Close Friends Club Donates Bags of Rice, Vegetable Oil to Doe Community Residents


Monrovia – In times such as these when all fabrics of the Liberian society are experiencing enormous economic challenges and majority of the Liberian populace is reporting and encountering untold difficulties in sustaining their families, all is not lost for some, especially scores of residents of the slum Doe community in electoral district fourteen (14) in Montserrado County. On Sunday, over twenty (20) family heads residing in Doe Community were beneficiaries of assorted food items distributed by a local charity organization named “ Close Friends Club”; which is comprised of over ten (10) young women with a passion for humanity and is situated in Monrovia.

The food donation which is put at over fifty thousand Liberian dollars L$50,000 included twenty-one (21) bags of twenty-five kilograms (25kg) bag of rice and gallons of vegetable oil.

 Making the presentation to the family heads in Doe Community on Sunday, the president of the Close Friends Club Madam Wannie  V. Wilson said her organization’s gesture is based on its mission to serve humanity and its passion to promote the betterment of the ordinary people who she claims are most times forgotten by society.

“ Most of us you see here today have stories similar to yours and because God has blessed us with a changed story, we have decided to be blessing to others “; Madam Wilson told the beneficiaries.

According to the CFC president, the members of her organization are young ladies who at certain point of their lives depended on assistance for their education and livelihood, something she noted drives their passion to serve humanity and increases their desire to lift the needy in the Society.

“Since 2007, CFC has been making meaningful contributions to the needy in our society especially at Orphanages and hospitals but on today, we decided to come into the community where we have identified that most of our mothers, sisters  and brothers have dire needs”; Madam Wannie V. Wilson averred as she presented the rice and oil to the residents of slim Doe Community.

According to Madam Wilson, the vision of her institution is to provide tangible assistance to a greater portion of the Liberian society that lacks the basic social services and promotes the welfare of the needy and elderly.

“ we want to affect a greater portion of our society from our dues collected and with the support of well-meaning people in the society both local and international ”; Wilson noted.

The Close Friends Club President then disclosed that currently, her organization has about twenty (20) persons benefiting from its scholarship program at various institutions of learning in Monrovia.

“During this critical time in our country when many parents can not afford to send their children to school, we intend to increase the number of persons we sent to school but this is achievable through the support of our sponsors”; Madam Wilson asserted.

“Please pray for us our mothers, we want t to do more for the society and humanity “; Wilson concluded.

Speaking earlier, the CFC seventh (7 th ) Anniversary committee chair Madam Harriet Forkoh commended their sponsors for the support to the organization and called on the beneficiaries to remember that they are always a part of society.

“ Let me commend all our sponsors including Mr. John B. Bestman, Mr. Moses O. Gbanyah and Ms. Naomi P. Greene, without your support, this day would it have been”; Ms. Forkoh said.

Madam Alice F. Farley, who spoke on behalf of the beneficiaries lauded Close Friends Club For the gesture; noting that it was timely and a will goal long way in the lives of families.

The CFC Doe Community donation is the seventh since the organization was established in 2007.