Hope for Lives in Sierra Leone is happy to announce that we have received funding, in the amount of $3,000, from the Bethesda-Chevy Chase Rotary Club in support of fighting the spread of Ebola in Sierra Leone.

The grant will directly support the acquisition of HAZMAT protective suits that include a hood and boots. These suits are critical for Ebola operations in Sierra Leone and there is a tremendous demand for more. In addition, the funding will support the purchase of disposable stethoscopes for doctors and nurses to use once on a potential Ebola patient and then dispose of to limit the risk of spreading the disease.  The grant will also cover all shipping and clearing expenses for shipping the supplies to Sierra Leone. 

This is now the second year Hope for Lives has received funding from the Rotary. Last year's funding was used to help build a computer lab at the St. Anthony's Primary School library, which was established early 2013. 

Thank you to the Bethesda-Chevy Chase Rotary club on behalf of Hope for Lives in Sierra Leone and all of the people that will benefit from this generous show of support. 

About the Bethesda-Chevy Chase Rotary Club
Founded in 1933, the Rotary Club of Bethesda Chevy Chase is a local chapter of Rotary International, a worldwide organization of business people who have been dedicated to service projects for over a century, fostering goodwill and world peace through helping communities in need. Locally, through its Foundation, the BCC Rotary provides grants to numerous local organizations that assist community residents in need, from children to the elderly. The club raises funds for the foundation through community events such as Turkey Chase and Strutt Your Mutt.