Liberia: Varney Taylor Foundation Donates Fuel, Money to Save Phebe Hospital
Suacoco, Bong County – The Varney Taylor Foundation (VTF), a humanitarian organization, has donated a drum of diesel and a check of L$50,000 to the Phebe Hospital in Bong County.
The hospital is presently in serious need of some of the basic items so that its doors can remain open. It has been dark because of the lack of fuel to power its generator.
Most of the foundation’s donations have been carried out in Bomi County, the home of Cllr. Varney Blamo Taylor, the foundation’s chief financier, who currently resides in the US.
However, being touched by the ugly experiences confronting Phebe Hospital, the foundation saw it fit to chip-in with a drum of fuel and the money.
“God has blessed me so much. I had my challenges but He brought me through. My famous story I tell is in 2013 when my father and mother died three weeks apart while I was studying for the Washington D.C. Bar Exam.
“It was a difficult period in my life. After that, my elder brother died at the John F. Kennedy Hospital (JFK) in Monrovia due to diabetes. My two step sisters died in the village because of no access to better health care. God got me here for a reason,” Taylor told a local daily when asked about what motivated him to pay attention to Phebe Hospital.
He promised to launch a campaign in the U.S. and other parts of the world, including Liberia, to help Phebe Hospital and other medical facilities in the country.
It may be recalled that recently, Cllr. Taylor, through his foundation, paid the tuition of all under-privileged students at the Bomi County Community College as well as the St. Domenic Catholic School and the Charles Henry Dewey (C.H. Dewey) Central High School in Tubmanburg, Bomi County.
The foundation has also provided text books and syllabuses of the West African Regional Exams (WASCE) to the C.H. Dewey Central High School in an effort to allow senior students adequately prepare for the exams.
Professor Matthew Darblo, head of the Varney Taylor Foundation (VTf) in Liberia, led a team of four persons to Phebe Hospital on Friday, March 13 to deliver the 74-gallon drum of fuel and the check of L$50,000.
“Cllr. Varney Taylor is a Liberian and Bong County where Phebe Hospital is, is part of Liberia. He loves his country and people. He is a man of no boundary when it comes to his humanitarian support,” Darblo told Victor Padmore, the acting administrator of the hospital.
Dr. Padmore appreciated Cllr. Taylor and his foundation for the generous donations and assured him of properly using the fuel and the money for the purposes intended.
“I was called just a few minutes ago by Dr. Jefferson Sibley, who is part of our team here informing me that some friends were coming from Monrovia with fuel and some money to help us. Absolutely, I had no idea that you people were coming. We are very happy,” Dr. Padmore said.
Amid all of the tough economic challenges, Bong County now boasts of the Vice President of the country, the Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, other Representatives, Senators and other top business people.
“They are aware of what is happening now. We don’t need to beg them. It is up to them to make some sacrifices of their earnings. If they choose not to, at this time, it is also theirs,” Padmore said. The Phebe Hospital, located in Suakoko, Bong County (Central Liberia) is a 75-bed hospital that also has a teaching nursing school.