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Raise Your Hand Foundation Update

Courtesy of Raise Your Hand Foundation

Courtesy of Raise Your Hand Foundation

In September, we spoke with the founder of Sacramento-based Raise Your Hand Foundation, which provides university and trade scholarships for young people in Liberia. In response to the great need for medical equipment to combat an outbreak of ebola in the country, the foundation was raising money and collecting supplies for health care workers on the frontlines. We spoke with Shelley Spurlock about the crisis. She joins us today to update us on the foundation’s efforts and how Liberians are doing now.


All photos courtesy of Raise Your Hand Foundation

0218-Sheku -Gbollie -RYFH Sheku Gbollie lost his entire family to Ebola. RYHF searched and located him from a Liberian newspaper story and he is now a part of the RYHF Family with a full college scholarship, living expenses, emotional support, and hope.
0218-Center -in -Sheku -Community -RYHF This is the center in Sheku's community where he has received aid and offered support to young Ebola survivors and orphans like him.
0218-patience -raise -your -hand -foundation Current RYHF nursing student Patience, Smythe Institute, Monrovia.
0218-Social -Work -graduates -RYHF RYHF Social Work graduates, Cavita and Franklin (Franklin worked throughout the crisis in Ebola community education).

0218-Sept Ship 1-P

Medical supplies shipment arriving in Monrovia. Courtesy of Raise Your Hand Foundation

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