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  • R.I.P. FEROLINI MALATOESE OF VAILOA FALEATA     15 December 2019 New
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    Sad to receive word this morning of another precious soul, baby Ferolini, has succumbed to measles in Samoa. Condolences to parents Lualua and Elisapeta.

    ASA Foundation is currently organising support for the family to ensure Ferolini gets a proper burial. Thank you Racheal Stowers for reaching out to us.

    If your family or know of a family that is struggling with funeral cost. We want to help. Please contact us.

    Today the most urgent assistance needed by the families directly affected with the loss of a child is financial assistance to give the children a proper burial, and supporting those children still hospitalised.

    ASA Foundation is only able to help these grieving families because of ordinary people responding to our call for action. The MEASLES SAMOA FUND APPEAL goes directly to the people affected as you can see.

    ASA Foundation and partners have been on the ground in Samoa for 5!weeks now providing financial assistance to 26 families to date.

    If you want your donation to go straight to support families that lost a child right now and not a month later, then I urge you to please donate to the Givealittle page MEASLES SAMOA FUND APPEAL: https://givealittle.co.nz/cause/please-donate-to-measles-samoa-fund-appeal

    ASA Foundation is grateful to companies, churches, organisations and individuals who have partnered with us to ensure there is a well coordinated operation to reach the people in need as soon as resources are available. Most donors that have contacted us wants assurance that their donations goes directly to the people.

    Report to date of donations through ASA Foundation and partners:

    1. FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: Supported 26 families to date. 50 more families to go as donations becomes available.

    2. COFFINS & FUNERAL SERVICE: 24 coffins donated by Ronald Wattam and the Kiwi Coffin Club in Rotorua will be airfreight this Tuesday courtesy of Air NZ free of charge. ASA Foundation is working with Sefo’s Funeral Service and Fesili’s Funeral Service offering free coffin to any new measles cases; also a contribution to the funeral service expense to ensure every child has the opportunity for a proper burial.

    3. RELIEF SUPPLY: 40 footer container of nappies, wipers, children care supply, masks, gloves and hospital supply from Auckland arriving in Samoa around the 18th December 2019. Donated supply from across New Zealand is being transported up today free of charge courtesy of Main Freight. Another 3 x 20 foot containers expected to be shipped to Samoa later this month with the help of EIF International and Henderdon Cars. A container is also coming from Australia courtesy of appeal partner J & R Enterprise in Sydney.

    4. FUNDRAISERS: Thank you you individuals, groups, churches and companies that have chosen ASA Foundation and the Measles Samoa Fund Appeal & Relief as their charity partner for Samoa. The MSFA is direct from donors to the people affected... right now, not a week or a month later. We welcome anyone who wants to partner with ASA Foundation.

    5. LIBRARY BOOKS: ASA Foundation and partners will be working through Christmas and New Year with the library book drive. Watch this space...

    6. COLLECTION CENTRES: All this would not be possible without the dedicated teams of volunteer partners below:

    We acknowledge the significant humanitarian and medical assistance offered by the international community. We are also very grateful to the generosity of ordinary New Zealanders and our Samoan people who are donating nappies, wipers, masks, gloves, hygiene and other supply to assist children that are hospitalised.

    We are reaching out to you and anyone that is able to donate funds as this is the quickest way to get help to the families that have lost a child, especially the numbers keep rising. The crisis of the mind and the heart also deserves attention and support.

    CLICK link to view update: https://youtu.be/Rgnhpx7qol4

    Contact Tuala Tagaloa Tusani on (+6421) 0223-8663 or email tagaloatusani@gmail.com if you wish to be involved in the collection of hygiene supply for Samoa. We have collection points in Auckland and Sydney with other overseas cities to be confirmed soon.

    Please share our updates to people that care of what’s happening in Samoa. If you want to help and for more information contact Teleiai Edwin Puni on (+6421) 618-042 or email: edwin@puni.co.nz

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  • SAMOA STATE OF EMERGENCY EXTENDED     14 December 2019 New
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    This morning at Auckland Airport seeing ASA Foundation board member Tuala Tagaloa Tusani, with colleague Ariana Paul, heading to Samoa to await the arrival of 24 coffins from New Zealand to assist families bury their loved ones.

    Today the Samoa Government announced the extension of State of Emergency to the 29th December.

    In the front page of the Samoa Times, it is reporting families struggling to pay mortuary cost. Help is coming...

    If your family or know of a family that is struggling with funeral cost. We want to help. Please contact us.

    Today the most urgent assistance needed by the families directly affected with the loss of a child is financial assistance to give the children a proper burial, and supporting those children still hospitalised.

    ASA Foundation is only able to help these grieving families because of ordinary people responding to our call for action. The MEASLES SAMOA FUND APPEAL goes directly to the people affected as you can see.

    ASA Foundation and partners have been on the ground in Samoa for 4 weeks now providing financial assistance to 25 families to date.

    If you want your donation to go straight to support families that lost a child right now and not a month later, then I urge you to please donate to the Givealittle page MEASLES SAMOA FUND APPEAL: https://givealittle.co.nz/cause/please-donate-to-measles-samoa-fund-appeal

    ASA Foundation is grateful to companies, churches, organisations and individuals who have partnered with us to ensure there is a well coordinated operation to reach the people in need as soon as resources are available. Most donors that have contacted us wants assurance that their donations goes directly to the people.

    Report to date of donations through ASA Foundation and partners:

    1. FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: Supported 25 families with the assistance of Pacific Ezy Money Transfer & Moana Rentals with close to 50 more families to go as donations becomes available.

    2. COFFINS & FUNERAL SERVICE: 24 coffins donated by Ronald Wattam and the Kiwi Coffin Club in Rotorua will be airfreight in the weekend courtesy of Air NZ free of charge. ASA Foundation is working with Sefo’s Funeral Service and Fesili’s Funeral Service offering free coffin to any new measles cases; also a contribution to the funeral service expense to ensure every child has the opportunity for a proper burial.

    3. RELIEF SUPPLY: 40 footer container of nappies, wipers, children care supply, masks, gloves and hospital supply from Auckland arriving in Samoa around the 18th December 2019. Donated supply from across New Zealand is being transported up today free of charge courtesy of Main Freight. Another 3 x 20 foot containers expected to be shipped to Samoa later this month with the help of EIF International and Henderdon Cars. A container is also coming from Australia courtesy of appeal partner J & R Enterprise in Sydney.

    4. FUNDRAISERS: Thank you you individuals, groups, churches and companies that have chosen ASA Foundation and the Measles Samoa Fund Appeal & Relief as their charity partner for Samoa. The MSFA is direct from donors to the people affected... right now, not a week or a month later. We welcome anyone who wants to partner with ASA Foundation.

    5. LIBRARY BOOKS: ASA Foundation and partners will be working through Christmas and New Year with the library book drive. Watch this space...

    6. COLLECTION CENTRES: All this would not be possible without the dedicated teams of volunteer partners below:

    We acknowledge the significant humanitarian and medical assistance offered by the international community. We are also very grateful to the generosity of ordinary New Zealanders and our Samoan people who are donating nappies, wipers, masks, gloves, hygiene and other supply to assist children that are hospitalised.

    We are reaching out to you and anyone that is able to donate funds as this is the quickest way to get help to the families that have lost a child, especially the numbers keep rising. The crisis of the mind and the heart also deserves attention and support.

    CLICK link to view update: https://youtu.be/Rgnhpx7qol4

    Contact Tuala Tagaloa Tusani on (+6421) 0223-8663 or email tagaloatusani@gmail.com if you wish to be involved in the collection of hygiene supply for Samoa. We have collection points in Auckland and Sydney with other overseas cities to be confirmed soon.

    Please share our updates to people that care of what’s happening in Samoa. If you want to help and for more information contact Teleiai Edwin Puni on (+6421) 618-042 or email: edwin@puni.co.nz

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  • R.I.P. BABY SIIAE LEFAUAITU OF VAIMOSO     13 December 2019 New
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    Leapai Richard Brown of ASA Foundation as part of the MEASLES SAMOA FUND APPEAL and relief work presenting your kind donation to Oli and Moana, parents of 1 year old baby Siiae at his grave at Vaimoso, and family.

    While the tears are still flowing, there is a smile knowing that they are not forgotten.

    Today the most urgent assistance needed by the families directly affected with the loss of a child is financial assistance to give the children a proper burial, and supporting those children still hospitalised.

    ASA Foundation is only able to help these grieving families because of ordinary people responding to our call for action. The MEASLES SAMOA FUND APPEAL goes directly to the people affected as you can see.

    Thank you Faleafa Mataia for reaching out to us.

    If your family or know of a family that lost a child. We want to help. Please contact us.

