Amara Konneh Foundation Donates to Orphans, Church

first_imgThe Amara Mohammed Konneh Foundation has donated several items to orphanages and a church.The donations were part of the foundation’s way of giving back to the community.The items donated included a 5KVA generator, which was presented to the James Edward Methodist Church in Gardnersville and a bale of used clothes, several bags of 25 kg rice, vegetable oil, and onions to selected orphanages in Monrovia.According to the Foundation’s head of secretariat, Saidu Vasco Nyei, the donations were part of Amara Konneh’s way of identifying with his community’s needs regardless of the religious affiliations of residents.Mr. Konneh, a Muslim, is also the country’s former Minister of Finance and Development Planning. “The Foundation believes and supports all religions, therefore, we have demonstrated this by providing a 5KVA generator to the church as our way of contributing to the spiritual process in the country,” Mr. Nyei said.He said the donation was just the beginning of what the Foundation hopes to do in the near future in building the Kingdom of God.Members of the Methodist church led by the Elders’ department lauded the Foundation for the donation. The congregation called on other well-meaning Liberians to emulate Mr. Konneh in giving back to their respective communities.The Foundation also donated several food and non-food items to orphanages in the Banjor and VOA communities, outside Monrovia.Valai M. Dorley, chair of the Foundation, told the orphans that the contribution was to restore their hope and put smiles on their faces, especially because they understand what it means to be an orphan.He promised that the donations will be a gradual process to impact the lives of orphans and make them feel proud and part of the society.Mother Marie Torbor, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the orphanage, appreciated the Foundation for being the first ever institution to donate items to the orphans.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Dungy speech not statement on gay rights

first_imgThe institute, which is affiliated with Focus on the Family, plans to honor Dungy on March20 with its “Friend of the Family” award. Kathy Sarris, president of the Indiana Equality Education Fund, a gay rights advocacy group, told The Indianapolis Star: “I am a little disappointed in that I would think he would want to stay out of the political arena, and the Family Institute is a political organization.” Raiders add fullback: The Oakland Raiders added another running back to their roster, agreeing to a $3.8 million, three-year contract with free agent fullback Justin Griffith. The deal with Griffith comes a day after Oakland signed running back Dominic Rhodes to a $7.5 million, two-year deal to team with LaMont Jordan as the team’s featured runners. Griffith had spent his four-year career as a blocking back in Atlanta, where he helped the Falcons lead the NFL in rushing the past threeseasons. Raiders offensive coordinator Greg Knapp and offensive line coach Tom Cable worked with Griffith in Atlanta. Signings: Free-agent linebacker Donnie Edwards is returning to Kansas City, where he spent the first six years of his career. Edwards, 33, agreed to a three-year deal after San Diego didn’t try to re-sign him. … Free agent running back T.J. Duckett, a former Michigan State star, has agreed to a one-year contract with the Detroit Lions. The 6-foot, 254-pound Duckett played last season with Washington. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Indianapolis Colts coach Tony Dungy’s acceptance of an invitation to speak to a conservative Christian group should not be construed as an endorsement of the group’s opposition to same-sex marriage, the head of the Indiana Family Institute said Saturday. Some local and national gay rights groups have questioned Dungy’s decision to appear at a fundraising banquet this month for the institute, which has been a leading supporter of a proposed state constitutional amendment defining marriage as only between one man and one woman. center_img Institute president Curt Smith said the invitation was based on Dungy’s pro-family activities. “We’re very pleased coach Dungy is coming, and I don’t pretend to know his views on some of the public policy issues we work on,” Smith said. last_img read more