Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Brooklyn and Liberia - Imani House in both Communities

Imani House lives on Fifth Avenue, Park Slope and in the African nation of Liberia. It was co-founded by Director Bisi Ideraabdullah with the directive to Assist Marginalized Youth, Families, and Immigrants to create vibrant neighborhoods where residents are decision makers who take responsibility for the improvement of their lives and surroundings. 

Today, Imani House continues to provide health services through their clinic in Liberia, the Imani House International (IHI) and their youth development after-school programs, along with family support and adult literacy classes in and around Park Slope, Brooklyn.

IHI Clinic is now 21 years old. Located on the outskirts of Monrovia, Liberia, each year the Clinic serves approximately 17,000 women and children. They need assistance. It has lost two of its staff to the Ebola Virus but remains open in the face of the outbreak.

IHI is asking others to join them in this fight against Ebola. It is destroying the lives and fragile infrastructures in Liberia.  Contributions are sought to help the organization; keep the clinic open, purchase much needed protective supplies for the staff and community, acquire an ambulance, complete the renovation of a small building that will serve as a triage and isolation space for suspected cases of Ebola, to expand community awareness and educate about Ebola, and to allow IHI to serve as a public information bridge for health workers and the Ministry of Health.  

If you would like to assist Imani House, please go to GlobalGiving at http://www.globalgiving.org/projects/ebola-outbreak-help-us-protect-liberians/ 
$60 will buy a case of 300 safety masks, $25 will buy one Hazmat suit for a staff person, $10 will purchase 5 gallons of clorox for clinic daily disinfecting.

Here is a video about Imani House that explains more. Imani House Liberia Program

The Imani House team welcomes you to visit them and to learn more about the Clinic and their after school programs. Their office is located at 76-A Fifth Avenue, Park Slope between St Mark's Place and Warren Street. Call 718 638 2059 or  visit the website www.imanihouse.org

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