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Millwood, VA, January 15, 2015
With your generous support, medicine and medical supplies are being shipped from Project HOPE’s headquarter straight into Sierra Leone, the crisis hot zone.

Fear mounts. Suspicion lurks. And the Ebola crisis continues to rage in Africa, even raising fears in the U.S.

1) Emergency Supplies Sent. Project HOPE was one of the first to ship supplies into Sierra Leone when the Ebola outbreak erupted. With the support of generous donors like you, we sent emergency medical supplies that doctors and nurses urgently need to stay safe while they’re treating victims of this killer virus. Supplies like:

  • Oral rehydration salts (this is often the key to surviving Ebola)
  • Examination gloves
  • Gauze rolls
  • Particulate respirators

These supplies were donated to us by our partners, and with your gifts to cover the cost of shipping, every $1 that you gave sent $105 worth of medical supplies. Your gifts multiplied an incredible 105 times to provide emergency help in this crisis.

2) More Supplies on the Way. With your continued support, more supplies will stream into Sierra Leone, with every $1 you give multiplying 105 times in impact. We’ll soon be able to ship:

  • More particulate respirators
  • Antibiotics
  • Disinfectants
  • Sterilization solution

3) Project HOPE is on the Ground. An emergency task force — headed up by Project HOPE’s Director of Special Programs and Operations, Frederick Gerber — spent several days in Sierra Leone, the epicenter of this crisis. They returned recently, completely healthy, their mission complete. Permanent Project HOPE staff is in Sierra Leone now.

While the emergency task force was in Sierra Leone, these Project HOPE experts met with officials, evaluated health facilities, and streamlined logistics and communications, ensuring that medical supplies and other resources are available to save lives. These team members put themselves at risk so that doctors and nurses can stay safe while they work to save people from this deadly disease.

To see Frederick Gerber’s first-hand account of his work in Sierra Leone, visit “The Ebola Crisis: Report from the Front Lines.”

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