your donations to this campaign are tax-deductible under IRS Code 501c(3) and EIN:46-1403741.

For more information on Lift a Village and our work, please click on the links below:

Visit Us: www.liftavillage.org

Like Us: https://www.facebook.com/liftavillage

Follow Us: https://twitter.com/LIFTAVILLAGE1/ https://www.instagram.com/liftavillage/

Note: As with all of our other ventures, I will be traveling to Sierra Leone to deliver in-kind donations, purchase much neded items noted above, and distribute all donations directly to its intended recipients/beneficiaries.


UPDATES......


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Students in Kroo Bay accepting donated school supplies in late September 2017


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Mudslide Fundraiser: Our fundraising event held on October 15th, 2017 in Houston, Texas was a great success. Over 100 attendees and we raised over $4,000.



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Our Mudslide Report Card: A glimpse of what your support/contributions/ donations have done so far. Thank you!

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Impact of your donations: Clean Drinking Water For Students in Sierra Leone.
Students enjoying water YOU purchased
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Flood Relief: Sierra Leone-Houston has reached 81% of its goal. Thanks to Fundraiser, Sarah and Lorna.
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A huge thank you to all of you. Because you gave and continue to give, 100 children were provided clean drinking water in two slums/dumpsites. Let's continue to rebuild lives in Sierra Leone. THANK YOU
Children of The Unforgotten Fund-SL
Pure Water company loading for delivery
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To all our donors, here is a glimpse of what your donations are doing so far. Because you gave and continue to give, hope is restored in deprived communities like Kroo Bay. For your generosity, Lift a Village THANKS YOU . #Mudsliderelief #SLAftermath
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DS
$40
David Schubert
3 months ago
MH
$25
Marguerite Hirsch
5 months ago
JS
$25
Judy Schubert
6 months ago
AG
$100
Anonymous Group
10 months ago (Offline Donation)
HB
$100
Hamza B.
10 months ago (Offline Donation)
MM
$100
Mrs. MD
11 months ago (Offline Donation)
$50
Fatu Barrie
12 months ago
JK
$32
JewelryME and KA
12 months ago (Offline Donation)
MP
$50
Mr. & Mrs. Parker
12 months ago (Offline Donation)
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