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Emergency Funds Needed
for Liberia Ebola Epidemic
Urgent! Please, please Help!
The spread of the Deadly Ebola Virus in West Africa has already taken more than 1,900 lives and thousands more are infected. Sister Mary Laurene Browne, our missionary Sister in Liberia, desperately needs your help.
The Bernardine Franciscan Sisters who have been providing health care and education to some of the neediest people in Monrovia, Liberia for over 50 years with the help and generosity of friends, organizations, and Foundations…
Request emergency funds to provide urgently needed medical and basic supplies such as gloves, masks, protective equipment, plastic buckets, bleach, disinfectants, food, clean water, and other materials necessary for our missionaries and for the people in LIberia who are desperately trying to mange the overwhelming devastation of this disease.
Any financial assistance you can provide at this time will help tremendously. Please click here to make an online donation or make checks payable to Bernardine Franciscan Sisters and send immediately to:
Bernardine Franciscan Development Office
Attention: Liberia Emergency Fund
450 St. Bernardine Street
Reading, PA 19607
If you have any questions or need more information, please call Sr. Antoinette Kaiser, OSF, Congregational Councilor: 484-509-4067
The Bernardine Sisters are now coordinating with Dr Tim Flanigan, an infectious disease clinician who has volunteered to go to Liberia to re-open the Catholic Hospital in Monrovia. Please visit Dr. Tim’s website and follow Dr. Tim’s Blog.
We are also coordinating with Sister Barbara Brillant, FMM, the Salesian Missionaries, Bishop Andrew Karnley (the Bishop of Cape Palmos), and the Society of African Missionaries, among other organizations on a concentrated effort to deliver financial aid and supplies to accomplish our goal. Follow us on our Facebook page which will be updated weekly.