In less than 24 hours, Sierra Leone and New England Revolution striker Kei Kamara has been able to raise over U.S $ 861.23 for victims of the August 14 mudslide and flood disaster.
The Revs striker who has joined others; international communities, embassies and individuals in raising funds for victims appeal came through various social media platform using his ‘Kei Kamara Heartshapedhands.com foundation’ for the victims.
On Thursday, August 17, the veteran forward posted on his official twitter account @keikamara with the message: “Less than 24hrs and nearing $1k you guys are awesome. TO DONATE visit http://heartshapedhands.com.”
“Please help flood victims in Sierra Leone & donate to the #Heartshapedhands relief fund. I’ll match all donationshttp://heartshapedhands.com,” Kamara message reads.
The former Middleborough striker moved came just a day after the country’s President Ernest Bai Koroma called for a week long national mourning. He also called on his compatriots to pray for the country and victims of the disaster via social media from the USA.
Meanwhile, Kamara’s national teammate, Khalifa Jabbie has donated food and clothes to the victims in Freetown. Jabbie’s donation is said to worth more than the US $3000 which is expected to help some of the thousands who are left homeless by Monday’s disaster.
He said: “I’m shocked and left dumbstruck upon hearing that a mudslide had occurred. My heart goes out to the victims.”
The 24-year old Jabbie, who recently left Moldovan club FC Sheriff, has urged others to donate whatever little they have to help the victims who are in desperate need.
By: Sahr Morris Jr. Follow the writer @morrisjr88 /@football_sierra
— KEI KAMARA (@keikamara) August 16, 2017