In 2001, Galilee joined a partnership of churches to support the Child Rescue Centre (CRC) in Bo, Sierra Leone, Africa. The CRC started as a home for children orphaned during Sierra Leone’s long civil war. As time passed, the need to provide medical care in Bo became evident. Mercy Hospital opened its doors in 2007, adjacent to the CRC. Mercy Hospital cares for nearly 1,000 children and adults each month, regardless of their ability to pay. Mercy also provides community-based outreach programs to over 10,000 patients each year, with a special focus on malaria, prenatal and infant care, nutrition, and HIV/AIDS.
Since the end of the war, the CRC and local leaders have worked with our partnership of churches to identify, rescue, and rehabiliate children who have been trafficked or are at risk of being exploited through forced labor. We have also helped in fighting Ebola and other epidemics.
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Galilee continues to support the CRC and Mercy Hospital financially through sponsorship of children and regular donations and sends volunteers to aid in the work of this mission in responding to the needs of the people of Sierra Leone.
For information on sponsoring a child, contact Mickie at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can donate to the hospital or the CRC any time by noting “Mercy Hospital” or “CRC” in the notes field of your check or online donation.
For more information on the CRC and Mercy hospital, visit the website of our partners in ministry, Helping Children Worldwide.