We can’t wait for Giving Tuesday in November to support charitable organizations as part of our Thanksgiving festivities.
If ever we needed a day to give, it’s now, while we’re all fighting Covid-19. The 2020 Giving Tuesday is moved up to May 5.
Bumpeh Chiefdom, Sierra Leone, took immediate action in April against Covid-19 before any confirmed case reached them — and has kept the virus out so far. But it’s quickly spreading all around them.
Here’s how you can help Bumpeh Chiefdom in their fight to keep Covid-19 out:
>> $20 will pay to locally make 50 face masks for chiefdom residents, especially market women. These women, like the one at left, are one of the most at-risk groups — like grocery workers here.
>> $25 buys 3 hand-washing stations for border checkpoints and public places. With no running water, water must be hand-carried to covered buckets with spigots for hand-washing.
>> $50 buys a no-touch infrared thermometer to take temperatures, important in a place with no Covid-19 testing ability.
This month the chiefdom will require face masks to be worn in public, and to observe 6-foot social distancing.
They want to supply 10,000 masks to make it easy for residents to comply. They have local tailors busy making them.
Bumpeh Chiefdom must keep the Covid-19 virus out. They don’t have a health care facility that can treat this disease. There’s only one ventilator for the whole country!
Chiefdom leaders understand what’s needed to stop transmission of the virus. They need our help.
We’ve learned in this global pandemic, no one is safe until everyone is safe. The virus must be stamped out around the world.
On May 5th — Giving Tuesday 2020 — support Bumpeh Chiefdom’s Covid-19 fight if you can. It’s a day for global unity. www.sherbrofoundation.org/donate
We deeply appreciate your help. Thank you!