LIBERIA: Cape Mesurado Lions Club Makes Huge Donations

Cape Mesurado Lions Club has made donations of assorted items to the Police Academy Clinic and the Gogbachop Market community in Red-light Paynesville, City.

The lions lived up to their motto “we serve” on Saturday 27, 2020 in two separate donations beginning first at the Paynesville Police Academy and Training Center Clinic.

At the clinic, they donated 100 pieces of examination gloves, 100 pieces of face masks, 50 of which were N95 masks, 300 syringes, 100 needles, alcohol swaps, thermometers, and band-aids.

According to the President of the Cape Mesurado Lions Club  Maakai kennedy Amblard, the donation to the Police Academy Clinic also included Glucose Maters, Dettol, Hand soap and sanitizers, blood pressure monitor and several others.

Making the Presentation, President Amblard said  the items were  intended to help make sure the clinic continues its work with serving the Liberian people especially in-training police officers who are vital to saving lives as well as he residents of the Police Academy community.

The Police Training Academy Clinic is a nonprofit medical facility situated in the Liberia Police Academy in Paynesville to serve would-be police officers with medical needs and has been in operation for years.

Receiving the items, the officer in charge of the Police Academy Clinic thanked the members of  Cape Mesurado  Lions Club for the donation.

He committed that the items will be used for the effective running of the clinic which he said is ideal for the health and the wellbeing of men and women in the police force.

After the presentation, the Cape Mesurado Lions Club then moved to the Gogbachop market community in Redlight, Paynesville City where they distributed 100 treated mosquito nets to marketers in that area.

Before the presentation, a special session was conducted on how to use the nets to accrue the desired outcome before onward distribution to the beneficiaries.

The Mesurado Lions Club delegation was led by President Maakai Kennedy Amblard and Lions regional Chairman Cllr Dickson Doe.

The Mesurado Lions Club is a member of Lions Club International which is committed to charity by meeting the needs of local communities and the world, because according to the club, “they share a core belief – to serve their community”.

Lions Clubs International is the world’s largest service club organization with 1.35 million members in more than 46,000 clubs in over 206 countries and geographic areas.

Founded in 1917, Lions Club prides itself as best known for fighting blindness, volunteering for many different kinds of community projects – including caring for the environment, feeding the hungry and aiding seniors and the disabled.

Since 1968, the Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF) has awarded more than US$700 million in grants to support Lions humanitarian projects around the world. LCIF was also ranked the number one nongovernmental organization in a 2007 study by The Financial Times.

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.

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