Samoan Community In Oregon Bands Together To Raise Funds For Relief Efforts

“We want to let the people in Samoa know that the Samoan community in Oregon is keeping them in our thoughts and prayers as they begin a long journey to rebuild their lives.”
Those are the words of Ace Salu, pictured here presenting our grants manager, Darcie Spar, with the results of his incredible fundraising efforts.

In less than two weeks, Ace and his wife, Paula, organized a fundraising dinner at St. Philip Catholic Church to benefit relief efforts in American Samoa. The event, which was supported by the Pacific Island Council of Oregon and Noho Hawaiian Restaurant, raised thousands of dollars to help the victims of the recent earthquake and tsunami.

So a big thank you to Ace, Paula, and everyone who contributed to the fundraiser. Simply amazing.

For updates on relief efforts in American Samoa keep an eye on the American Red Cross Online Disaster Newsroom as well as our Worldwide Wednesday Wrap-Ups.