LOP is partnering with Samaritan's Purse to collect tax deductible donations to help combat the spread of Ebola in West Africa. Please make checks payable to Samaritan's Purse (reference LOP in the memo line).
Special Fundraising Events
Drop Off Your Donations!!!
Date: Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014 Time: 10:00 A.M.-3:30 P.M. Place: Goler Memorial Church parking lot, 630 N Patterson Avenue, W-S, NC
Goler Memorial International Ministry
LOP is partnering with Goler Memorial International Ministry to celebrate the 6th Annual International Day Celebration on Sunday November 23, 2014 at 10:00! Donations will be collected to help the Ebola Crisis in West Africa. All Donations are Tax Deductible. Please make checks payable to Samaritan's Purse (LOP in memo line). Come Join Us and wear your international attire!
For more information call 336.655.4759
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — As the number of Ebola-related deaths continues to rise in Liberia, some local organizations are helping to fight the spread of the deadly virus.
The Liberian Organization of the Piedmont reached out to city leaders, asking for help. Winston-Salem, along with Novant Health and Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center answered the call. Click here to read the full story.
What is Ebola?
Ebola, previously known as Ebola hemorrhagic fever, is a rare and deadly disease caused by infection with one of the Ebola virus strains. Ebola can cause disease in humans and nonhuman primates (monkeys, gorillas, and chimpanzees).
Ebola is caused by infection with a virus of the family Filoviridae, genus Ebolavirus. There are five identified Ebola virus species, four of which are known to cause disease in humans: Ebola virus (Zaire ebolavirus); Sudan virus (Sudan ebolavirus); Taï Forest virus (Taï Forest ebolavirus, formerly Côte d’Ivoire ebolavirus); and Bundibugyo virus (Bundibugyo ebolavirus). The fifth, Reston virus (Reston ebolavirus), has caused disease in nonhuman primates, but not in humans.
Ebola viruses are found in several African countries. Ebola was first discovered in 1976 near the Ebola River in what is now the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Since then, outbreaks have appeared sporadically in Africa.
The natural reservoir host of Ebola virus remains unknown. However, on the basis of evidence and the nature of similar viruses, researchers believe that the virus is animal-borne and that bats are the most likely reservoir. Four of the five virus strains occur in an animal host native to Africa.
Office of the Mayor - Oct. 22, 2014
City and county agencies are prepared to respond should a local resident exhibit symptoms of Ebola, and Wake Forest Baptist Health and Forsyth Medical Center are donating medical supplies to fight the disease in Liberia, officials said today during a news conference at City Hall.
Although there have been no identified instances of people here being exposed to Ebola, first responders have reviewed procedures should they come in contact with a potentially infected patient. Firefighters responding to medical calls wear masks, breathing apparatus and gloves, Chief Antony Farmer said. This will be augmented with additional protective gear that will be provided to the Police and Fire departments at the direction of City Manager Lee Garrity. Click here to access the full story.