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.
News4's Northern Virginia Bureau Chief Julie Carey has been covering this side of the state since joining NBC4 in 1992. She's joined by reporter Drew Wilder.
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.