    ASA Foundation and partners have been on the ground in Samoa for 4 weeks now providing financial assistance to 25 families to date.

    If you want your donation to go straight to support families that lost a child right now and not a month later, then I urge you to please donate to the Givealittle page MEASLES SAMOA FUND APPEAL: https://givealittle.co.nz/cause/please-donate-to-measles-samoa-fund-appeal

    ASA Foundation is grateful to companies, churches, organisations and individuals who have partnered with us to ensure there is a well coordinated operation to reach the people in need as soon as resources are available. Most donors that have contacted us wants assurance that their donations goes directly to the people.

    Report to date of donations through ASA Foundation and partners:

    1. FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: Supported 25 families with the assistance of Pacific Ezy Money Transfer & Moana Rentals with close to 50 more families to go as donations becomes available.

    2. COFFINS & FUNERAL SERVICE: 24 coffins donated by Ronald Wattam and the Kiwi Coffin Club in Rotorua will be airfreight in the weekend courtesy of Air NZ free of charge. ASA Foundation is working with Sefo’s Funeral Service and Fesili’s Funeral Service offering free coffin to any new measles cases; also a contribution to the funeral service expense to ensure every child has the opportunity for a proper burial.

    3. RELIEF SUPPLY: 40 footer container of nappies, wipers, children care supply, masks, gloves and hospital supply from Auckland arriving in Samoa around the 18th December 2019. Donated supply from across New Zealand is being transported up today free of charge courtesy of Main Freight. Another 3 x 20 foot containers expected to be shipped to Samoa later this month with the help of EIF International and Henderdon Cars. A container is also coming from Australia courtesy of appeal partner J & R Enterprise in Sydney.

    4. FUNDRAISERS: Thank you you individuals, groups, churches and companies that have chosen ASA Foundation and the Measles Samoa Fund Appeal & Relief as their charity partner for Samoa. The MSFA is direct from donors to the people affected... right now, not a week or a month later. We welcome anyone who wants to partner with ASA Foundation.

    5. LIBRARY BOOKS: ASA Foundation and partners will be working through Christmas and New Year with the library book drive. Watch this space...

    6. COLLECTION CENTRES: All this would not be possible without the dedicated teams of volunteer partners below:

    We acknowledge the significant humanitarian and medical assistance offered by the international community. We are also very grateful to the generosity of ordinary New Zealanders and our Samoan people who are donating nappies, wipers, masks, gloves, hygiene and other supply to assist children that are hospitalised.

    We are reaching out to you and anyone that is able to donate funds as this is the quickest way to get help to the families that have lost a child, especially the numbers keep rising. The crisis of the mind and the heart also deserves attention and support.

    CLICK link to view update: https://youtu.be/Rgnhpx7qol4

    Contact Tuala Tagaloa Tusani on (+6421) 0223-8663 or email tagaloatusani@gmail.com if you wish to be involved in the collection of hygiene supply for Samoa. We have collection points in Auckland and Sydney with other overseas cities to be confirmed soon.

    Please share our updates to people that care of what’s happening in Samoa. If you want to help and for more information contact Teleiai Edwin Puni on (+6421) 618-042 or email: edwin@puni.co.nz

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  • R.I.P. KALEPO ELIA TUFUGA OF VAIMOSO     13 December 2019 New
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    Leapai Richard Brown of ASA Foundation as part of the MEASLES SAMOA FUND APPEAL and relief work presenting your kind donation to Elia and Leama Tufuga, parents of Kalepa at his grave, with family at their Vaimoso home.

    While the tears are still flowing, there is a smile knowing that they are not forgotten.

    Today the most urgent assistance needed by the families directly affected with the loss of a child is financial assistance to give the children a proper burial, and supporting those children still hospitalised.

    ASA Foundation is only able to help these grieving families because of ordinary people responding to our call for action. The MEASLES SAMOA FUND APPEAL goes directly to the people affected as you can see.

    Thank you to Faleafa Mataia for reaching out to us.

    If your family or know of a family that lost a child. We want to help. Please contact us.

    ASA Foundation and partners have been on the ground in Samoa for 4 weeks now providing financial assistance to 25 families to date.

    If you want your donation to go straight to support families that lost a child right now and not a month later, then I urge you to please donate to the Givealittle page MEASLES SAMOA FUND APPEAL: https://givealittle.co.nz/cause/please-donate-to-measles-samoa-fund-appeal

    ASA Foundation is grateful to companies, churches, organisations and individuals who have partnered with us to ensure there is a well coordinated operation to reach the people in need as soon as resources are available. Most donors that have contacted us wants assurance that their donations goes directly to the people.

    Report to date of donations through ASA Foundation and partners:

    1. FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: Supported 25 families with the assistance of Pacific Ezy Money Transfer & Moana Rentals with close to 50 more families to go as donations becomes available.

    2. COFFINS & FUNERAL SERVICE: 24 coffins donated by Ronald Wattam and the Kiwi Coffin Club in Rotorua will be airfreight in the weekend courtesy of Air NZ free of charge. ASA Foundation is working with Sefo’s Funeral Service and Fesili’s Funeral Service offering free coffin to any new measles cases; also a contribution to the funeral service expense to ensure every child has the opportunity for a proper burial.

    3. RELIEF SUPPLY: 40 footer container of nappies, wipers, children care supply, masks, gloves and hospital supply from Auckland arriving in Samoa around the 18th December 2019. Donated supply from across New Zealand is being transported up today free of charge courtesy of Main Freight. Another 3 x 20 foot containers expected to be shipped to Samoa later this month with the help of EIF International and Henderdon Cars. A container is also coming from Australia courtesy of appeal partner J & R Enterprise in Sydney.

    4. FUNDRAISERS: Thank you you individuals, groups, churches and companies that have chosen ASA Foundation and the Measles Samoa Fund Appeal & Relief as their charity partner for Samoa. The MSFA is direct from donors to the people affected... right now, not a week or a month later. We welcome anyone who wants to partner with ASA Foundation.

    5. LIBRARY BOOKS: ASA Foundation and partners will be working through Christmas and New Year with the library book drive. Watch this space...

    6. COLLECTION CENTRES: All this would not be possible without the dedicated teams of volunteer partners below:

    We acknowledge the significant humanitarian and medical assistance offered by the international community. We are also very grateful to the generosity of ordinary New Zealanders and our Samoan people who are donating nappies, wipers, masks, gloves, hygiene and other supply to assist children that are hospitalised.

    We are reaching out to you and anyone that is able to donate funds as this is the quickest way to get help to the families that have lost a child, especially the numbers keep rising. The crisis of the mind and the heart also deserves attention and support.

    CLICK link to view update: https://youtu.be/Rgnhpx7qol4

    Contact Tuala Tagaloa Tusani on (+6421) 0223-8663 or email tagaloatusani@gmail.com if you wish to be involved in the collection of hygiene supply for Samoa. We have collection points in Auckland and Sydney with other overseas cities to be confirmed soon.

    Please share our updates to people that care of what’s happening in Samoa. If you want to help and for more information contact Teleiai Edwin Puni on (+6421) 618-042 or email: edwin@puni.co.nz

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  • MEASLES SAMOA FUND APPEAL & RELIEF SUPPLY      13 December 2019 New
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    First call this morning was Pacific Ezy Money Transfer to remit funds to Samoa team... With your kind donation to the Measles Samoa Fund Appeal in the last twenty four hours we will now be able to visit 3 more families today that lost a child.

    ASA Foundation and partners have been on the ground in Samoa for 4 weeks now providing financial assistance to 25 families to date.

    If you want your donation to go straight to support families that lost a child right now and not a month later, then I urge you to please donate to the Givealittle page MEASLES SAMOA FUND APPEAL: https://givealittle.co.nz/cause/please-donate-to-measles-samoa-fund-appeal

    ASA Foundation is grateful to companies, churches, organisations and individuals who have partnered with us to ensure there is a well coordinated operation to reach the people in need as soon as resources are available. Most donors that have contacted us wants assurance that their donations goes directly to the people.

    Report to date of donations through ASA Foundation and partners:

    1. FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: Supported 25 families with the assistance of Pacific Ezy Money Transfer & Moana Rentals with close to 50 more families to go as donations becomes available.

    2. COFFINS & FUNERAL SERVICE: 24 coffins donated by Ronald Wattam and the Kiwi Coffin Club in Rotorua will be airfreight in the weekend courtesy of Air NZ free of charge. ASA Foundation is working with Sefo’s Funeral Service and Fesili’s Funeral Service offering free coffin to any new measles cases; also a contribution to the funeral service expense to ensure every child has the opportunity for a proper burial.

