SC nonprofit sends aid to town hit by Ebola

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NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina nonprofit organization working to get clean drinking water for people has sent five water treatment systems to a town in West Africa hard hit be Ebola.

Water Missions International of North Carolina says it has two staffers working in Liberia.

The water treatment systems are operational in Dolo Town, a community about 30 miles from Monrovia, the capital of Liberia. At one point, Dolo Town was under an Ebola quarantine. The community has suffered recurrent cholera outbreaks in recent years.

Each of the five water treatment systems can provide safe drinking water for 5,000 people a day. Water Missions International has also sent 10 chlorination devices, solar panels and water quality test kits.

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