Dec 1, 2014


Dear Students, Faculty, and Staff:


We have an opportunity for the CSU community to come together to aid individuals in Liberia who are facing the deadly Ebola virus. I'd like to ask for your support.

The University has partnered with the Liberia Economic Development Initiative (LEDI) to help raise funds to provide critically needed medical supplies. MedWish, a Cleveland-based nonprofit organization, has offered to supply LEDI with $120,000 in medical supplies. However, there are significant costs associated with shipping the 40-foot container to Liberia. CSU has a goal of raising $25,000 to cover these costs.

CSU learned of this need through conversations with Liberia's President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, who canceled a planned visit to our campus due to the need for hands on leadership throughout the crisis.

Together, we can work to raise the necessary funds to bring these essential supplies to those suffering in Liberia. To illustrate the urgency of the situation, the country experienced 384 new cases of Ebola and 353 deaths in a span of 6 days in early November. Though many miles away, we can make an enormous difference through this effort.

Please join me in donating to make this possible. We have established an easy, tax-deductible way to contribute online.

Click here to donate:



Ronald M. Berkman

Cleveland State University


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