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$17,000 Raised to Fight Ebola in Africa

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MISSOULA, Mont. -

$17,000 has been raised through the Missoula YMCA's fundraiser to fight Ebola in Africa.

The "Y" received donations from all over the world and recently received a large gift from England.

the Missoula YMCA has been international partners with the Sierra Leone YMCA for 20 years now, and reached out to them in hopes of making a  difference.

The money is being used to purchase much needed disinfectant supplies, buckets, and to help train community volunteers and staff in the most affected communities of Africa to help stop the spread of the deadly virus.

Ramey Kodadek, YMCA's Development and Marketing Coordinator, said, "I think it's a wonderful way that...Yes they're in another country, but it's a way we can reach out and help our global neighbors in a very impactful and a very real way."

Young kids from different cities are getting involved and helping to fund raise.

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