From 1989 to 2003, Liberia went through a brutal civil war that lasted 14 years. Over 250,000 people died, and thousands were internally displaced. The Ebola virus ravaged the country from 2013 to 2016. Thousands of adults lost their lives, leaving behind thousands more of desperate orphans. In Liberia today, it is not uncommon to see 5-year-olds abandoned in the streets, begging for food, and 10-year-olds showing up in rural clinics, pregnant. Many of these rural village clinics have no medicines to treat their patients, yet they fight to continue to offer hope. The community of Brewerville, has one such clinic.
Brewerville is a small town of about 300 hundred people. However, the Esther and Robinson Health Center, is open 24 hours, 7 days a week, and treats on average of 15,000 patients per year. Disabled children, orphans and very poor families from surrounding farmlands, villages and towns come here for treatment, even though the clinic has very few tools and medical supplies to help them.
So, JESUS sent HIS Remnant, Charles and Peggy Anderson, a wonderful, retired Christian couple living in the mountains of Afton, VA, to the rescue. Peggy worked as a researcher for the University of Virginia hospital for 23 years before she retired. Today, Peggy volunteers at the University Medical Equipment Recovery of Clean Inventory, called MERCI.
MERCI gathers recycled and excess medical supplies that would have otherwise been disposed of and donates them to non-profit organizations like ours. Over a period of five months, Charles and Peggy collected, sorted and stored over a $170,000 worth of medical supplies in their basement, waiting for weRemnant pickup. Because of their faithfulness, weRemnant received medical supplies to ship to the Esther and Robinson Health Center in Liberia.
WeRemnant partnered with another United States based non-profit, Shepherd's Heartbeat, to ensure these medical supplies are distributed on the ground in Liberia. The president of Shepard’s Heartbeat, Clarice Richards, does a lot of work on the ground in Liberia. Clarice and her team began working in Brewerville earlier this year. They formed relationships with the community and with time grew to know the needs of the people. Shepard’s Heartbeat will personally distribute these supplies to the clinic.
The Brewerville community is also home to the House of Refuge orphanage, home to 25 children. Children at the orphanage were rescued from the town and surrounding communities. There is great need at this orphanage.
Due to lack of resources, House of Refuge can only afford to feed their children one cooked meal every other day. WeRemnant wants to help supplement the monthly food budget for this orphanage.
A humble love gift of $15 per month, will feed a child at the House of Refuge orphanage three meals a day.
Help us ship medical supplies to Liberia and other parts of the world.
Your gift of $200 covers the cost of shipping a large box of medical supplies and a wheelchair.