A retweet isn’t enough. Tens of thousands of Liberians are being forgotten, buried under the rubble of a pandemic that has dominated the news cycle, and it has recently become increasingly difficult for essential workers to provide crucial services like (educating folks about the virus, taking critical calls from sexual violence victims, encouraging testing, and helping COVID patients, etc.). The majority of essential workers in Monrovia, Liberia do not own a car to get to work and most public transportations are not safe. If they cannot get to work during the peak of COVID, they cannot provide these crucial services. This is alarming.
For our GivingTuesday campaign, we partnered with amazing Liberian organizations like the Rotaract Club of Sinkor, YESLiberia, Youth for Change, and the YMCA of Liberia to launch a free transportation service to transport essential workers, the disabled communities, and social workers for free across Monrovia. It isn’t enough for us to retweet, clap, like, or comment -- that won’t help those that need it most. If you're kind hearted, Liberian or not, you can donate any amount to help today.
1) Donate towards this transportation cost
2) Signup for a free ride to your job or signup an essential worker who needs it
3) Donate to cover bottles of water for passengers on the bus ($100 provides water for all passengers for multiple trips on a bus)
4) Share this with your network and followers
For the next several months, we would use the funds to cover bus rentals, to provide masks, and to capture the unique stories of those essential workers.
The world has known Liberia for its division -- it’s wars, infighting, Ebola, and instability -- but we want to show Liberia can be a place where we hold hands and advance together. Your assistance would help us take one of many steps toward a better future. So yes, a retweet or simply posting comments isn’t enough. Let’s provide actionable change. Would you start with a donation today?