BRUNSWICK, Ga. -- More than 200 volunteers from the First Coast and southeast Georgia are doing what they can to protect aid workers helping Ebola patients in West Africa.
They're doing it through MAP International, by sending tyvek suits and medical supplies.
"We're been airlifting practically all of our personal protection suits there because of immediate needs," said Mark Mosely, the Vice President of relief.
The suits are one of the only ways to guarantee aid workers don't get sick helping Ebola patients. 17,000 suits have left from the Georgia warehouse. Several thousand more will be flown out in just a few days.
MAP International has also sent $5 million worth of medical supplies to treat patients. All of the supplies have been donated.
"It's incredibly gratifying to be involved in this kind of response," said Mosely.
MAP International, a non-profit, is a Christian Relief and Development Organization.
"We do this because we're professionals in terms of how we execute and also as an extension of our faith," Mosely said.
For more information on what the organization is doing for Ebola patients, and how you can help, call 1-800-225-8550, or click here.