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Oct 16, 2015 4:30 PM ET

Archived: Solidary fund for Freetown Flood victims: Put a smile in faces of freetown flood victims

iCrowdNewswire - Oct 16, 2015

Solidary fund for Freetown Flood victims

On September 16, 2015, the city of Freetown, Sierra Leone flooded after torrential rainfalls. The downpour resulted to serious floods that killed hundreds of people and displaced thousands more. To this date there are thousands of young children and women yet to reunite with their families. Families have lost the little food they had and many fear a serious disease outbreak in this already venerable part of the world.

The weather forecast shows more rain the next six days and through the rainy season. As part of the a solidarity initiative, The Organization of African Youth, The African Union Youth Working Group, and the ECOWAS Youth Organization are doing a fundraiser to help these families.

If you recall, Sierra Leone was just recently hard hit by the Ebola virus and it is still a threat in the country. As a result, our brothers and sisters in Freetown need our help.

The Solidarity initiative is seeking donation in cash and kind. However cash donations are urgently needed to reach and help these families immediately. Your donations will be used to buy food stuffs, clothing, medicine, build shelters and help rebuild a displaced and ravaged community.

Please consider donating any amount, $5.00, $10.00, $25.00, $50.00, no amount is small.

For more information on this tragic event visit: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-34277043.

We seek your support today and do ask for you to reach out to anyone you know that you think might be able to help.

At the Organization of African Youth, The African Union Youth Working Group, and the ECOWAS Youth Organization, its our desire to help vulnerable poor and needy people in such situation in a little way we can. The people who are affected by this flood are our brothers and sisters needing immediate help. That is why we are trying to raise some funds to help them. The donations, we are going to collect from the fundraiser would provide food, clothes, shelter and other necessary items to about 250 victims.

To help, kindly contact any of the fundraising committees: 

Freetown, Sierra Leone

  • Mr. Abdul Kalokoh
  • Country Representative, Organisation of African Youth – Sierra Leone. 
  • Tel: +23276145201
  • Address: 2 Momoh Drive Juba Hill, Freetown Sierra Leone.
  • Email: abdul@oayouth.org / oayouthsierraleone@gmail.com

Banjul, The Gambia

  • Mr. Kawsu Sillah
  • Coordinator, African Union Youth Working Group
  • Tel: +2209865300
  • Email: kawsu.sillah@gmail.com

Accra, Ghana

  • Mr. Ahmed Bening
  • Secretary General, ECOWAS Youth Organization
  • Tel: +233 20 832 1832
  • Email: info@ecowasyouth.org / westafricayouth@gmail.com / ahmedtjk@gmail.com

United Sates of America

  • Shahed Amanullah
  • CEO & co-founder, LaunchPosse. Former State Department Senior Advisor. Co-founder, Affinis Labs. Created zabihah.com & altmuslim.com via Halalfire in Silicon Valley.
  • Twitter @shahed
  • Website: shahed.com

In solidarity, 

Organization of African Youth, The African Union Youth Working Group, and ECOWAS Youth Organization

Contact Information:

Kawsu Sillah

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