Mcswain Forkoh Foundation Joins Fight against COVID-19, Distributes Rice Face Masks to Vulnerable Communities In Montserrado District 12
Somalia Drive, Gardnersville – The Mcswain Forkoh Foundation has donated several food and non-food items to residents of District #12 in Montserrado County valued over L$600,000.
The Mcswain Forkoh Foundation was founded in 2014 by Mcswain Forkoh, a resident of the District #12 currently studying in the United States of America.
While in the States, Forkoh, through his foundation, has been rendering assistances to his people back home in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak.
On Wednesday, April 29, the Foundation, through its Chairman, Alfred F. Kendor, distributed food and non-food items including rice, vegetables, soap, face masks, among others, to the residents, predominantly older folks and vulnerable communities.
Making the presentation, Mr. Kendor emphasized the importance of seeking the interest of the less fortunate people during these challenging times in Liberia.
“Again, we have come to begin the distribution of rice, vegetables, tide soap, salt, oil and face masks and will begin with the less fortunate people,” he said.
“If you don’t receive today, you can be assured that more items will be distributed in coming days or weeks.”
Speaking further, he said since the outbreak of the Coronavirus in Liberia, the foundation has donated over buckets for regular hand washing valued at L$200,000 to the 17 communities in the district and pledged the foundation’s commitments to continuously supporting less privileged residents of the areas.
“During these distributions, we will be also focusing on the blind people, physically challenged and the old people. These are people we believe that are actually in need of these items. We will make sure to reach out to at least 300 less fortunate homes,” he promised.
He said due to the huge population of the district, the foundation may not reach to everyone but will continue to work diligently to ensure that more people benefit from the foundation’s humanitarian assistance.
According to him, the Foundation, has over the years supported the older people and particularly the less fortunate ones, adding that during Ebola outbreak, we were also involved in providing food and non-food items to our people,” Mr. Kendor recalled.
He also mentioned that the foundation also been supporting schools in the district and will continue to provide assistance.
According to him, the Founder and Chief Patron, Maxwell Forkoh is concerned about the people of District #12 and whenever there is a need to support the residents, they should count on him.
Also Speaking, the chairman of the National Transit Authority (NTA) Community in Gardnersville, Nyah K. Wehyee lauded the foundation for extending its support to them.
“We think that this is right time to know your people. Wherever, you have taken money from the purchased these items, you will get more. We are grateful to you for such a timely gesture,” Mr. Wehyee said.
Mr. Wehyee said since the outbreak of the pandemic, particularly in Liberia, it was the first time for an organization to identify with them.