Red Cross Donates Relief Items To Lofa Storm Victims

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The street of Voinjama City, Capital of Lofa County, where the heavy rainstorm affected over 40 persons

 

The Liberia National Red Cross Society (LNRCS) Lofa Chapter has distributed relief items to victims of a rainstorm that hit Voinjama City and its environs in May. The items included 100 bundles of zinc, seven cartoons of zinc nails, buckets, blankets, lappers, pots and mats. According to the Liberia News Agency, 44 persons from at least ten communities in Voinjama City and two surrounding towns in Voinjama District were beneficiaries of the donation.

The beneficiary communities include Telbomai, New life, Lawalazo Road, Kintoma, New Voinjama, Kazza, Bazzi Quarter, Koiwuluni, Jaillah, Logan Town and Zenelormai and Jayanmai towns.

LNRCS Lofa Chairman Joseph Vannie said the materials donated were the Red Cross’s way of identifying with the disaster victims.

Mr. Vannie cautioned beneficiaries to use the materials for the intended purpose and warned against selling them.

He urged other victims who did benefit from the Monday distribution to exercise patience as other donations were forthcoming.

Vannie said those who benefitted from Monday’s distribution were individuals whose houses were badly damaged by the storm.

Speaking earlier, Lofa County Superintendent George S. Dunor commended the LNRCS for the donation and its numerous contributions to the people of Lofa County.

Superintendent Dunor recommended that the Lofa County Disaster Management Committee, Red Cross Lofa Chapter and the media work as a team to ensure transparency and accountability in the relief distribution process.

He disclosed that the Ministry of Internal Affairs and World Health Organization have also donated several items for distribution to the victims.

 

 

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Author: D K Sengbeh

Danicius Kaihenneh Sengbeh (author of Sengbeh's Weblog) is a respected and renowned Liberian journalist, poet and writer with with journalism experience since 2001, of working both as a mainstream journalist and a communication/media consultant in Liberia. He is Secretary General of the Press Union of Liberia (elected Dec 2013). He was Assistant Secretary General of the Union Dec 2011 to Dec 2013. He is also Editor-In-Chief of The Informer Newspaper—one of Liberia’s credible dailies. Before joining the Informer, Danicius had served as reporter, chief reporter, sub-editor and News Editor at The Independent Newspaper between 2002 and 2006. Before then, he was reporter at the defunct Patriot Newspaper and Kiss FM 2001-2002. Danicius is a UN Media Fellow and Liberia’s first UN Medal Award-winning journalist for his contribution to journalism and for being the second Liberian journalist in 15 years to qualify for and successfully attended the United Nations’ Reham Al-Farra Memorial Journalist Fellowship Program in New York and Geneva, Switzerland in 2012. He earned a Bachelor’s of Arts Degree in Mass Communication and Sociology from the University of Liberia and a Diploma in Journalism from the International School of Journalism. He holds several awards and recognitions both in and outside of journalism, and carries dozens of certificates in journalism and communication from studies in Ghana, China, United States and Switzerland, among others. He volunteers as Chair of the Information and Communication Committee of his local Bardnersville community. He can be quickly reached via (+231) 886586531/777586531/777464018/ dakasen1978@yahoo.com

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