    3. RELIEF SUPPLY: 40 footer container of nappies, wipers, children care supply, masks, gloves and hospital supply from Auckland arriving in Samoa around the 18th December 2019. Donated supply from across New Zealand is being transported up today free of charge courtesy of Main Freight. Another 3 x 20 foot containers expected to be shipped to Samoa later this month with the help of EIF International and Henderdon Cars. A container is also coming from Australia courtesy of appeal partner J & R Enterprise in Sydney.

    4. FUNDRAISERS: Thank you you individuals, groups, churches and companies that have chosen ASA Foundation and the Measles Samoa Fund Appeal & Relief as their charity partner for Samoa. The MSFA is direct from donors to the people affected... right now, not a week or a month later. We welcome anyone who wants to partner with ASA Foundation.

    5. LIBRARY BOOKS: ASA Foundation and partners will be working through Christmas and New Year with the library book drive. Watch this space...

    6. COLLECTION CENTRES: All this would not be possible without the dedicated teams of volunteer partners below:

    We are reaching out to you and anyone that is able to donate funds as this is the quickest way to get help to the families that have lost a child, especially the numbers keep rising. The crisis of the mind and the heart also deserves attention and support.

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  • 24 COFFINS HEADING TO SAMOA WITH AROHA     13 December 2019 New
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    A very emotional morning as we received news of another measles fatality taking the official tally to 72 while ASA Foundation was at Main Freight receiving the 24 coffins donated by Kiwi Coffin Club for Samoa.

    Thank you Ronald Wattam and the wonderful team of 20 senior men and woman of the Kiwi Coffin Club at Rotorua, the youngest 70 and oldest 90 years young, who worked around the clock since last Thursday putting together 24 coffins of all shapes and sizes and all built with love and care all to NZ standards

    As of yesterday ASA Foundation is working with Sefo’s Funeral Service and Fesili’s Funeral Service offering free coffin to any new measles cases. ASA Foundation is also contributing to the funeral service expense to ensure every child has the opportunity for a proper burial.

    Thank you Main Freight for transporting the coffins to Auckland, and all the relief supplies from across Aotearoa.

    As the measles death toll in Samoa continues to rise, so is the urgency to help these families with the burial of their loved ones.

    How can we have a normal day, especially being Samoan living overseas, when everyday we are seeing more children being buried in Samoa, some without coffins. We may feel helpless but we’re not hopeless...

    ASA Foundation’s priority with its humanitarian and relief efforts is to help parents and families that have lost a child to measles in Samoa give their loved ones a proper and dignified burial.

    ASA Foundation is grateful to companies, churches, organisations and individuals who have partnered with us to ensure there is a well coordinated operation to reach the people in need as soon as resources are available. Most donors that have contacted us wants assurance that their donations goes directly to the people.

    We are reaching out to you and anyone that is able to donate funds as this is the quickest way to get help to the families that have lost a child, especially the numbers keep rising. The crisis of the mind and the heart also deserves attention and support.

    Please donate to the Givealittle page MEASLES SAMOA FUND APPEAL: https://givealittle.co.nz/cause/please-donate-to-measles-samoa-fund-appeal

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  • R.I.P. PAULO JR PAULO OF VAIVASE-UTA     12 December 2019
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    Leapai Richard Brown of ASA Foundation as part of the MEASLES SAMOA FUND APPEAL and relief work presenting your kind donation to Paulo Sr and Maseiga, parents of 18 year old Paulo Jr at his grave, with family at their Vaivase-Uta home.

    While the tears are still flowing, there is a smile knowing that they are not forgotten.

    ASA Foundation is only able to help these grieving families because of ordinary people responding to our call for action. The MEASLES SAMOA FUND APPEAL goes directly to the people affected as you can see.

    Thank you Mulitalo Amosa Tupai for reaching out to us.

    If your family or know of a family that lost a child. We want to help. Please contact us.

    As the measles death toll in Samoa continues to rise, so is the urgency to help these families with the burial of their loved ones.

    How can we have a normal day, especially being Samoan living overseas, when everyday we are seeing more children being buried in Samoa, some without coffins. We may feel helpless but we’re not hopeless...

    ASA Foundation’s priority with its humanitarian and relief efforts is to help parents and families that have lost a child to measles in Samoa give their loved ones a proper and dignified burial.

    ASA Foundation is grateful to companies, churches, organisations and individuals who have partnered with us to ensure there is a well coordinated operation to reach the people in need as soon as resources are available. Most donors that have contacted us wants assurance that their donations goes directly to the people.

    “Seeing a young mother holding the motionless body of her deceased child wrapped in a white cloth at the back of a pick up truck, seeing the strain on the father’s face trying to be strong for his little family with their young girl crying uncontrollably.... this is not a far away country.... These children are our children, these families are our families, these people are our people, Samoa is our homeland. This is why we’re doing what we’re doing,” says Teleiai Edwin Puni, ASA Foundation chairman.

    ASA Foundation, a New Zealand based not for profit organisation, has been on the ground in Samoa now for 3 weeks to find and support these families.

    Today the most urgent assistance needed by the families directly affected with the loss of a child is financial assistance to give the children a proper burial, and supporting those children still hospitalised.

    They say in the Pacific it takes a village to raise a child. But what if that innocent life is taken unexpectedly, especially when the death is preventable? How do you cope as a parent when your third child dies to the measles epidemic a few days after the other two were buried?

    We acknowledge the significant humanitarian and medical assistance offered by the Government of New Zealand to Samoa. We are also very grateful to the generosity of ordinary New Zealanders and our Samoan people who are donating nappies, wipers, masks, gloves, hygiene and other supply to assist children that are hospitalised.

    We are reaching out to you and anyone that is able to donate funds as this is the quickest way to get help to the families that have lost a child, especially the numbers keep rising. The crisis of the mind and the heart also deserves attention and support.

    Please donate to the Givealittle page MEASLES SAMOA FUND APPEAL: https://givealittle.co.nz/cause/please-donate-to-measles-samoa-fund-appeal

    CLICK link to view update: https://youtu.be/Rgnhpx7qol4

    Contact Tuala Tagaloa Tusani on (+6421) 0223-8663 or email tagaloatusani@gmail.com if you wish to be involved in the collection of hygiene supply for Samoa. We have collection points in Auckland and Sydney with other overseas cities to be confirmed soon.

    Please share our updates to people that care of what’s happening in Samoa. If you want to help and for more information contact Teleiai Edwin Puni on (+6421) 618-042 or email: edwin@puni.co.nz

    Christmas this year will be a sad one for these families... we want to reach out to them with your help.

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  • R.I.P. BABY SALVATION OFISA OF FASITOO-UTA     12 December 2019
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    Leapai Richard Brown of ASA Foundation as part of the MEASLES SAMOA FUND APPEAL and relief work presenting your kind donation to Mark and Silafaga Ofisa, parents of baby Salavation at Fasitoo-Uta, with grandparents and family.

    While the tears are still flowing, there is a smile knowing that they are not forgotten.

    ASA Foundation is only able to help these grieving families because of ordinary people responding to our call for action. The MEASLES SAMOA FUND APPEAL goes directly to the people affected as you can see.

    If your family or know of a family that lost a child. We want to help. Please contact us.

    As the measles death toll in Samoa continues to rise, so is the urgency to help these families with the burial of their loved ones.

    How can we have a normal day, especially being Samoan living overseas, when everyday we are seeing more children being buried in Samoa, some without coffins. We may feel helpless but we’re not hopeless...

    ASA Foundation’s priority with its humanitarian and relief efforts is to help parents and families that have lost a child to measles in Samoa give their loved ones a proper and dignified burial.

    ASA Foundation is grateful to companies, churches, organisations and individuals who have partnered with us to ensure there is a well coordinated operation to reach the people in need as soon as resources are available. Most donors that have contacted us wants assurance that their donations goes directly to the people.

    “Seeing a young mother holding the motionless body of her deceased child wrapped in a white cloth at the back of a pick up truck, seeing the strain on the father’s face trying to be strong for his little family with their young girl crying uncontrollably.... this is not a far away country.... These children are our children, these families are our families, these people are our people, Samoa is our homeland. This is why we’re doing what we’re doing,” says Teleiai Edwin Puni, ASA Foundation chairman.

    ASA Foundation, a New Zealand based not for profit organisation, has been on the ground in Samoa now for 3 weeks to find and support these families.

    Today the most urgent assistance needed by the families directly affected with the loss of a child is financial assistance to give the children a proper burial, and supporting those children still hospitalised.

    They say in the Pacific it takes a village to raise a child. But what if that innocent life is taken unexpectedly, especially when the death is preventable? How do you cope as a parent when your third child dies to the measles epidemic a few days after the other two were buried?

