Liberian-Americans have inundated MN nonprofits to help combat Ebola in their native country, and the result is a new treatment clinic put on the fast track.
"Overwhelming interest from Minnesota’s Liberian natives who want to fight the Ebola outbreak in west Africa has prompted a locally based humanitarian group to build a treatment clinic in a remote jungle region of Liberia. The American Refugee Committee, based in Minneapolis, was already in talks with U.S. government officials this fall about providing medical aid in Liberia when it contacted local Liberian leaders and discovered there were already 100 doctors, nurses and other medical professionals eager to volunteer. When the charity started posting jobs and volunteer positions on its website for the treatment center, it received 400 applications in the first two days." -- Dan Brown and Jeremy Olson, the Minneapolis Star-Tribune