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Saturday, September 27, 2014

Assisting in the Ebola Outbreak Crisis

A friend of mine in ministry, originally from Liberia who has family and friends in the "ebola" belt, has lost a good friend and doctor back home. He succumbed to this dread disease while trying to fight it.

This is an incredibly serious outbreak threatening to spread like wildfire. The projections for infection and death are terrifying. Here is what has been done in the US, according to the White House, if you wish to read it:

There are organizations we can get behind to help. UNICEF, Doctors without Boarders, Samaritan's Purse are all seeking donations in the fight against this dread disease. A quick Google search will bring you others. Be careful to choose well.

We can also push our politicians to do more, to be more proactive in this cause. It has been predicted that 1.4 million may be dead by winter. Join organizations that are pushing for more robust help from our governments. It certainly beats other expenditures I can think of! Add your name to their growing list of names to be delivered together. Hey, send your own letter and email as well.

I don't want my friend to lose more friends and family back home. In hundreds of years, I don't want children playing some rhyming game like ring around the rosy in memory of this ebola outbreak. Let's work to stop this now.

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