    We acknowledge the significant humanitarian and medical assistance offered by the Government of New Zealand to Samoa. We are also very grateful to the generosity of ordinary New Zealanders and our Samoan people who are donating nappies, wipers, masks, gloves, hygiene and other supply to assist children that are hospitalised.

    We are reaching out to you and anyone that is able to donate funds as this is the quickest way to get help to the families that have lost a child, especially the numbers keep rising. The crisis of the mind and the heart also deserves attention and support.

    Please donate to the Givealittle page MEASLES SAMOA FUND APPEAL: https://givealittle.co.nz/cause/please-donate-to-measles-samoa-fund-appeal

    CLICK link to view update: https://youtu.be/Rgnhpx7qol4

    Contact Tuala Tagaloa Tusani on (+6421) 0223-8663 or email tagaloatusani@gmail.com if you wish to be involved in the collection of hygiene supply for Samoa. We have collection points in Auckland and Sydney with other overseas cities to be confirmed soon.

    Please share our updates to people that care of what’s happening in Samoa. If you want to help and for more information contact Teleiai Edwin Puni on (+6421) 618-042 or email: edwin@puni.co.nz

    Christmas this year will be a sad one for these families... we want to reach out to them with your help.

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  • R.I.P. BABY NOVEMA MATAIO OF FALEULA     11 December 2019
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    Leapai Richard Brown of ASA Foundation as part of the MEASLES SAMOA FUND APPEAL and relief work presenting your kind donation to Lui and Carol Mataio, parents of 18 months old baby Novema at Faleula-Uta, with grandfather and family.

    While the tears are still flowing, there is a smile knowing that they are not forgotten.

    ASA Foundation is only able to help these grieving families because of ordinary people responding to our call for action. The MEASLES SAMOA FUND APPEAL goes directly to the people affected as you can see.

    Thank you Papalii Marilyn Lavea for reaching out to us.

    If your family or know of a family that lost a child. We want to help. Please contact us.

    As the measles death toll in Samoa continues to rise, so is the urgency to help these families with the burial of their loved ones.

    How can we have a normal day, especially being Samoan living overseas, when everyday we are seeing more children being buried in Samoa, some without coffins. We may feel helpless but we’re not hopeless...

    ASA Foundation’s priority with its humanitarian and relief efforts is to help parents and families that have lost a child to measles in Samoa give their loved ones a proper and dignified burial.

    ASA Foundation is grateful to companies, churches, organisations and individuals who have partnered with us to ensure there is a well coordinated operation to reach the people in need as soon as resources are available. Most donors that have contacted us wants assurance that their donations goes directly to the people.

    “Seeing a young mother holding the motionless body of her deceased child wrapped in a white cloth at the back of a pick up truck, seeing the strain on the father’s face trying to be strong for his little family with their young girl crying uncontrollably.... this is not a far away country.... These children are our children, these families are our families, these people are our people, Samoa is our homeland. This is why we’re doing what we’re doing,” says Teleiai Edwin Puni, ASA Foundation chairman.

    ASA Foundation, a New Zealand based not for profit organisation, has been on the ground in Samoa now for 4 weeks to find and support these families.

    Today the most urgent assistance needed by the families directly affected with the loss of a child is financial assistance to give the children a proper burial, and supporting those children still hospitalised.

    They say in the Pacific it takes a village to raise a child. But what if that innocent life is taken unexpectedly, especially when the death is preventable? How do you cope as a parent when your third child dies to the measles epidemic a few days after the other two were buried?

    We acknowledge the significant humanitarian and medical assistance offered by the Government of New Zealand to Samoa. We are also very grateful to the generosity of ordinary New Zealanders and our Samoan people who are donating nappies, wipers, masks, gloves, hygiene and other supply to assist children that are hospitalised.

    We are reaching out to you and anyone that is able to donate funds as this is the quickest way to get help to the families that have lost a child, especially the numbers keep rising. The crisis of the mind and the heart also deserves attention and support.

    Please donate to the Givealittle page MEASLES SAMOA FUND APPEAL: https://givealittle.co.nz/cause/please-donate-to-measles-samoa-fund-appeal

    CLICK link to view update: https://youtu.be/Rgnhpx7qol4

    Contact Tuala Tagaloa Tusani on (+6421) 0223-8663 or email tagaloatusani@gmail.com if you wish to be involved in the collection of hygiene supply for Samoa. We have collection points in Auckland and Sydney with other overseas cities to be confirmed soon.

    Please share our updates to people that care of what’s happening in Samoa. If you want to help and for more information contact Teleiai Edwin Puni on (+6421) 618-042 or email: edwin@puni.co.nz

    Christmas this year will be a sad one for these families... we want to reach out to them with your help.

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  • R.I.P. BABY DAPHNEE AINUU     10 December 2019
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    Leapai Richard Brown of ASA Foundation as part of the MEASLES SAMOA FUND APPEAL and relief work presenting your kind donation to Seela, mother of baby Daphnee, with grandfather and siblings.

    While the tears are still flowing, there is a smile knowing that they are not forgotten.

    ASA Foundation is only able to help these grieving families because of ordinary people responding to our call for action. The MEASLES SAMOA FUND APPEAL goes directly to the people affected as you can see.

    Thank you Cilla O'Sullivan for reaching out to us.

    If your family or know of a family that lost a child. We want to help. Please contact us.

    As the measles death toll in Samoa continues to rise, so is the urgency to help these families with the burial of their loved ones.

    How can we have a normal day, especially being Samoan living overseas, when everyday we are seeing more children being buried in Samoa, some without coffins. We may feel helpless but we’re not hopeless...

    ASA Foundation’s priority with its humanitarian and relief efforts is to help parents and families that have lost a child to measles in Samoa give their loved ones a proper and dignified burial.

    ASA Foundation is grateful to companies, churches, organisations and individuals who have partnered with us to ensure there is a well coordinated operation to reach the people in need as soon as resources are available. Most donors that have contacted us wants assurance that their donations goes directly to the people.

    “Seeing a young mother holding the motionless body of her deceased child wrapped in a white cloth at the back of a pick up truck, seeing the strain on the father’s face trying to be strong for his little family with their young girl crying uncontrollably.... this is not a far away country.... These children are our children, these families are our families, these people are our people, Samoa is our homeland. This is why we’re doing what we’re doing,” says Teleiai Edwin Puni, ASA Foundation chairman.

    ASA Foundation, a New Zealand based not for profit organisation, has been on the ground in Samoa now for 3 weeks to find and support these families.

    Today the most urgent assistance needed by the families directly affected with the loss of a child is financial assistance to give the children a proper burial, and supporting those children still hospitalised.

    They say in the Pacific it takes a village to raise a child. But what if that innocent life is taken unexpectedly, especially when the death is preventable? How do you cope as a parent when your third child dies to the measles epidemic a few days after the other two were buried?

    We acknowledge the significant humanitarian and medical assistance offered by the Government of New Zealand to Samoa. We are also very grateful to the generosity of ordinary New Zealanders and our Samoan people who are donating nappies, wipers, masks, gloves, hygiene and other supply to assist children that are hospitalised.

    We are reaching out to you and anyone that is able to donate funds as this is the quickest way to get help to the families that have lost a child, especially the numbers keep rising. The crisis of the mind and the heart also deserves attention and support.

    Please donate to the Givealittle page MEASLES SAMOA FUND APPEAL: https://givealittle.co.nz/cause/please-donate-to-measles-samoa-fund-appeal

    CLICK link to view update: https://youtu.be/Rgnhpx7qol4

    Contact Tuala Tagaloa Tusani on (+6421) 0223-8663 or email tagaloatusani@gmail.com if you wish to be involved in the collection of hygiene supply for Samoa. We have collection points in Auckland and Sydney with other overseas cities to be confirmed soon.

    Please share our updates to people that care of what’s happening in Samoa. If you want to help and for more information contact Teleiai Edwin Puni on (+6421) 618-042 or email: edwin@puni.co.nz

    Christmas this year will be a sad one for these families... we want to reach out to them with your help.

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  • R.I.P. BABY MARGARET TOEASO OF AFEGA     10 December 2019
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    Leapai Richard Brown of ASA Foundation as part of the MEASLES SAMOA FUND APPEAL and relief work presenting your kind donation to Toeaso Siaosi and Margaret Toeaso, parents of 11 months old baby Margaret at her grave, with grandmother.

    While the tears are still flowing, there is a smile knowing that they are not forgotten.

    ASA Foundation is only able to help these grieving families because of ordinary people responding to our call for action. The MEASLES SAMOA FUND APPEAL goes directly to the people affected as you can see.

    Thank you Cilla for reaching out to us.

