Victims and survivors of the August 28, 2022 mudslide and flood disasters in Looking Town, east end of Freetown have benefited from what they termed as a timely support from the Tegloma Federation International and Humanitarian Committee, with much needed food items, clothing and other humanitarian services on August 6 this year.
Giving words of courage to the victims, a Humanitarian, Winifred Jusu, said Tegloma Federation International is a nonprofit, formidable and oldest traditional organisation in the U.S which has been around since 1975.
She said the organisation has many branches in the U.S including Canada and its main objective is to assist the needy and the unprivileged.
According to Madam Jusu, when they heard about the August 28 disaster, they felt that they could give an assistant to the victims as humanity comes first as they serve the needy.
She stated saying: “Our aims and objectives prioritises giving assistance to the poor, needy and the underprivileged back home. We have also assisted Sierra Leone in many ways. When the country was hit with Ebola and COVID-19 we stretch out our arms to assist the government in our own little ways. We have also provided lots of scholarships to many schools in Sierra Leone because we feel that we can contribute to nation building”.
She used the opportunity to thank the present administration headed by Chairman Micheal George, Vice Chairman Micheal Moiforay, Federation Chairlady Board of Directors Mrs. Jane Saidu, Vice Board of Director Mr. Mustapha Sherriff for making the donation possible.
She also thanked the past administration headed by Mrs. Elizabeth Saidu Momoh of Dallas Chapter, Former Chairman Board of Directors Mr. Thomas Senessie, the Federation Secretary General Ibrahim Sherriff and all who have contributed to the cause.
“Your continued effort and support towards the humanitarian committee is unmeasurable. Last but not least, the humanitarian committee members, your courage and relentless effort towards humanity.” Jusu stated.
Gerrard King, Regional Coordinator Western Region at the National Disaster Management Agency said as an Agency they are happy for these kinds of supports from Sierra Leoneans.
David Unisa is one of the victims and survivors of the August 28 mudslide. He thanked the donors for thinking of them.
He said as victims and survivors, they felt that they have been left out from society but the good deeds of some Sierra Leoneans such as Tegloma, have shown that all hope is not lost.
He appealed to other humanitarian organisations to replicate the footsteps of Tegloma and remember them with goodies.