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Coca-Cola donates US$ 48,000 supplies to fight Ebola

Jos Garneo Cephas
The Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer of the global multinational corporation, Coca-Cola Company, Alexander B.  Cummings, Jr.
The Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer of the global multinational corporation, Coca-Cola Company, Alexander B. Cummings, Jr.

(www.elbcradio.com/ Sept. 18, 2014)-A consignment of medical supplies, valued over US$48,000, has been donated to the National Ebola Task Force.

According to the Company’s Human Resource Manager, Gabriel Johnson, the consignment includes latex gloves, gowns, face shields, shoe covers, among others.

The Liberia Coca-Cola Bottling Company made the donation to the National Ebola Task Force Tuesday, September 16, 2014 in Monrovia.

Presenting the items, Attorney Johnson said: “The consignment is part of Coca Cola Global Brand’s US$200,000 support to fight the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.”

Coca Cola Global Brand’s US$200,000 support is being provided the sub-region through the company’s Africa Foundation.

“Besides the consignment of medical supplies, Liberia Coca-Cola Bottling Company would provide 6,000 bottles of drinking water for two months to the National Ebola Task Force,” Attorney Johnson also noted.

He reassured the Liberian Government of its continued support to combating the deadly virus until it is completely eradicated from Liberia.

Receiving the medical items, the Head of the Ebola Task Force Resource Center, Dorbor Jallah, thanked the Liberia Coca-Cola Bottling Company for the gesture.

Mr. Jallah assured the Company that the consignment of medical items will be used for its intended purpose.

Before the latest donation, the company had distributed contactless thermometers among 12 hospitals and clinics, sanitary products like buckets and bleaches to communities.

Other donations included water to the then quarantined Dolo Town, in Margibi County, the WestPoint Holding Center including the ELWA and JFK Ebola Treatment Units.

The gesture, according to the company will continue until the disease can be totally eradicated from Liberia.m The Ebola disease has killed more than 1, 900 people in the four infested countries
 

 


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