    If your family or know of a family that lost a child. We want to help. Please contact us.

    As the measles death toll in Samoa continues to rise, so is the urgency to help these families with the burial of their loved ones.

    How can we have a normal day, especially being Samoan living overseas, when everyday we are seeing more children being buried in Samoa, some without coffins. We may feel helpless but we’re not hopeless...

    ASA Foundation’s priority with its humanitarian and relief efforts is to help parents and families that have lost a child to measles in Samoa give their loved ones a proper and dignified burial.

    ASA Foundation is grateful to companies, churches, organisations and individuals who have partnered with us to ensure there is a well coordinated operation to reach the people in need as soon as resources are available. Most donors that have contacted us wants assurance that their donations goes directly to the people.

    “Seeing a young mother holding the motionless body of her deceased child wrapped in a white cloth at the back of a pick up truck, seeing the strain on the father’s face trying to be strong for his little family with their young girl crying uncontrollably.... this is not a far away country.... These children are our children, these families are our families, these people are our people, Samoa is our homeland. This is why we’re doing what we’re doing,” says Teleiai Edwin Puni, ASA Foundation chairman.

    ASA Foundation, a New Zealand based not for profit organisation, has been on the ground in Samoa now for 3 weeks to find and support these families.

    Today the most urgent assistance needed by the families directly affected with the loss of a child is financial assistance to give the children a proper burial, and supporting those children still hospitalised.

    They say in the Pacific it takes a village to raise a child. But what if that innocent life is taken unexpectedly, especially when the death is preventable? How do you cope as a parent when your third child dies to the measles epidemic a few days after the other two were buried?

    We acknowledge the significant humanitarian and medical assistance offered by the Government of New Zealand to Samoa. We are also very grateful to the generosity of ordinary New Zealanders and our Samoan people who are donating nappies, wipers, masks, gloves, hygiene and other supply to assist children that are hospitalised.

    We are reaching out to you and anyone that is able to donate funds as this is the quickest way to get help to the families that have lost a child, especially the numbers keep rising. The crisis of the mind and the heart also deserves attention and support.

    Please donate to the Givealittle page MEASLES SAMOA FUND APPEAL: https://givealittle.co.nz/cause/please-donate-to-measles-samoa-fund-appeal

    CLICK link to view update: https://youtu.be/Rgnhpx7qol4

    Contact Tuala Tagaloa Tusani on (+6421) 0223-8663 or email tagaloatusani@gmail.com if you wish to be involved in the collection of hygiene supply for Samoa. We have collection points in Auckland and Sydney with other overseas cities to be confirmed soon.

    Please share our updates to people that care of what’s happening in Samoa. If you want to help and for more information contact Teleiai Edwin Puni on (+6421) 618-042 or email: edwin@puni.co.nz

    Christmas this year will be a sad one for these families... we want to reach out to them with your help.

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  • THANK YOU FOR YOUR KIND DONATIONS     10 December 2019
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    With Tuala and Tofilau early this morning at Pacific Ezy Money Transfer.

    Once funds goes into the MEASLES SAMOA FUND APPEAL, it is transferred it is transferred immediately to ASA Foundation team on the ground in Samoa.

    Today with your kind donations in the last 24 hours, we will be able to reach out to 4 more famiiie.

    ASA Foundation is only able to help these grieving families because of ordinary people responding to our call for action. The MEASLES SAMOA FUND APPEAL goes directly to the people affected as you can see.

    If your family or know of a family that lost a child. We want to help. Please contact us.

    As the measles death toll in Samoa continues to rise, so is the urgency to help these families with the burial of their loved ones.

    How can we have a normal day, especially being Samoan living overseas, when everyday we are seeing more children being buried in Samoa, some without coffins. We may feel helpless but we’re not hopeless...

    ASA Foundation’s priority with its humanitarian and relief efforts is to help parents and families that have lost a child to measles in Samoa give their loved ones a proper and dignified burial.

    ASA Foundation is grateful to companies, churches, organisations and individuals who have partnered with us to ensure there is a well coordinated operation to reach the people in need as soon as resources are available. Most donors that have contacted us wants assurance that their donations goes directly to the people.

    “Seeing a young mother holding the motionless body of her deceased child wrapped in a white cloth at the back of a pick up truck, seeing the strain on the father’s face trying to be strong for his little family with their young girl crying uncontrollably.... this is not a far away country.... These children are our children, these families are our families, these people are our people, Samoa is our homeland. This is why we’re doing what we’re doing,” says Teleiai Edwin Puni, ASA Foundation chairman.

    ASA Foundation, a New Zealand based not for profit organisation, has been on the ground in Samoa now for 3 weeks to find and support these families.

    Today the most urgent assistance needed by the families directly affected with the loss of a child is financial assistance to give the children a proper burial, and supporting those children still hospitalised.

    They say in the Pacific it takes a village to raise a child. But what if that innocent life is taken unexpectedly, especially when the death is preventable? How do you cope as a parent when your third child dies to the measles epidemic a few days after the other two were buried?

    We acknowledge the significant humanitarian and medical assistance offered by the Government of New Zealand to Samoa. We are also very grateful to the generosity of ordinary New Zealanders and our Samoan people who are donating nappies, wipers, masks, gloves, hygiene and other supply to assist children that are hospitalised.

    We are reaching out to you and anyone that is able to donate funds as this is the quickest way to get help to the families that have lost a child, especially the numbers keep rising. The crisis of the mind and the heart also deserves attention and support.

    Please donate to the Givealittle page MEASLES SAMOA FUND APPEAL: https://givealittle.co.nz/cause/please-donate-to-measles-samoa-fund-appeal

    CLICK link to view update: https://youtu.be/Rgnhpx7qol4

    Contact Tuala Tagaloa Tusani on (+6421) 0223-8663 or email tagaloatusani@gmail.com if you wish to be involved in the collection of hygiene supply for Samoa. We have collection points in Auckland and Sydney with other overseas cities to be confirmed soon.

    Please share our updates to people that care of what’s happening in Samoa. If you want to help and for more information contact Teleiai Edwin Puni on (+6421) 618-042 or email: edwin@puni.co.nz

    Christmas this year will be a sad one for these families... we want to reach out to them with your help.

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  • R.I.P. BABY FAITH ISAIA OF FALEASIU & SOGI     10 December 2019
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    Leapai Richard Brown of ASA Foundation as part of the MEASLES SAMOA FUND APPEAL and relief work presenting your kind donation to Malaefono Tupai and Isaia Fealofai, parents of 1 year old baby Faith at his grave, with grandparents and cousins.

    While the tears are still flowing, there is a smile knowing that they are not forgotten.

    ASA Foundation is only able to help these grieving families because of ordinary people responding to our call for action. The MEASLES SAMOA FUND APPEAL goes directly to the people affected as you can see.

    Thank you Lina Suluape Alaivaa Petelo for reaching out to us.

    If your family or know of a family that lost a child. We want to help. Please contact us.

    As the measles death toll in Samoa continues to rise, so is the urgency to help these families with the burial of their loved ones.

    How can we have a normal day, especially being Samoan living overseas, when everyday we are seeing more children being buried in Samoa, some without coffins. We may feel helpless but we’re not hopeless...

    ASA Foundation’s priority with its humanitarian and relief efforts is to help parents and families that have lost a child to measles in Samoa give their loved ones a proper and dignified burial.

    ASA Foundation is grateful to companies, churches, organisations and individuals who have partnered with us to ensure there is a well coordinated operation to reach the people in need as soon as resources are available. Most donors that have contacted us wants assurance that their donations goes directly to the people.

    “Seeing a young mother holding the motionless body of her deceased child wrapped in a white cloth at the back of a pick up truck, seeing the strain on the father’s face trying to be strong for his little family with their young girl crying uncontrollably.... this is not a far away country.... These children are our children, these families are our families, these people are our people, Samoa is our homeland. This is why we’re doing what we’re doing,” says Teleiai Edwin Puni, ASA Foundation chairman.

    ASA Foundation, a New Zealand based not for profit organisation, has been on the ground in Samoa now for 3 weeks to find and support these families.

    Today the most urgent assistance needed by the families directly affected with the loss of a child is financial assistance to give the children a proper burial, and supporting those children still hospitalised.

    They say in the Pacific it takes a village to raise a child. But what if that innocent life is taken unexpectedly, especially when the death is preventable? How do you cope as a parent when your third child dies to the measles epidemic a few days after the other two were buried?

    We acknowledge the significant humanitarian and medical assistance offered by the Government of New Zealand to Samoa. We are also very grateful to the generosity of ordinary New Zealanders and our Samoan people who are donating nappies, wipers, masks, gloves, hygiene and other supply to assist children that are hospitalised.

