The Reverend Charleston and Eva Bailey Outreach Ministry has donated some food and humanitarian materials valued over One Thousand Five Hundred United States Dollars to the Old Folks Zone on Ash Mud Street in Monrovia.
The donated items include brand new wheelchairs, walkers, medical items, food, uniforms to be taken for distribution to students at various schools in Montserrado County.
Speaking to Dakpannah 24 Mondays during the presentation of the items to the management of the Old Folks Zone, the Founder of Reverend Charleston and Eva Bailey Outreach Ministry, Madam Janice Bailey Warner Gbadyu said her mission is to seek the welfare of old folks and children in Liberia, the USA, Ghana and other parts of the world.
Madam Gbadyu further disclosed that since her departure from the US for Liberia, it has been difficult to have an audience with President George Weah to outline some of her challenges and present to him a book she wrote, including other relevant documents she received from the American government.
She stressed that she was given a duty free for her materials by the American government due to her hard work; something Madam Gbadyu wants to appeal to President Weah to grant her the duty free privilege in the interest of senior citizens in the country.
Madam Gbadyu also termed as very challenging to individually pay the management of the Old Folks Zone on Ash Mud Street in Monrovia with her personal cash, calling on other well meaning citizens to seek the welfare of the old folks in the country.
Also speaking, the Ministry’s Chief Administrator in Liberia, Reverend Dr. Erlene Thompson said the institution was established by a group of Liberian women to serve humanity, adding that they have been providing some assistance to medical facilities, schools and prison centres in fulfilment of God’s words.
She also noted that the institution has always tried to supply the Old Folks Zone every two or three months; something according to Dr. Thompson will always put a smile on their faces because they are not forgotten.
In a brief remark, the Business Manager of Old Folks Zone, Albert Scott lauded the National Social Security and Welfare Corporation and Monrovia Lion Club, including other institutions for their contributions to the institution.
He also outlined the abandonment of old folks in society, leakages of the building and among others, as major challenges confronting the Old Folks Zone on Ash Mud Street in Monrovia.
Scott further lauded the Reverend Charleston and Eva Bailey Outreach Ministry for the gesture and admonished national leaders to think in like direction.