Liberia: Logan Town Youths Rally to Feed Their Community
Monrovia – Youths of Blogwein Community in Logan Town have launched an initiative to feed struggling parents, physically-challenged people, the underprivileged and the blind.
By Edwin G. Genoway, Jr (231886458910)[email protected]
The initiatives titled: “Help Blogwein Smile to Fight COVID-19,’ was initiated in order to raise food and non-food items as their (youths) way of giving back to the community they all grew up together.
Though many of the young people have now settled in different parts of the country with some residing in the diaspora; all of them have put hands on desk to help the community of their childhood in these times of health crises.
The team leader, Francis Grant told FrontPageAfrica that the community deserves their help, as such, every working youth who has lived in the community during their youthful or childhood days are part of the initiative to feed the people of Blogwein Community in Logan, which is represented in the Legislature by Representative Abu Kamara.
“This is not about politics, it’s about us giving back to the community we all grew up. As you can see, the bags of rice and other items were all provided by us and some friends that support our initiatives who have not lived in Blogwein,” Grant said.
He explained further that their initiative collected a cash contribution of US$2,642 and L$17,500 from within country and abroad.
Items they bought with the money, benefited more than 100 houses. 20 homes were not reached due to limited supply.
But Grant said the remaining houses will be served in the next distribution when additional funds are being collected.
“We all made the sacrifices to help our people. And we want to appreciate everyone whether in Liberia or abroad for the contribution you made. It was a very challenging task, but our sincerity and commitment to this, with the passion to impact our community made this a success,” he said.
Those that spearheaded the initiative for the distribution included Francis R. Grant, team leader, Philomena C. Wildon, Chair and contact person in Liberia, Gibson Walker, mobilization contact person in Liberia, Theo Sipley, contact person in the United States, Wilmot Tarley, Finance Officer other included Francis Theo Sam, member and Salome Tryphina B. Walker, member. Other young people who contributed from the Diaspora and Liberia include: Cynthia Sipley, James Sipley, Decontee M Sowor, Phebe Meyer-Kamara, Prince Maxwell, Vallai M. Dorley, Dexter Togba, Philip Blamo, Marion Diamond Grant-Johnson, Dominic Johnson, Aloysius Jumudeh Nyanford, Joseph Francis Doe Tarpeh, T-See D Whale, William W. Slim-King Broh, Samson Dee,Philgorgeous P. Wilson, Gibson P Walker, Salome Tryphina Brathwaite Walker, Teddy Williams, Francis Theo Sam, Randall Masterstroke, Mandela Mangull Porson, Hilaria Beyan, Abdullah Swaray, Jeremiah Wleh, Kelvin Sipley, Civicus Barsi-Giah.