HOTT FM Donates Modern Latrine to Kpallah Community

first_imgThe management of HOTT FM 107.9 radio station has over the years tried to identify with its fans across Liberia. On several occasions, the station has single-handily donated food, school supplies, hygienic supplies and other necessities to the needy.Lately, HOTT FM’s CEO Bernard Benson (a.k.a. DJ Blue) and staff have again over the week helped those in need by listening to their cry. “We have played a major role in making sure we sanitize people about the dangers of Ebola. And we were also responsible for the ‘Ebola is real’ song that made the whole world realize that Ebola is real,” stated DJ Blue.Members of the Kpallah community, Brewerville, outside of Monrovia, appealed to HOTT FM ’s management that a toilet was urgently needed.In response to the request, HOTT FM dedicated a modern four-stall latrine.“We see it necessary to help, especially when a person is in need,” Blue said. “The dedication also shows what a community that is together can achieve collectively. As a small Liberian business, this gesture signifies our strength and also the passion we have for communities.”DJ Blue called the gesture “amazing”, not because the project cost the station $7,500.00 USD, but because “this is the first time in history that a small business (radio station) owned by young Liberians has embarked on a sustainable project with such magnitude”, he added.“HOTT FM has reached out to numerous orphanages and communities, and we have legal documents to prove all. Long before the Ebola outbreak, we identified with WestPoint by feeding them and giving them packages of goodies for a whole day,” DJ Blue added.Meanwhile, the Kpallah community was engaged when DJ Blue was fortunate to meet its community leader Alahaji Seator. He says he was astonished at the fact that community dwellers didn’t have a proper place to ease themselves.“Grandmothers, mothers, children, women and the whole community are using the bushes to ease themselves,” DJ Blue recalls.  “And being a well meaning citizen with heart and love for his/her community, especially with the position to help, such a thing can’t be ignored.”HOTT FM is also known for throwing big bashes, concerts and entertaining events. According to DJ Blue, HOTT FM held a series of events to raise money for the latrine project.“The project cost $7,500.00. No one heeded their call, so we decided to take the bull by the horns. We are proud to say this modern latrine was one hundred percent funded by HOTT FM 107.9. I hope other institutions will imitate what HOTT FM is doing and has done,” DJ Blue urged.For the meantime, the community leader Alahaji Seator extolled HOTT FM for dedicating the modern latrine to his community and its people.“People who carry on initiatives in communities are normally politicians. But to see a private business institution erecting a modern latrine in my community brings me joy. I urge the community to use the latrine properly so that it will last longer for the good of the community and its people,” said Seator.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Accolades for Grace ‘D’

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Grace Brethren’s defense hasn’t been scored upon in 15 quarters, going back to the first quarter of its 32-13 nonleague win against Fillmore in Week 3. The only points the Lancers have surrendered since were on a safety. The Lancers (4-2 overall, 2-0 Olympic) have yielded just 141 net yards in their past three games. “Defense has always been our main deal here,” Grace Brethren coach Terry Gourley said. “Even when Chad Kackert was running around scoring touchdowns all over the place, we’ve always prided ourselves on our defense, and they’ve really stepped up. Defense has been the core of our turnaround.” The Lancers’ defensive leader is senior linebacker Steve Gourley (Terry’s son), an athletic 6-foot-2, 217-pounder who leads the team with 78 tackles. The addition of senior linebacker Ryan Hidalgo (46 tackles), a Royal of Simi Valley transfer who played junior varsity at Grace Brethren last season because of Southern Section transfer regulations, has strengthened the Lancers’ defense. SIMI VALLEY – Grace Brethren of Simi Valley’s defense hasn’t always received the attention it deserves. The Lancers yielded just 8.6 points per game in last season’s Southern Section Div. XII championship run, a fact dwarfed by running back sensation Chad Kackert, who rushed for 3,437 yards and scored 56 touchdowns his senior year. “It’s given Steve the opportunity to be a lot more creative, and he’s taken advantage of it,” Terry Gourley said. Lights: Caltrans officials will attend Thursday night’s Vasquez of Acton practice in response to anonymous complaints that lights installed over the summer are creating a hazard on the Antelope Valley (14) Freeway, which runs alongside the school. Vasquez coach Doug Odum said the lights don’t shine directly on the freeway and that California Highway Patrol officials approved them last summer. Also: Vasquez senior running back Garrett Watt suffered a season-ending Achilles’ tendon injury in the freelance Mustangs’ 38-0 victory Oct. 7 over Mammoth. … Vasquez (6-0) is third in the Southern Section Div. XII poll. … Mojave senior quarterback Steve Moe was rushed to an area hospital after suffering a concussion in Friday’s 33-6 High Desert League loss to Bishop. … The four-team Olympic League, now in Div. XI, features three teams that account for eight of the past nine Div. XII championships – defending champion Grace Brethren, Paraclete of Lancaster won the title six straight years (1996-2001) and 2003 champ Village Christian of Sun Valley. Gideon Rubin, (818)713-3607 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img This season, Grace Brethren’s defense finally is getting noticed. After opening with losses to Tri-Valley League powers Oak Park and Oaks Christian of Westlake Village, the Lancers’ defense has figured prominently in a four-game winning streak highlighted by Friday’s 31-0 Olympic League rout of Valley Christian of Cerritos. last_img read more