22 Dec 2012

American Samoa sends more relief supplies to Samoa

10:43 am on 22 December 2012

The third shipment of relief supplies for Samoa collected through the American Samoa government initiated drive leaves for Apia on the Lady Naomi today.

The shipment includes donations from businesses, schools and organizations.

Motu Seui Junior, who is heading the relief drive says Ace American Industries donated cases of bottled water, towels, blankets, t-shirts and other essentials.

Peter Tali Coleman elementary school, gave water clothing, canned food and 200 US dollars.

Yesterday BlueSky communications reached its goal of raising 10,000 US dollars for Samoa.

This comes one week after the company launched its drive for cyclone victims on its Facebook page.

Donors were invited to make monetary donations online or at the Bluesky office or call or text 200, a 2 dollars call of which all proceeds will go to the relief fund.

Blue Sky President and CEO Aoe'e Adolfo Montenegro says their company will match the 10,000 dollars.

The funds have been used to send a shipment of 7 pallets of food, water and supplies to Samoa.

BlueSky is working with the Disaster Management Office which is monitoring the victims needs on a daily basis at the various shelters across Samoa.

There is an imminent need for food, water, tarpaulin and supplies.