    We are reaching out to you and anyone that is able to donate funds as this is the quickest way to get help to the families that have lost a child, especially the numbers keep rising. The crisis of the mind and the heart also deserves attention and support.

    Please donate to the Givealittle page MEASLES SAMOA FUND APPEAL: https://givealittle.co.nz/cause/please-donate-to-measles-samoa-fund-appeal

    CLICK link to view update: https://youtu.be/Rgnhpx7qol4

    Contact Tuala Tagaloa Tusani on (+6421) 0223-8663 or email tagaloatusani@gmail.com if you wish to be involved in the collection of hygiene supply for Samoa. We have collection points in Auckland and Sydney with other overseas cities to be confirmed soon.

    Please share our updates to people that care of what’s happening in Samoa. If you want to help and for more information contact Teleiai Edwin Puni on (+6421) 618-042 or email: edwin@puni.co.nz

    Christmas this year will be a sad one for these families... we want to reach out to them with your help.

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  • R.I.P. BABY SIMOLO ROSALITA MAELI AUSAGE     10 December 2019
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    Leapai Richard Brown of ASA Foundation as part of the MEASLES SAMOA FUND APPEAL and relief work presenting your kind donation to Rosina Iakopo and Teleiai Maeli of Faleasiu and Samatau, parents of 1 year old baby Simolo Rosalita at mortuary before burial tomorrow.

    While the tears are still flowing, there is a smile knowing that they are not forgotten.

    ASA Foundation is only able to help these grieving families because of ordinary people responding to our call for action. The MEASLES SAMOA FUND APPEAL goes directly to the people affected as you can see.

    Thank you Lina Suluape Alaivaa Petelo for reaching out to us.

    If your family or know of a family that lost a child. We want to help. Please contact us.

    As the measles death toll in Samoa continues to rise, so is the urgency to help these families with the burial of their loved ones.

    How can we have a normal day, especially being Samoan living overseas, when everyday we are seeing more children being buried in Samoa, some without coffins. We may feel helpless but we’re not hopeless...

    ASA Foundation’s priority with its humanitarian and relief efforts is to help parents and families that have lost a child to measles in Samoa give their loved ones a proper and dignified burial.

    ASA Foundation is grateful to companies, churches, organisations and individuals who have partnered with us to ensure there is a well coordinated operation to reach the people in need as soon as resources are available. Most donors that have contacted us wants assurance that their donations goes directly to the people.

    “Seeing a young mother holding the motionless body of her deceased child wrapped in a white cloth at the back of a pick up truck, seeing the strain on the father’s face trying to be strong for his little family with their young girl crying uncontrollably.... this is not a far away country.... These children are our children, these families are our families, these people are our people, Samoa is our homeland. This is why we’re doing what we’re doing,” says Teleiai Edwin Puni, ASA Foundation chairman.

    ASA Foundation, a New Zealand based not for profit organisation, has been on the ground in Samoa now for 3 weeks to find and support these families.

    Today the most urgent assistance needed by the families directly affected with the loss of a child is financial assistance to give the children a proper burial, and supporting those children still hospitalised.

    They say in the Pacific it takes a village to raise a child. But what if that innocent life is taken unexpectedly, especially when the death is preventable? How do you cope as a parent when your third child dies to the measles epidemic a few days after the other two were buried?

    We acknowledge the significant humanitarian and medical assistance offered by the Government of New Zealand to Samoa. We are also very grateful to the generosity of ordinary New Zealanders and our Samoan people who are donating nappies, wipers, masks, gloves, hygiene and other supply to assist children that are hospitalised.

    We are reaching out to you and anyone that is able to donate funds as this is the quickest way to get help to the families that have lost a child, especially the numbers keep rising. The crisis of the mind and the heart also deserves attention and support.

    Please donate to the Givealittle page MEASLES SAMOA FUND APPEAL: https://givealittle.co.nz/cause/please-donate-to-measles-samoa-fund-appeal

    CLICK link to view update: https://youtu.be/Rgnhpx7qol4

    Contact Tuala Tagaloa Tusani on (+6421) 0223-8663 or email tagaloatusani@gmail.com if you wish to be involved in the collection of hygiene supply for Samoa. We have collection points in Auckland and Sydney with other overseas cities to be confirmed soon.

    Please share our updates to people that care of what’s happening in Samoa. If you want to help and for more information contact Teleiai Edwin Puni on (+6421) 618-042 or email: edwin@puni.co.nz

    Christmas this year will be a sad one for these families... we want to reach out to them with your help.

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  • R.I.P. BABY HAZEL ALOFIPO OF VAITOLOA     9 December 2019
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    Leapai Richard Brown of ASA Foundation as part of the MEASLES SAMOA FUND APPEAL and relief work presenting your kind donation to Tilomai Ah Siu and Saolotoga Lewis Alofipo, parents of 1 year old baby Hazel Alofipo, and siblings at cemetery.

    While the tears are still flowing, there is a smile knowing that they are not forgotten.

    ASA Foundation is only able to help these grieving families because of ordinary people responding to our call for action. The MEASLES SAMOA FUND APPEAL goes directly to the people affected as you can see.

    Thank you Sabrina Ah Siu for reaching out to us.

    If your family or know of a family that lost a child. We want to help. Please contact us.

    As the measles death toll in Samoa continues to rise, so is the urgency to help these families with the burial of their loved ones.

    How can we have a normal day, especially being Samoan living overseas, when everyday we are seeing more children being buried in Samoa, some without coffins. We may feel helpless but we’re not hopeless...

    ASA Foundation’s priority with its humanitarian and relief efforts is to help parents and families that have lost a child to measles in Samoa give their loved ones a proper and dignified burial.

    ASA Foundation is grateful to companies, churches, organisations and individuals who have partnered with us to ensure there is a well coordinated operation to reach the people in need as soon as resources are available. Most donors that have contacted us wants assurance that their donations goes directly to the people.

    “Seeing a young mother holding the motionless body of her deceased child wrapped in a white cloth at the back of a pick up truck, seeing the strain on the father’s face trying to be strong for his little family with their young girl crying uncontrollably.... this is not a far away country.... These children are our children, these families are our families, these people are our people, Samoa is our homeland. This is why we’re doing what we’re doing,” says Teleiai Edwin Puni, ASA Foundation chairman.

    ASA Foundation, a New Zealand based not for profit organisation, has been on the ground in Samoa now for 3 weeks to find and support these families.

    Today the most urgent assistance needed by the families directly affected with the loss of a child is financial assistance to give the children a proper burial, and supporting those children still hospitalised.

    They say in the Pacific it takes a village to raise a child. But what if that innocent life is taken unexpectedly, especially when the death is preventable? How do you cope as a parent when your third child dies to the measles epidemic a few days after the other two were buried?

    We acknowledge the significant humanitarian and medical assistance offered by the Government of New Zealand to Samoa. We are also very grateful to the generosity of ordinary New Zealanders and our Samoan people who are donating nappies, wipers, masks, gloves, hygiene and other supply to assist children that are hospitalised.

    We are reaching out to you and anyone that is able to donate funds as this is the quickest way to get help to the families that have lost a child, especially the numbers keep rising. The crisis of the mind and the heart also deserves attention and support.

    Please donate to the Givealittle page MEASLES SAMOA FUND APPEAL: https://givealittle.co.nz/cause/please-donate-to-measles-samoa-fund-appeal

    CLICK link to view update: https://youtu.be/Rgnhpx7qol4

    Contact Tuala Tagaloa Tusani on (+6421) 0223-8663 or email tagaloatusani@gmail.com if you wish to be involved in the collection of hygiene supply for Samoa. We have collection points in Auckland and Sydney with other overseas cities to be confirmed soon.

    Please share our updates to people that care of what’s happening in Samoa. If you want to help and for more information contact Teleiai Edwin Puni on (+6421) 618-042 or email: edwin@puni.co.nz

    Christmas this year will be a sad one for these families... we want to reach out to them with your help.

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  • R.I.P. FA’AIUGA FOLITAU TOFILAU IOSEFO     9 December 2019
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    Leapai Richard Brown of ASA Foundation as part of the MEASLES SAMOA FUND APPEAL and relief work presenting your kind donation to the parents of Fa’aiuga at their Moamoa home. Fa’aiuga is buried at Tulaele.

    While the tears are still flowing, there is a smile knowing that they are not forgotten.

    ASA Foundation is only able to help these grieving families because of ordinary people responding to our call for action. The MEASLES SAMOA FUND APPEAL goes directly to the people affected as you can see.

    Thank you Juliet Une Passi Finau for reaching out to us.

    If your family or know of a family that lost a child. We want to help. Please contact us.

