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ST. LOUIS – Tuesday, NewsChannel 5 connected via Skype with a man in Liberia who works with a Lutheran Church group with ties to St. Louis.

B. Abel Learwellie has lost 28 loved ones in the past two weeks due to the Ebola outbreak.

He was born and raised in Liberia and is now a staff member with the Trauma Healing and Reconciliation Program.

Learwellie said his organization helps reintegrate child officers, but recently their efforts have been geared towards Ebola prevention and education.

He says most of the hospitals are closed and people are dying in the streets.

"Because of the stigma attached to Ebola disease nobody wants to come out and identify themselves with Ebola in anyway," he says. "As we live here we are in serious fear and everyone is saying that they will be dying the next day."

If you would like to help the efforts of Learwellie and his team, you can visit their fundraising website.

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