Dr. Kent Brantly Joins Samaritan’s Purse In Fighting Ebola

Medical missionary and Ebola survivor Dr. Kent Brantly testifies during a hearing before the Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights and International Organizations Subcommittee of the House Foreign Affairs Committee on "Global Efforts to Fight Ebola" September 16, 2014 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. (Alex Wong/Getty Images North America)
Medical missionary and Ebola survivor Dr. Kent Brantly testifies during a hearing before the Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights and International Organizations Subcommittee of the House Foreign Affairs Committee on “Global Efforts to Fight Ebola” September 16, 2014 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. (Alex Wong/Getty Images North America)

The Christian charity Samaritan’s Purse is sending 90 tons of medical supplies to the Ebola hot zone in West Africa.

The supplies include gloves, protective suits, masks and boots for medical workers.

Dr. Kent Brantly joined Samaritan’s Purse President Franklin Graham on the tarmac in Charlotte, North Carolina, as the much needed supplies were loaded onto a 747 cargo jet.

“This is just a drop in the bucket for what they need,” Graham said. “We need this coming in day after day, week after week until Ebola is finished.”

Brantly recovered from the deadly virus while serving as a missionary in Liberia.

He said he is worried that other medical workers might not volunteer to help victims because of the threat of being quarantined when they return to the United States.

He also made a plea for more U.S. aid to West African countries fighting the disease.

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SOURCE: CBN News

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