    As the measles death toll in Samoa continues to rise, so is the urgency to help these families with the burial of their loved ones.

    How can we have a normal day, especially being Samoan living overseas, when everyday we are seeing more children being buried in Samoa, some without coffins. We may feel helpless but we’re not hopeless...

    ASA Foundation’s priority with its humanitarian and relief efforts is to help parents and families that have lost a child to measles in Samoa give their loved ones a proper and dignified burial.

    ASA Foundation is grateful to companies, churches, organisations and individuals who have partnered with us to ensure there is a well coordinated operation to reach the people in need as soon as resources are available. Most donors that have contacted us wants assurance that their donations goes directly to the people.

    “Seeing a young mother holding the motionless body of her deceased child wrapped in a white cloth at the back of a pick up truck, seeing the strain on the father’s face trying to be strong for his little family with their young girl crying uncontrollably.... this is not a far away country.... These children are our children, these families are our families, these people are our people, Samoa is our homeland. This is why we’re doing what we’re doing,” says Teleiai Edwin Puni, ASA Foundation chairman.

    ASA Foundation, a New Zealand based not for profit organisation, has been on the ground in Samoa now for 3 weeks to find and support these families.

    Today the most urgent assistance needed by the families directly affected with the loss of a child is financial assistance to give the children a proper burial, and supporting those children still hospitalised.

    They say in the Pacific it takes a village to raise a child. But what if that innocent life is taken unexpectedly, especially when the death is preventable? How do you cope as a parent when your third child dies to the measles epidemic a few days after the other two were buried?

    We acknowledge the significant humanitarian and medical assistance offered by the Government of New Zealand to Samoa. We are also very grateful to the generosity of ordinary New Zealanders and our Samoan people who are donating nappies, wipers, masks, gloves, hygiene and other supply to assist children that are hospitalised.

    We are reaching out to you and anyone that is able to donate funds as this is the quickest way to get help to the families that have lost a child, especially the numbers keep rising. The crisis of the mind and the heart also deserves attention and support.

    Please donate to the Givealittle page MEASLES SAMOA FUND APPEAL: https://givealittle.co.nz/cause/please-donate-to-measles-samoa-fund-appeal

    CLICK link to view update: https://youtu.be/Rgnhpx7qol4

    Contact Tuala Tagaloa Tusani on (+6421) 0223-8663 or email tagaloatusani@gmail.com if you wish to be involved in the collection of hygiene supply for Samoa. We have collection points in Auckland and Sydney with other overseas cities to be confirmed soon.

    Please share our updates to people that care of what’s happening in Samoa. If you want to help and for more information contact Teleiai Edwin Puni on (+6421) 618-042 or email: edwin@puni.co.nz

    Christmas this year will be a sad one for these families... we want to reach out to them with your help.

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  • R.I.P. SHEKINAH TAELE SITIVI MASIANO OF MOATA’A     9 December 2019
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    Leapai Richard Brown of ASA Foundation as part of the MEASLES SAMOA FUND APPEAL and relief work presenting your kind donation to Taele Sitivi and Koreti, grandmothers of 7 months baby Shekinah of Moata’a, with parents Masiano and Aniva at the background.

    While the tears are still flowing, there is a smile knowing that they are not forgotten.

    ASA Foundation is only able to help these grieving families because of ordinary people responding to our call for action. The MEASLES SAMOA FUND APPEAL goes directly to the people affected as you can see.

    Thank you Saunoa Morry Tolo for reaching out to us.

    If your family or know of a family that lost a child. We want to help. Please contact us.

    As the measles death toll in Samoa continues to rise, so is the urgency to help these families with the burial of their loved ones.

    How can we have a normal day, especially being Samoan living overseas, when everyday we are seeing more children being buried in Samoa, some without coffins. We may feel helpless but we’re not hopeless...

    ASA Foundation’s priority with its humanitarian and relief efforts is to help parents and families that have lost a child to measles in Samoa give their loved ones a proper and dignified burial.

    ASA Foundation is grateful to companies, churches, organisations and individuals who have partnered with us to ensure there is a well coordinated operation to reach the people in need as soon as resources are available. Most donors that have contacted us wants assurance that their donations goes directly to the people.

    “Seeing a young mother holding the motionless body of her deceased child wrapped in a white cloth at the back of a pick up truck, seeing the strain on the father’s face trying to be strong for his little family with their young girl crying uncontrollably.... this is not a far away country.... These children are our children, these families are our families, these people are our people, Samoa is our homeland. This is why we’re doing what we’re doing,” says Teleiai Edwin Puni, ASA Foundation chairman.

    ASA Foundation, a New Zealand based not for profit organisation, has been on the ground in Samoa now for 3 weeks to find and support these families.

    If you lost a child to measles in Samoa please contact us, or if you know of a family that have lost a child please let us know. WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU.

    Today the most urgent assistance needed by the families directly affected with the loss of a child is financial assistance to give the children a proper burial, and supporting those children still hospitalised.

    They say in the Pacific it takes a village to raise a child. But what if that innocent life is taken unexpectedly, especially when the death is preventable? How do you cope as a parent when your third child dies to the measles epidemic a few days after the other two were buried?

    We acknowledge the significant humanitarian and medical assistance offered by the Government of New Zealand to Samoa. We are also very grateful to the generosity of ordinary New Zealanders and our Samoan people who are donating nappies, wipers, masks, gloves, hygiene and other supply to assist children that are hospitalised.

    We are reaching out to you and anyone that is able to donate funds as this is the quickest way to get help to the families that have lost a child, especially the numbers keep rising. The crisis of the mind and the heart also deserves attention and support.

    Please donate to the Givealittle page MEASLES SAMOA FUND APPEAL: https://givealittle.co.nz/cause/please-donate-to-measles-samoa-fund-appeal

    CLICK link to view update: https://youtu.be/Rgnhpx7qol4

    Contact Tuala Tagaloa Tusani on (+6421) 0223-8663 or email tagaloatusani@gmail.com if you wish to be involved in the collection of hygiene supply for Samoa. We have collection points in Auckland and Sydney with other overseas cities to be confirmed soon.

    Please share our updates to people that care of what’s happening in Samoa. If you want to help and for more information contact Teleiai Edwin Puni on (+6421) 618-042 or email: edwin@puni.co.nz

    Christmas this year will be a sad one for these families... we want to reach out to them with your help.

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  • R.I.P. BABY IMAAN THEODORE KAISE OF SAVAII     9 December 2019
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    Leapai Richard Brown of ASA Foundation as part of the MEASLES SAMOA FUND APPEAL and relief work presenting your kind donation to Tianna Kalapu, mother of 8 months baby Imaan Theodore Kaise at the mortuary before her body is returned to Savaii tomorrow.

    While the tears are still flowing, there is a smile knowing that they are not forgotten.

    ASA Foundation is only able to help these grieving families because of ordinary people responding to our call for action. The MEASLES SAMOA FUND APPEAL goes directly to the people affected as you can see.

    Thank you Juliet Une Passi Finau for reaching out to us.

    If your family or know of a family that lost a child. We want to help. Please contact us.

    As the measles death toll in Samoa continues to rise, so is the urgency to help these families with the burial of their loved ones.

    How can we have a normal day, especially being Samoan living overseas, when everyday we are seeing more children being buried in Samoa, some without coffins. We may feel helpless but we’re not hopeless...

    ASA Foundation’s priority with its humanitarian and relief efforts is to help parents and families that have lost a child to measles in Samoa give their loved ones a proper and dignified burial.

    ASA Foundation is grateful to companies, churches, organisations and individuals who have partnered with us to ensure there is a well coordinated operation to reach the people in need as soon as resources are available. Most donors that have contacted us wants assurance that their donations goes directly to the people.

    “Seeing a young mother holding the motionless body of her deceased child wrapped in a white cloth at the back of a pick up truck, seeing the strain on the father’s face trying to be strong for his little family with their young girl crying uncontrollably.... this is not a far away country.... These children are our children, these families are our families, these people are our people, Samoa is our homeland. This is why we’re doing what we’re doing,” says Teleiai Edwin Puni, ASA Foundation chairman.

    ASA Foundation, a New Zealand based not for profit organisation, has been on the ground in Samoa now for 3 weeks to find and support these families.

    If you lost a child to measles in Samoa please contact us, or if you know of a family that have lost a child please let us know. WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU.

    Today the most urgent assistance needed by the families directly affected with the loss of a child is financial assistance to give the children a proper burial, and supporting those children still hospitalised.

    They say in the Pacific it takes a village to raise a child. But what if that innocent life is taken unexpectedly, especially when the death is preventable? How do you cope as a parent when your third child dies to the measles epidemic a few days after the other two were buried?

