In a heartwarming and benevolent gesture, the Father Andrew Campbell Foundation has extended its support to the victims of the recent Akosombo Dam spillage by donating GH¢25,000 and a range of essential items to bolster the #Relief4LowerVolta campaign, spearheaded by Citi FM/Citi TV.
The generous contribution aims to aid those affected by the spillage and alleviate their hardships in the aftermath of this natural disaster. The donation includes GH¢25,000 in cash, as well as a variety of vital supplies, such as toiletries, 15 gas stoves, bags of rice, detergents, packs of T-rolls, cooking oil, and more.
Father Andrew Campbell, a dedicated humanitarian who has been serving in Ghana for an impressive 52 years, made the donation and shared his heartfelt reasons for the act of kindness. He expressed deep empathy for those suffering in the wake of the Akosombo Dam spillage, saying, “I watch Citi TV’s news every night, and I see those reports, and my heart aches for those people who are suffering. The houses, schools, churches—everything is inundated, and my heart aches for them.”
Father Campbell further elaborated on his commitment to make a positive impact, stating, “I feel that we must do something. I asked, ‘What can I do to help?’ I brought some items here. I’ve brought you a cheque for GH¢25,000 to ensure that your resources don’t deplete. I’ve also brought 15 bags of rice, 4 boxes of cooking oil, 2 gallons of oil, one large sack of sugar, 5 containers of washing powder, one bag of gari, 10 packs of T-rolls, 20 packs of water, and 15 gas stoves.”
Bernard Avle, the General Manager of Citi TV/Citi FM, expressed the company’s deep appreciation for Father Campbell’s thoughtful contribution, saying, “I want to extend Citi Foundation’s gratitude to you, and this is for all the people we have been trying to reach. Thank you. We are using journalism to reach out in a different way. We are genuinely grateful to you, Father. Thank you so much.”
This compassionate act of support for the #Relief4LowerVolta campaign exemplifies the power of individuals and organizations coming together to provide crucial aid to those in need during challenging times. Father Campbell’s dedication to making a positive impact in the lives of those affected by the Akosombo Dam spillage serves as a testament to the spirit of generosity and solidarity within the community.
Furthermore, the Director at the Weija Leprosarium shared his perspective on the joy of giving back to society, underscoring the importance of such acts of kindness. He remarked, “The more you give, the more you get. I have found so much joy in taking care of the poor and the needy.”
In conclusion, the support from the Father Andrew Campbell Foundation is a significant and heartfelt contribution to the ongoing efforts to provide relief to those affected by the Akosombo Dam spillage. It highlights the resilience and unity of communities and individuals during times of adversity and reinforces the importance of reaching out to those in need with open hearts and hands.
story by Edinam Adzey