Give me strength

SOUTH SARAMENTO – With the death of a Black man in Texas, the ebola crisis in West Africa has hit home. A local church is seeking to raise awareness and supplies for those impacted by the deadly disease.

Antioch Progressive Baptist Church will unite with Save More Kids to host a Candlelight Prayer Vigil on Friday, October 10 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. The church is located at 7650 Amherst Street.

Church deacon, Curtis Davis says the “Night of Hope For Liberia” event is a part of a larger humanitarian emergency relief effort. The collective is accepting donated items during the event, as well as every Friday from 5:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. and every Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Save More Kids is asking for donations including money, water jugs with dispensing spouts, canned goods, rice, cold and cough medicine, anti-diarrhea medicine, face masks, latex gloves, sterile gowns, bleach, and hand sanitizer. Davis says the goal is to fill three truck-sized containers that will be sent to Liberia in mid-November.

Antioch Progressive says all area churches and members of the community are encouraged to attend the vigil. For more information, call (916) 665-2600.