MTM Donates to Several Communities

first_imgMore Than Me (MTM), an American non-governmental organization (NGO), has acquired a brand new ambulance for use in the fight to contain the deadly Ebola virus disease (EVD).Last week it also donated anti-Ebola items to several communities in and around Monrovia as part of the fight against the outbreak.The donations to six communities including the slum area of West Point is part of MTM’s effort to identify with the residents that are affected by the EVD.MTM says it is on a mission to make sure education and opportunity, not exploitation and poverty, define the lives of the most vulnerable people, especially the future leaders of Liberia.Ms. Krubo Kowah, a social worker at the MTM, on behalf of the founder of the NGO, Madam Katie Meyler, told the beneficiaries that the items presented are to be used in the fight against EVD.Items delivered to residents of the various communities were personal protective equipment (PPE) as well as buckets, Clorox, soaps, food stuffs and other household supplies.Representatives of the communities receiving the items thanked MTM for its support.They also thanked the founder of the organization, Madam Meyler, for the ‘huge’ humanitarian assistance delivered to them.Since Ebola was confirmed in West Point in August 2014, the MTM has partnered with the Ministry of Health (MOH), and others working to break the spread of the virus in the country.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Recovery hits a snag

first_imgDUARTE – La Canada High School’s softball team appeared to have turned the corner after a rough 4-16 season a year ago. The Spartans were 3-0 and reached the championship game of the Duarte Tournament. A throwing error by Stenzel allowed the Knights to take a 2-0 lead in the first inning. Lexi Thomas’s RBI single and a towering two-run double by Hannah Harmon made it 5-0. Ontario Christian scored one run in the second, three in the third and six in the fourth to grab a commanding 15-0 lead. The Spartans, trailing 15-0, showed some life with four runs in the fifth on RBI singles by Devon Zerebko and Anna Brenner, and a two-run single by Abby Ulf. Brenner, Zerebko and Kylie Mulligan each had three hits to lead the Spartans. “The girls know that this is a learning tool and we’ve got to get better from it,” Valassidis said. Ronnie Alvarado’s booming two-run homer to center in the fifth closed out the Knights’ scoring. Kelsey Nanchy had three hits for Ontario Christian. [email protected] (626) 962-8811, Ext. 4456. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! They’re hoping Friday’s game against Ontario Christian was merely a misstep. Ontario Christian took advantage of seven La Canada errors in a 19-4 win at Duarte High. center_img “It was tough for the girls and I feel for them,” first-year Spartans coach Justin Valassidis said. “I was hoping that the girls would wind up with a better game today, but after last year, 4-16, we’re looking for a great year and a year of redemption.” La Ca ada (3-1) didn’t find any redemption Friday as Ontario Christian (4-0) collected 11 hits. The only thing that went wrong for the Knights was the field lights went off while they were taking their victory photos. Not only did the Spartans suffer their first loss, they lost starting pitcher Jade Stenzel, who was hit by a line drive off the bat of Donie Thomas in the fifth inning. “It looks like it might be a possible fracture, but she’s being sent down to the urgent care to identify that,” Valassidis said. last_img read more