Ebola Effort

The Liberia Economic Development Initiative (LEDI) has joined the fight to help eradicate Ebola from the Republic of Liberia, West Africa.

Ebola continues to ravage the West African countries of Guinea, Sierra Leone, and Liberia infecting about 17,256 people and killing about 6,113 as of December 2, 2014, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. Liberia is the hardest hit with about 7, 650 and 3,155 fatalities.

LEDI is working on a partnership with the Cleveland State University (CSU) and MedWish International to send more than $120,000.00 worth of medical supplies to Liberia. CSU has committed to help LEDI raise about $25,000.00 to cover shipping, transportation, logistical, and other administrative cost associated with getting the supplies from Cleveland, Ohio to the medical facilities in Liberia. MedWish will donate the supplies.

You can help LEDI and its partners send these much needed medical supplies to Liberia by donating to our organization via our secure PayPal account or via CSU or via mail at:

Liberia Economic Development Initiative (LEDI)

P.O. Box 14037

Cleveland, OH 44114

You may also reach us at 216-577-3177 or rufusdarkortey@ledinow.org.

 

Cleveland State University Joins LEDI to Fight Against Ebola in Liberia 

The Cleveland State University (CSU) is partnering with LEDI to support the fight against the Ebola virus that is currently ravaging Liberia. The President of the University, Dr. Ronald Berkman established a university-wide effort to help LEDI raise about $25,000.00 to ship a consignment of medical supplies to Liberia in the amount of about $120,000.00. Dr. Berkman made the disclosure in his communication to the President of LEDI, Mr. Rufus N. Darkortey.

Prior to the Ebola crisis, the President of Liberia, Madam Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf had earlier agreed to serve as the commencement speaker and to also receive an honorary doctorate degree from the university during its May 2015 graduation ceremony.

In President Berkman December 1, 2014 message below, he called on the entire CSU family to support LEDI and Liberia in this endeavor.

You can donate to the CSU funds by clicking here.

 

Cleveland State University President’s Appeal Letter

 

Dear Students, Faculty, and Staff: We have an opportunity for the CSU community to come together to aid individuals in Liberia who are facing the deadly Ebola virus. I’d like to ask for your support.

The University has partnered with the Liberia Economic Development Initiative (LEDI) to help raise funds to provide critically needed medical supplies. MedWish, a Cleveland-based nonprofit organization, has offered to supply LEDI with $120,000 in medical supplies. However, there are significant costs associated with shipping the 40-foot container to Liberia. CSU has a goal of raising $25,000 to cover these costs.

CSU learned of this need through conversations with Liberia’s President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, who canceled a planned visit to our campus due to the need for hands-on leadership throughout the crisis.

Together, we can work to raise the necessary funds to bring these essential supplies to those suffering in Liberia. To illustrate the urgency of the situation, the country experienced 384 new casesof Ebola and 353 deaths in a span of 6 days in early November. Though many miles away, we can make an enormous difference through this effort.

Please join me in donating to make this possible. We have established an easy, tax-deductible way to contribute online.

Click here to donate: http://www.csuohio.edu/Liberia

Sincerely,

Ronald M. Berkman

President

Cleveland State University

 

LEDI Seeks Medical Supplies Partnership With MedWish International

The President of LEDI, Rufus Darkortey, has disclosed that the organization is in talks with MedWish Internationalto acquire a huge donation of medical supplies to send to Liberia as a means of fighting the Ebola disease.

LEDI has made a significant progress in meeting the requirements of MedWish, wish is a large humanitarian organization that donates medical supplies to impoverished countries through legitimate nonprofit organizations.

LEDI is at the verge of completing the application process. When completed, MedWish will donate a 40-foot container of medical supplies to LEDI costing about $120,000.00. LEDI has estimated its cost of shipping the supplies from Cleveland, Ohio to Liberia at about $25,000.00 to cover shipping, warehousing, transportation, logistical, and other administrative cost to get the supplies to the designated medical facilities in Liberia.

The Cleveland State University (CSU), through its President, Dr. Ronald Berkman, has pledged to partner with LEDI to raise the $25,000.00. The University has already established a university-wide effort to help raise the money. You can donate to the CSU funds by clicking on this link. LEDI also welcomes additional partners in this regard. You can help LEDI and its partners send these much needed medical supplies to Liberia by donating to our organization via our secure PayPal account or via CSU or via mail at:

Liberia Economic Development Initiative (LEDI)

P.O. Box 14037

Cleveland, OH 44114

You may also reach us at 216-577-3177 or rufusdarkortey@ledinow.org.