The Ebola crisis in West Africa has suddenly taken the lives of thousands of our brothers and sisters. Women have become widows, men widowers and children orphaned – left on the margins of society to fend for themselves in these troubling times.
This crisis deeply struck many homes and caught families by surprise. Families were not given a chance to mourn and reflect on the lives of loved ones in ways that they’ve been accustomed to.
However, we – EbolaBeGone camapign and you! – can mourn the lives of our brothers, sisters, and heroic healthcare workers who lost their lives in the fight against the Ebola Outbreak in West Africa.
On Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at 6PM, we will host LIGHTS FOR AFRICA – candlelight vigil, a commemoration event honoring the lives of our brothers, sisters, and heroic healthcare workers who lost the fight to Ebola. This event will take place on the stairs of the State House in Providence, Rhode Island.
As you may already know, the Ebola outbreak has already claimed over 5,000 lives and more than 12,000 cases on hand in West Africa – including the relatives of fellow Rhode Islanders from the Guinean, Sierra Leonean, Nigerian, and Liberian communities.
We will gather to mourn and reflect on the lives of our beloved brothers and sisters, and we hope that our fellow Rhode Islanders will join us. We are indeed very grateful for Rhode Islanders’ continuous support of our efforts in these troubling times as we stand against the monstrous Ebola virus in West Africa. And we look forward to having all of our fellow Rhode Islanders in our midst as we mourn the lives of our fallen brothers and sisters in the fight against the Ebola Virus.