SOS boosts quarantined families with food


March 3, 2015 By Regina Pratt 

As the government and its partners seek to reach zero new infection, Social Organization Society (SOS) on Sunday (1 March) donated food and non-food items to quarantined families at Tambakula, Dance Troope and Susu compounds in Aberdeen, west of Freetown.

In all, 35 families, including 150 children, completed the mandatory 21 days quarantine yesterday (Monday).

The items donated include: rice, palm oil, hand sanitizers, soap and Dettol.

Presenting the items, SOS’ Benoi Williams said the charity has been closely working with the coordinator of the Western Area Surge, Ibrahim Subonikeh Sesay, and that they decided to donate to affected families because they seek the welfare of children.

He disclosed that the donation was made possible through funding from Conrad Hilton in the United States, Hermann Gmeiner in Australia and the Ministry of Finance in Germany.

In his response, Mr. Sesay thanked SOS for what he referred to as a timely support, and appealed for more support as the items donated were indicative of love for the people.

He informed the beneficiaries that the authorities would celebrate with them as they end their 21 days quarantine without reporting any case of Ebola.

A representative of the recipients, Mariama Cole, expressed their appreciation to SOS for their support during the period of quarantine.