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Erie's Community of Caring Helping Combat Ebola Outbreak In Liberia

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A local organization is getting ready to ship supplies for victims of the Ebola outbreak overseas.

Erie's Community of Caring is sending basic medical supplies to Liberia.

They've collected enough to help fill a 20-foot truck with items like bleach, garbage bags, and rubber gloves.
The items will leave Erie on Thursday.

Community of Caring's founder has helped open schools and orphanages in Liberia, and she says the cause is close to her heart, "We've maintained contact over all these years so now, when this comes, naturally we must help, and the wonderful people of Erie are joining us," said Mother Mary Beth Kennedy.

But they still need monetary donations, to help get the supplies overseas.

Local company, carver international, is helping to ship the items to Africa and says it costs thousands of dollars, "We've been involved with the Community of Caring many many years. And we know that there's a void between trying to amass product like this to help people and actually getting it overseas," said Gary Carver, President of Carver International. "Of course that's what we do for local industry all the time, so we know how to do it. So we're anxious to help out the Community of Caring to fill that void and help make the whole exercise successful," Carver added.

You can donate to Erie's Community of Caring at 245 east 8th street at any time, their office is open 24 hours.

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