West Africa, 2014
Throughout much of 2014, the world watched as West Africa was gripped by the worst outbreak of the Ebola virus in history. As the epidemic spread so did the international community's desire to help. GlobalFire volunteers from across North America gathered and shipped critical protective equipment for emergency workers on the front lines who were battling the epidemic.
Medical items such as: masks, gloves, face shields, gowns, booties were all crucial in eventually stemming the flow of the disease. With some of the poorest countries on Earth affected, receiving such lifesaving items for free was an important factor in Liberia, Guinea, Sierra Leone and Nigeria eventually overcoming the outbreak.