Friends of Transit donates food items to aged home, children


 By Hassan Gbassay Koroma

On Wednesday, Friends of Transit Organization generously donated food items worth over NLe70,000 to the King George Home for the Aged and the Cheshire Home for children with disabilities.

The donation included essential items such as bags of rice, gallons of palm oil, groundnut oil, provisions, and other cooking materials.

During the donation ceremony, the organization’s chairman, Mustapha Swaray, shared that despite being only three years old, the non-profit organization has significantly impacted many lives.

Relying solely on proceeds from their annual jogging event and monthly membership contributions, they have supported hospitals, sick children, and other needy groups.

Swaray emphasized their commitment to continue assisting those in need, particularly choosing these homes due to their urgent requirement for support. “By God’s grace, we will keep visiting and donating to these and other homes,” he affirmed.

Makalay Mansaray, Manager of the King George Home for the Aged, expressed immense gratitude for the timely donation. She highlighted that food shortages are a significant challenge for the home, which currently accommodates 33 elderly residents.

Mansaray urged other organizations and individuals to emulate Friends of Transit’s generosity.

Similarly, Ibrahim Richard Bangura, Home Manager of the Freetown Cheshire Home, conveyed his appreciation, noting the home’s struggles with insufficient food and inadequate government subsidies to cover staff salaries and food expenses. He acknowledged that the donated items would provide temporary relief and urged the organization to keep them in mind for future donations.


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