Clar Hope Foundation, Orange –Liberia Donate 15,000 Locally Produced Face Masks to COVID-19 Response Center

The Special Assistant to First Lady Clar Marie Weah, Ms. Gaelle Mediem (R), presenting samples of the masks to Madam Mary T. Broh (L), National Response Coordinator of the Executive Committee on Coronavirus (ECOC) in Liberia

Monrovia – The charity organization of First Lady Clar Marie Weah, the Clar Hope Foundation, in partnership with Orange Liberia has donated 15,000 locally made face masks to the COVID-19 National Response Center.

Presenting the masks to the National Response Coordinator of the Executive Committee on Coronavirus (ECOC) in Liberia, Mary T. Broh at the compound of the General Service Agency (GSA) on Thursday, April 30, the Special Assistant to the First Lady, Gaelle Mediem, said the initiative was the Clar Hope Foundation’s initial contribution in buttressing the government’s effort towards the fight against the coronavirus in Liberia.

“The first lady sends her thank you and congratulations to the whole team on the frontline. What she’s trying to do is to try to compliment the government’s effort to control the spread of the virus, and the masks are very essential in the control of the spread,” Gaelle said.

Speaking further, she said the production of the locally manufactured masks was supported by Orange-Liberia, adding that the masks are safe to use after they were tested and approved by the Ministry of Health.

“These masks are safe for use because samples were submitted to the Ministry of Health and were approved, thus giving us the go ahead to produce and distribute them,” she added.

She thanked Orange-Liberia for the support and expressed hope for more collaboration for the benefit of the Liberian people in the future.

Meanwhile, receiving the items, Madam Broh, who also served as the Director General of the General Service Agency (GSA), on behalf of President Weah and the Government, lauded the Clar Hope Foundation and Orange-Liberia for their contribution towards the fight of the coronavirus in the country.

Madam Broh promised that the masks will be used for the intended purpose, stressing that it will be given to people who are in need and cannot afford, especially those from the disabled community.

She assured Liberians that with all hands on deck, the virus will be defeated.

“We will beat this virus. We are working and we care about Liberians’ lives. But all that we want to say is, please adhere to the health protocols. You need to live and tell the story. As I promised, we will distribute these masks to those who need.”

She furthered thanked Mrs. Weah for her ‘unrelenting’ effort in helping Liberians, especially the vulnerable group including the elderly, orphans and people living with disabilities.

“Her foundation is very crucial to this society. She is doing extremely well for targeted group, seniors, children and orphans. She is working daily and I know that personally. She is a mother, she is a wife, and what she’s doing to benefit Liberians is worth commending.”