By: Eric Gerlay (Intern)
A Liberian journalist based in the USA, Wellington Railey has donated twenty-five bags of rice to some needy residents of Pipeline Community in Paynesville.
According to Mr. Railey, the gesture is his way of identifying with residents of the community amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic, as some families find it difficult to find food.
He added that the initiative is part of an ongoing program he has embarked upon that tackles basics social issues affecting residents of his former community.
“I spoke with some friends in the community and saw the need to help my people, and I started calling some friends in the USA and asking them for help and some adhere to my appeal and I added some personal cash to their gesture to purchase food,” Mr. Railey said as he expressed thanks and appreciation to friends and relatives who contributed toward the donation exercise.
Meanwhile, the former Vice President of the Liberian Community in Dallas Texas , Mr. Joseph Tarpeh, who is a member of the team has lauded the effort of Mr. Railey and has promised to set up a Pipeline Diaspora team to identify with their fellow compatriots back in Liberia.
The donation was made by Elijah p. Sawah on Saturday, August 1, 2020, on behalf of the Liberian Journalist.
Meanwhile, speaking on behalf of over 40 beneficiaries upon receiving the donation, Rev. Joseph Marsh, thanked Mr. Railey for the speedy move amidst the pandemic.