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Ebola Relief Fund - Liberia
“Oh Lord, make me an instrument of your Peace. Where there is despair, let me bring Hope. Where there is darkness, let there be Light. Where there is sadness, let there be Joy.”
Prayer of Saint Francis
At the end of August, 2014, the Bernardine Franciscan Sisters initiated a campaign to provide urgently needed resources to Liberia to help stop the spread of the Deadly Ebola Virus. The Ebola Pandemic continues to take a tremendous toll on the people, the economy, the missionaries, and the health care workers in West Africa.
To date (October 1, 2014), with the prayers and generous support of friends, organizations, and Foundations, we have exceeded our Emergency Ebola Relief campaign goal of $150,000.00. We have also received and sent over $2 Million worth of donated medical supplies.
Thanks to you- we were able to take immediate action and have shipped 4 containers filled with PPE kits, face shields, Infra red thermometers, gloves, medicine, and additional supplies both medical and basic to our missionary team in Liberia, which has been the epicenter of this disease.
Bless you, dear friends, for your compassionate hearts and swift action to save lives! You have truly been “instruments of His peace”.
We are still accepting financial assistance for Sister Mary Laurene Browne, OSF and Sister Barbara Brillant, FMM who continue to train our missionary team to staff the Catholic Clinics and provide awareness, education, and life saving supplies to the people of Liberia. There are many critical items that can finally be purchased in Liberia and this will also help the failing economy. The need is so great, and the task at hand, overwhelming. Please pray for the continued strength and safety of our Sisters and our team.
Please click here to make an online donation or make checks payable to Bernardine Franciscan Sisters and send to:
Bernardine Franciscan Development Office
Attention: Liberia Ebola Relief 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
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