In collaboration with NPCA member groups in three of the main affected countries — Friends of Guinea, Friends of Liberia and Friends of Sierra Leone — and in response to community interest to assist in the region, the NPCA is launching an Ebola Relief Fund. Contributions will be accepted and acknowledged via the NPCA website and designated 100% towards Ebola-related relief efforts.
The Ebola virus disease (EVD) is a severe, often fatal illness to humans, and a major outbreak has occurred in western Africa that requires substantial resources to try to bring it under control.
The Peace Corps community is uniquely positioned to help identify and support efforts in local communities in the affected countries where resources can have a significant impact.
The funds will be distributed to vetted organizations working in west Africa as determined by a fund steering committee. This committee will be comprised initially of up to two representatives of each of the above member groups, chaired by Russell Morgan, Dr.P.H. (RPCV Kenya) and with staff support from NPCA Vice President Anne Baker.
For more information and to contribute to the fund, visit the NPCA website.