New Haven launches fundraiser to help sister city in Sierra Leone fight Ebola

November 7, 2014 4:09 AM

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New Haven launches fundraiser to help sister city in Sierra Leone fight Ebola

NEW HAVEN >> Mayor Toni Harp launched a community-wide charitable initiative Thursday aimed at aiding one of New Haven’s sister cities during one of its darkest hours.

Freetown, Sierra Leone, became New Haven’s sixth sister city in 1997 and within the last 21 days the number of newly-confirmed Ebola virus cases stands at more than 1,160, according to the World Health Organization. The agency reported Wednesday that the country has reported 435 new cases during the...

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