Americana Community Center taking donations to help healthcare workers in Liberia

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by WHAS11.com

WHAS11.com

Posted on August 25, 2014 at 6:34 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- With the Ebola outbreak spreading in West Africa a local group is deciding to step up and "do something.”

The Americana Community Center in South Louisville is collecting donations of medical supplies to send to healthcare workers in Liberia.

Among the items needed are: hand sanitizer, bleach, bottled water, gloves, and face masks.

The project started with several Liberian Americans who use the Americana Community Center.

They wanted to do something to help their families back home.

“So anyone who has anything to offer the Liberian community in Kentucky and Southern Indiana, we would be highly appreciative,” Roland B. Kesseh, with the Americana Community Center, said.

If you'd like to donate there are two drop boxes set up at the Americana Community Center on  Southside Drive.

But sending the donations overseas won't be cheap. Shipping is expected to cost $8,000 so monetary donations will help too.

What are you doing to help improve your community? Let us know on Facebook or Twitter by using #DoSomething. You can also send an email to dosomething@whas11.com.
  
 

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