Families await Peace Corps evacuees' homecoming
Sat, 02 Aug 2014 12:55:00 GMT —
Families in the United States are waiting to be reunited with Peace Corps workers leaving three West African nations affected by the worst recorded Ebola outbreak in history.
The organization said it's working to bring more than 300 volunteers home as quickly as possible except for two who've been exposed to the virus. They've been isolated and are under observation, but have not shown any symptoms.
Peace Corps volunteers from Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea are contacting their families with news. Mirna Jope of Carmichael, California, says she heard from her 25-year-old son, Dawson Jope. He's heading out of Sierra Leone and texted her Friday morning that he will be home Saturday.
The Peace Corps will monitor the outbreak and determine later when volunteers can return.