Many have asked how they can contribute to the relief work of the Young Life leaders on the ground in Liberia and Sierre Leone. Here are instructions on how to contribute:

1. Supplying key leaders as well as schools we have ministry in with special washing buckets and disinfectants;

2. Providing calling cards to leaders to enable them to continue to minister to kids;

3. Buying medications for treatment of common serious illnesses such as malaria, typhoid, typhus, etc. and have them available to staff/leaders/kids as needed because supplies are sporadic and many people won’t go to a hospital or a clinic right now;

4. Providing basic food aid for leaders and staff;

5. Providing a three-month salary advance for staff to help cover spiking food, water and transport costs.

To date, Young Life has raised over $50,000 in an “African Response Fund” which was established to provide resrources to fund the relief efforts noted above. As this crisis is expected to go on considerably longer that initially envisioned, we know that will not be nearly enough. You can give directly at Africa Response Fund. Checks can also be sent and should made out to “Young Life” and write, “African Response” in the memo line and send to:

Young Life Africa Division

420 N. Cascade Ave

Colorado Springs CO 80903-3325