Toshi’s Penthouse in NYC was host of the National Peace Corps Association’s (NPCA) successful Ebola Relief Fundraiser on Nov. 17th. A large group of NPCA supporters and former Peace Corps Volunteers mixed and mingled during live music performances and comedic intermissions. “The fundraiser generated thousands of dollars in donations that will go directly to vetted West African organizations dealing with the Ebola crisis,” commented Jersey City filmmaker and former Peace Corps Volunteer (Guatemala) RJ Harper.
“There was an awesomely committed team of Toshi patrons that also really made this event so special to me” said, event organizer, Antasha Durbin. “We certainly hope that other organizations concerned about the Ebola crisis step up and organize their indivdual networks and try to make a lasting impact on these countries and especially the children in need” she said. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) estimates that “there may be over one million Ebola cases by January 2015 if things don’t change.” The National Peace Corps Association is making tremendous strides in America and in West Africa bridging the gaps in the Ebola crisis because so many former Peace Corps professionals served in those affected countries. Americans really want to do something positive about the Ebola crisis and it appears that the NPCA Ebola Relief Fund is the best route to making a big impact on this growing healthcare crisis,” says Harper.