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Matthew 25 Ministries sends aid to Liberia to help combat Ebola

Volunteers prepare to send supplies to Liberia (FOX19) Volunteers prepare to send supplies to Liberia (FOX19)
CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - Matthew 25 Ministries announced Thursday that they will be sending aid to Liberia, a country that has experienced widespread devastation from the Ebola virus.

The organization will send supplies to assist with recovery and provide care to children who were orphaned because of the disease.

The shipment will include medical supplies, gloves and masks, hand sanitizer, sanitary pads, diapers, blankets, bulk rice and other nutritional meals.

The epidemic has already claimed about 2,500 lives in Liberia alone.

The World Health Organization predicts 20,000 people could be infected with Ebola by November.

[RELATED: US Ebola patient dies; airport screening expanded]

"Through the generosity of our corporate donors, we are fortunate to have many of the most desperately needed supplies available at our facility," said Matthew 25 Ministries' Founder and President Reverend Wendell Mettey. "The need for these products in Liberia is critical and will help local health facilities and professionals combat this terrible epidemic."

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