The Federation of Liberian Associations in Ohio – FOLAO  is a not-for-profit organization 501(C)3), based in Ohio. It is comprised of Liberian community organizations within the State of Ohio. Currently it has 5 active local chapters based in the following Cities of Ohio: Columbus, Toledo, Cleveland, Cincinnati and Dayton.
It is registered with the State of Ohio and serve as the umbrella organization of all Liberian associations in the State of Ohio. It has been existed for over 30 years and have continued to impact the socio-economic welfare of our membership, as well as Liberians back home. To provide an epitome of FOLAO’s activities within the State of Ohio, the organization was very instrumental in creating a Sister-City Relationship between the City of Monrovia, Republic of Liberia and the City of Dayton, Ohio. As one of the Local Chapters of the Union of Liberian Associations in the Americas – ULAA, FOLAO has remained a vibrant organization that tends to not only seek the welfare of its membership, but shows its willingness to collaborate with any group that pursues to promote the well-being of society. For more details, please visit FOLAO website at

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September 9, 2015



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March 6, 2015

FOLAO sees it as a mandate to contribute to the socio-economic development of Liberia. It even sees it as an obligation to assist its fellow Liberians, especially during crisis. Just recently, the Association sent 230 bags of rice to Liberia to be distributed to Ebola victims. The distribution of the rice will be implemented by at least 5 churches. The churches are located in areas that were known to be highly affected by Ebola. A credit is given to the local chapters of the Association for being very instrumental in insuring that the assignment was sent to Liberia, at least as an initial contribution to assisting Liberian during this Ebola nightmare. Hon. Martin Zeinway, FOLAO Chaplain and President of one of FOLAO's local chapters - the Cleveland Chapter, is the Chairman of the Committee that worked on the shipment of the rice. For more details, please click here to visit FOLAO... read more

March 6, 2015

The Sister-City Relationship between the City of Dayton and the Monrovia City Corporation of Liberia, which was in moribund state, for some reason, has been rekindled, through the instrumentality of FOLAO. Just recently, Hon. Carter, the Board Chairman of FOLAO, Mr. Alfred Sieh and ULAA General Secretary, Hon. Fayah Nyumah met the Sister-City Committee,  and there are arrangements being made to invite the Monrovia City Mayor to Dayton to discuss the shipment of medical supplies, buses, garbage trucks and other materials to Liberia. Similarly, FOLAO is in discussion with the City of Columbus about the establishment of sister-city relation with a city in Liberia.