The Rawlings Foundation, an American based humanitarian organization is in the country to help deprived communities.
In their relentless efforts to upgrade the Newton Community Health Centre, they have donated medical equipments, bundles of used clothing and hospital beds to the centre to ease the accommodation constraints facing the health center.
The foundation also donated much needed items to those whose houses were burnt to ashes by fire in the community. The donation is a means of helping fire disaster victims start a new life with the hope of improving their livelihood.
Alieu Bangura, Programme Manager of the Foundation Sierra Leone chapter explained about the foundation’s ideals and activities in Sierra Leone and other parts of the world and highlighted some of the plans they have in mind for the Newton community and its environs.
The Chief Administrator of the Western Area Rural District Council (WA RDC), Alhaji Bangura said the donation is a blessing to the community.
He further catalogued the proposal the Foundation has made to invest millions of dollars in the community by building a standard hospital and Bible College among others.
One of the beneficiaries, Mabinty Kamara in a happy mood said she appreciates the donations made to the health centre and to patients.
The Member of Parliament of that Constituency Claude Kamanda said it was his dream coming true in ensuring that his constituents have access to a better health care.
He stated that the donations are timely as the centre lacks many of things donated to them.
Kamanda promised that he will continue to advocate for his constituency for better developments.
He also assured the Foundation that he will do anything possible to see that the proposal becomes a success.
The nurse in charge of the centre also thanked the Foundation for their timely intervention and assured that the donated items will be used for its intended purposes.
She explained that one of the constraints they are facing is drugs especially for ante natal and post natal patients.