HOUSTON -

About $200,000 worth of donated medical supplies from Houston were packed Saturday to be shipped to countries in west Africa to help contain the Ebola outbreak.

Three huge containers are headed to Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea.

The group Project Cure Houston put together the containers. Doctors are in need of surgical gowns, masks, goggles and protective gear.

"Here in the U.S. for example, we have surgical gowns that close at the wrist, so a lot of these, the virus has been spreading, getting through the unprotected arm cuffs," said Sarrah LeMoss, with Project Cure Houston.

On Saturday, 25 volunteers spent six hours packing 17,000 boxes.