Liberia: Local Charity Supports Logan Town Residents in Covid-19 Fight
Monrovia – A local charity, Manneh Family Foundation, has reached to several residents of Logan Community on the Bushrod Island handling out an assortment of food and non-food items.
The items included bags of rice, soap, clorox, hand washing buckets, among others.
The initiative is being led by Francis Teah Manneh, former player of Junior Lone Star and friends.
Manneh, who also played for Invincible Eleven (IE), LPRC Oilers and NPA Anchors, has been out of Liberia for over a decade in the United States.
But speaking via Skype from the United States, the former deadly left-footed striker stated that a period of being away has not changed his love for the people in the community in which he grew up.
Those benefitting were largely from a part of Logan Town called Ballah Town, which is a little enclave within Logan Town on the Bushrod Island in Monrovia. It is this community, which sits among the Logan Town Cinema, Market and King Peter Town, where Manneh who is fondly called by his peers Teah Boso or Joel Tiéhi, started his footballing career.
More than 40 households received a bag of rice each as well as a bucket and other sanitary materials.
“As we battle this invisible enemy called COVID-19, it is incumbent upon us as a people to pull together to defeat this pandemic “Manneh said, as the community dwellers watched him speak through video link.
“We can defeat Coronavirus if we follow all of the necessary health protocols,” he added.
He cautioned the community dwellers against engaging in activities that will undermine the fight against COVID-19.
“Let’s do the right things and support the government and partners in making the battle against coronavirus a success,” Manneh added.
He further stated that in his weak way, he was trying to give something to his people to eat so as to strengthen their resolve to defeat the virus.
He added “Manneh Family Foundation” is an initiative set up to memorialize his late father, Mr. John Manneh and fallen aunty Victoria Ma Gbaluka Manneh.
“It is way of showing passion and commitment for the dedication of these two individuals to our community,” Francis Manneh averred.
He also commended two other individuals from the community, who are residents of the United States for their support to the initiative.
The people termed the donations as very timely and far reaching.
“Our son and brother Teah Boso has thought on us. And has reached out to us in a very special and heartwarming way,” 45-year-old Fatu Hayward said.
Abraham Toure, a long time resident of the community, also added his voice: “Thank you plenty for thinking on your people at this pressing time of need. We are grateful.”