Dependable and affordable transportation is difficult to find in the nation of Liberia where Orphan Relief and Rescue is working with some 22 different orphanages. In 2008 the Clackamas County Peace Officers Benevolent Foundation raised over $50,000.00 to build a new Orphanage for 50 kids who are getting evicted from their current very substandard housing. The construction has been slowed by bad weather, shortages and overpriced building material and lack of transportation to move material to the site. In early 2009 we were asked to see if we could come up with a vehicle. We determined that it was financially more advantageous to buy a vehicle here and ship it over in a container.
CCPO Benevolent Foundation accepted the challenge and we raised over $20,000.00 which was used to buy a late model Nissan Frontier pick-up truck. A special thanks goes to Sheriff Robert’s aunt Florence who donate a lovely quilt that was raffled off at the Child Abuse Summit and raised over $3200.00 and also to retired deputy Jim Landles for his financial support of the orphanage project.
On Jan 21, 2010 the president of Orphan Relief and Rescue, Tim Pratt came to Oregon and accepted the keys and title to the vehicle. He attended the January Foundation board meeting to thank the Foundation for the truck and gave the board an update on the progress in Liberia. The truck should arrive in Liberia sometime in late February.