”Operation Hope” – Clothes and Hospital Equipment to Sierra Leone

SLOF organized a collection of used clothes and hospital equipment to Sierra Leone in October – November 2014 as part of its Ebola Campaign. The collection was named Operation Hope. Friends, neighbors, partners and colleagues were asked to participate in the campaign.

The money required to send the container to Sierra Leone was also collected as part of the project.

We gratefully thank all the donors of clothes, equipment and money!



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Empty container ready to be loaded with goods (November 5, 2014).



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Jukka Räsänen and Frank Kamara bring the first batch of clothes and other items.



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Lots more space still to fill in…



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Bags of clothes can even be carried two at the time.




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Sorted used clothes are waiting on the shelves of the warehouse.



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Trailer turns out to be very useful.




Hospital equipment is documented carefully.




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Again the car and trailer are loaded with goods, next trip to the container can start.




Donated hospital equipment was directed to Makeni hospital.



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Donated items include clothes to doctors, nurses and patients.




Donated goods are brought in several batches and therefore help is needed in loading the container.





All space is used as efficiently as possible.



Looking good, notes John Bairoh.



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Bags filled with used clothes are ready to be picked up from a warehouse.



More clothes to Ebola victims and their families can still fit in.




John Bairoh (left) and Frank Kamara congratule each other of a successful project. In the middle Susanna Bairoh, the happy Ebola Campaign Manager.




SLOF executives in front of the container from left: Foday Mansaray (Vice Chairman), Susanna Bairoh (Ebola Campaign Manager), John Bairoh (Chairman) and Franklyn Kamara (General Secretary).




Is there still space, wonders Frank Kamara.





Finally, it is full!





Frank Kamara seals the container (November 18, 2014).




Container is ready to be shipped, confirms John Bairoh (November 18, 2014).