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Local Charity at the Forefront of Fight Against Ebola

Operates hospital in Sierra Leone



    Local Charity at the Forefront of Ebola Crisis in Sierra Leone

    Helping Children Worldwide and its supportive churches are responding to the Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone. (Published Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014)

    A local charity is at the forefront of efforts to fight the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

    Helping Children Worldwide funds a hospital and a child rescue center in the town of Bo, Sierra Leone.

    For years, the primary mission of Mercy Hospital was fighting malaria and AIDS while offering prenatal care and educational services to improve health.

    When the Ebola outbreak began, the hospital was in a key position to get involved.

    Fourteen churches partner with the charity to fund operations and send mission teams and medical professionals.

    Donations can be made at the charity's website or through the "Beans for Bo" fundraiser.

    Helping Children Worldwide partnered with Ricks Roasters, a Northern Virginia coffee company, to offer a custom blend of coffee with the proceeds to benefit the charity.