Saturday, 29 February 2020
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The SALNAM Disaster Relief Committee was setup following the tragic mudslide and flooding in Regent Village, Western Area, Sierra Leone on August 14, 2017. The Committee was comprised of the following indevials appointed by the President and approved by the general membership of SALNAM:

  1. Simeon D. J. Ganda    -          Chairman
  2. Nancy Sam-Hunter -               Vice Chairman
  3. Wendy Trudel -                     Secretary
  4. Pastor David Koroma -           Public Relations Officer
  5. Gibril Koroma -                     Asst. P.R.O
  6. Abu-bakarr Kamara -            President SALNAM
  7. Ali Nasralla -                       Vice President SALNAM
  8. Ericquson Tayor-Jones -        P.R.O. SALNAM
  9. Alfred Koineh -                     Member
  10. Aisha Koroma -                    Member
  11. Francess Fosonah -              Member   
  12. Brian Kosian -                      Member
  13. Alieu Sesay -                       Ex-President, SALNAM
  14. Ken-Abu Jasper -                 Treasurer, SALNAM


The committee was mandated by SALNAM to raise funds and seek in-kind donations from the Sierra Leonean members and the general public. In this regard, several appeals and activities were made with a positive outcome overall.


  1. Vigil Night:

The Committee organized a night vigil to pray for the victims and survivors of the Mudslide and the Country as a whole. During this program a total of three hundred and twenty eight Dollars ($328) was raised from collections and candle sales.


  1. Car Wash:

A community car wash was organized and a total of One thousand, four hundred and sixty-seven Dollars and fifty-two cents ($1,467.52) was raised from community members and well-wishers.


  1. Donations:

Cash donation raised through community contributions by family and support from well-wishers amounted to two thousand, eight hundred and thirty-nine Dollars and twenty cents ($2,839.20).


In-kind donations raised a total of twelve bags of clothing for men, women children and household beddings and linens. There were several donation of disposable medical items which were loaded in three bags as well.

A total of four thousand five hundred an fifty-eight Dollars and ninety cents ($4,568.90) was raised as cash towards the donation. Our sincere thanks and appreciation go to all the community members who in diverse ways went beyond and over their capacities to fund–raise and seek items in their places of work and from friends. We cannot name everybody but the committee is grateful for the support and cooperation and oneness demonstrated in this venture. May God bless us all and may such calamity be avoided in the near future.


In fulfilling the mandate of the committee, it was finally agreed that for the funds and items solicited reach the intended beneficiaries, we need to collaborate and partner with a local Non-profit/Non-governmental organization on the ground in Sierra Leone to distribute the items on SALNAM’s behalf. Ndegbormei Development Organization Sierra Leone (NDOSL) was agreed on through its affiliate in Winnipeg, Ndegbormei Development Organization Inc. (NDOInc.).  An MOU was developed and signed by both parties prior to the shipping of the items. As a means of proper identification of SALNAM during the process, a standing banner was printed which was sent to Freetown.

The following expenses were made in expediting the donation

  1. Reimbursement for Car wash and Vigil -        $-75.82
  2. Cost of SALNAM Banner (Black Pearl Press) -  $162.73
  3. Cost of Shipment of donation -          $850.00
  4. Cost of Transportation/Rice/Media -   $3,306.50

          Total                                              $4,395.05


I want to thank the SALNAM Executive and general membership for the privilege given to us to serve our fellow citizens in the time of need and as chairman, I want to thank all committee members for their selfless service to the cause entrusted upon us. May God bless us all and our motherland Sierra Leone.