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Jul 8, 2015

Ghana Embassy Launches Campaign For Relief Assistance To Flood/Fire Victims


The Embassy of Ghana, Washington DC, in response to appeals for relief assistance for the June 3, 2015 Accra floods/fire disaster victims in Ghana, is partnering various well-meaning Diaspora organisations to solicit both material and monetary support from well-meaning members of the Ghanaian Community and American public to compliment the recovery efforts of the government of Ghana towards victims of the disaster.

A Press release issued by the Embassy of Ghana, Washington DC said, consequently, an all-inclusive Relief Mobilization Committee has been convened at the behest of His Excellency Lt. Gen. Joseph Henry Smith, Ghana’s Ambassador to the United States of America to oversee the relief/recovery mobilization effort.

It said the immediate needs of the Flood /Fire victims have been identified as medical supplies, mattresses, blankets and solar lanterns.

The target of the Relief Mobilization Committee, is to mobilise an amount of $250,000.00 to provide urgently needed medical supplies and cater for 1,000 of the victims with mattresses, blankets and solar lanterns, the release said.

It named COGA as the leading agency for the management of the funds and corporate solicitation drive while GH4GH will spearhead the online solicitation.

The campaign for the solicitations has already been launched and Diaspora Ghanaians, Corporate America and Friends of Ghana are encouraged to make generous donations/contribution towards the relief efforts.

Donations, according to the Press Release, may be made online via www.gh4gh.com/accrafloods or by Checks. Money Orders or Bankers Drafts made payable to GHANA DISASTER RELIEF FUND and mailed to

Ghana Disaster Relief Fund

c/o Council of Ghanaian Associations

3512 International Dr. NW

Washington DC, 20008

 

The Ambassador, His Excellency Lt. Gen. Joseph Henry Smith (Rtd) on behalf of the Government and people of Ghana would be exceedingly grateful for any measure towards the realisation of the set target.

For further enquiries, members of the public may call (202) 686-4505 or e-mail

defadmin@ghanaembassy.org