    We acknowledge the significant humanitarian and medical assistance offered by the Government of New Zealand to Samoa. We are also very grateful to the generosity of ordinary New Zealanders and our Samoan people who are donating nappies, wipers, masks, gloves, hygiene and other supply to assist children that are hospitalised.

    We are reaching out to you and anyone that is able to donate funds as this is the quickest way to get help to the families that have lost a child, especially the numbers keep rising. The crisis of the mind and the heart also deserves attention and support.

    Please donate to the Givealittle page MEASLES SAMOA FUND APPEAL: https://givealittle.co.nz/cause/please-donate-to-measles-samoa-fund-appeal

    CLICK link to view update: https://youtu.be/Rgnhpx7qol4

    Contact Tuala Tagaloa Tusani on (+6421) 0223-8663 or email tagaloatusani@gmail.com if you wish to be involved in the collection of hygiene supply for Samoa. We have collection points in Auckland and Sydney with other overseas cities to be confirmed soon.

    Please share our updates to people that care of what’s happening in Samoa. If you want to help and for more information contact Teleiai Edwin Puni on (+6421) 618-042 or email: edwin@puni.co.nz

    Christmas this year will be a sad one for these families... we want to reach out to them with your help.

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  • R.I.P. ALELUIA JR SEFO OF ALAFUA & TANUMALALA     8 December 2019
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    Leapai Richard Brown of ASA Foundation as part of the MEASLES SAMOA FUND APPEAL and relief work presenting your kind donation to Fuga and Laamauga Sefo of Alafua, parents of 1 year and 8 months Aleluia JR Sefo who is buried at Tanumalala.

    While the tears are still flowing, there is a smile knowing that they are not forgotten.

    ASA Foundation is only able to help these grieving families because of ordinary people responding to our call for action. The MEASLES SAMOA FUND APPEAL goes directly to the people affected as you can see.

    Thank you Fuiavaili'ili Manō Faau FeaGago for reaching out to us.

    If your family or know of a family that lost a child. We want to help. Please contact us.

    As the measles death toll in Samoa continues to rise, so is the urgency to help these families with the burial of their loved ones.

    How can we have a normal day, especially being Samoan living overseas, when everyday we are seeing more children being buried in Samoa, some without coffins. We may feel helpless but we’re not hopeless...

    ASA Foundation’s priority with its humanitarian and relief efforts is to help parents and families that have lost a child to measles in Samoa give their loved ones a proper and dignified burial.

    ASA Foundation is grateful to companies, churches, organisations and individuals who have partnered with us to ensure there is a well coordinated operation to reach the people in need as soon as resources are available. Most donors that have contacted us wants assurance that their donations goes directly to the people.

    “Seeing a young mother holding the motionless body of her deceased child wrapped in a white cloth at the back of a pick up truck, seeing the strain on the father’s face trying to be strong for his little family with their young girl crying uncontrollably.... this is not a far away country.... These children are our children, these families are our families, these people are our people, Samoa is our homeland. This is why we’re doing what we’re doing,” says Teleiai Edwin Puni, ASA Foundation chairman.

    ASA Foundation, a New Zealand based not for profit organisation, has been on the ground in Samoa now for 3 weeks to find and support these families.

    If you lost a child to measles in Samoa please contact us, or if you know of a family that have lost a child please let us know. WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU.

    Today the most urgent assistance needed by the families directly affected with the loss of a child is financial assistance to give the children a proper burial, and supporting those children still hospitalised.

    They say in the Pacific it takes a village to raise a child. But what if that innocent life is taken unexpectedly, especially when the death is preventable? How do you cope as a parent when your third child dies to the measles epidemic a few days after the other two were buried?

    We acknowledge the significant humanitarian and medical assistance offered by the Government of New Zealand to Samoa. We are also very grateful to the generosity of ordinary New Zealanders and our Samoan people who are donating nappies, wipers, masks, gloves, hygiene and other supply to assist children that are hospitalised.

    We are reaching out to you and anyone that is able to donate funds as this is the quickest way to get help to the families that have lost a child, especially the numbers keep rising. The crisis of the mind and the heart also deserves attention and support.

    Please donate to the Givealittle page MEASLES SAMOA FUND APPEAL: https://givealittle.co.nz/cause/please-donate-to-measles-samoa-fund-appeal

    CLICK link to view update: https://youtu.be/Rgnhpx7qol4

    Contact Tuala Tagaloa Tusani on (+6421) 0223-8663 or email tagaloatusani@gmail.com if you wish to be involved in the collection of hygiene supply for Samoa. We have collection points in Auckland and Sydney with other overseas cities to be confirmed soon.

    Please share our updates to people that care of what’s happening in Samoa. If you want to help and for more information contact Teleiai Edwin Puni on (+6421) 618-042 or email: edwin@puni.co.nz

    Christmas this year will be a sad one for these families... we want to reach out to them with your help.

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  • R.I.P. MANUSINA SILIVA TAUTAI OF LEVI SALEIMOA     8 December 2019
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    Leapai Richard Brown of ASA Foundation as part of the MEASLES SAMOA FUND APPEAL and relief work presenting your kind donation to the family of 2 years old Manusina Siliva Tautai, daughter of Iupeli and Fa’atasiga at her gravesite at Levi Saleimoa.

    ASA Foundation is only able to help these grieving families because of ordinary people responding to our call for action. The MEASLES SAMOA FUND APPEAL goes directly to the people affected as you can see.

    If your family or know of a family that lost a child. We want to help. Please contact us.

    As the measles death toll in Samoa continues to rise, so is the urgency to help these families with the burial of their loved ones.

    How can we have a normal day, especially being Samoan living overseas, when everyday we are seeing more children being buried in Samoa, some without coffins. We may feel helpless but we’re not hopeless.

    ASA Foundation’s priority with its humanitarian and relief efforts is to help parents and families that have lost a child to measles in Samoa give their loved ones a proper and dignified burial as it’s sole priority.

    ASA Foundation is grateful to companies, churches, organisations and individuals who have partnered with us to ensure there is a well coordinated operation to reach the people in need as soon as resources are available. Most donors that have contacted us wants assurance that their donations goes directly to the people.

    “Seeing a young mother holding the motionless body of her deceased child wrapped in a white cloth at the back of a pick up truck, seeing the strain on the father’s face trying to be strong for his little family with their young girl crying uncontrollably.... this is not a far away country.... These children are our children, these families are our families, these people are our people, Samoa is our homeland. This is why we’re doing what we’re doing,” says Teleiai Edwin Puni, ASA Foundation chairman.

    ASA Foundation, a New Zealand based not for profit organisation, has been on the ground in Samoa now for 3 weeks to find and support these families.

    Today the most urgent assistance needed by the families directly affected with the loss of a child is financial assistance to give the children a proper burial, and supporting those children still hospitalised.

    They say in the Pacific it takes a village to raise a child. But what if that innocent life is taken unexpectedly, especially when the death is preventable? How do you cope as a parent when your third child dies to the measles epidemic a few days after the other two were buried?

    We acknowledge the significant humanitarian and medical assistance offered by the Government of New Zealand to Samoa. We are also very grateful to the generosity of ordinary New Zealanders and our Samoan people who are donating nappies, wipers, masks, gloves, hygiene and other supply to assist children that are hospitalised.

    We are reaching out to you and anyone that is able to donate funds as this is the quickest way to get help to the families that have lost a child, especially the numbers keep rising. The crisis of the mind and the heart also deserves attention and support.

    Please donate to the Givealittle page MEASLES SAMOA FUND APPEAL: https://givealittle.co.nz/cause/please-donate-to-measles-samoa-fund-appeal

    CLICK link to view update: https://youtu.be/Rgnhpx7qol4

    Contact Tuala Tagaloa Tusani on (+6421) 0223-8663 or email tagaloatusani@gmail.com if you wish to be involved in the collection of hygiene supply for Samoa. We have collection points in Auckland and Sydney with other overseas cities to be confirmed soon.

    Please share our updates to people that care of what’s happening in Samoa. If you want to help and for more information contact Teleiai Edwin Puni on (+6421) 618-042 or email: edwin@puni.co.nz

    Christmas this year will be a sad one for these families... we want to reach out to them with your help.

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  • THANK YOU FOR PRAYING FOR SAMOA     8 December 2019
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    This morning Kim and Raymond of TV1 joined ASA Foundation board members Tuala Tagaloa Tusani and Tofilau Esther Tofilau at EFKS Papatoetoe Sunday service with Rev. Alosina Vavae.

    Last Wednesday about 200 Samoan church and community leaders, also government officials and business community gathered at Fale o Samoa, Māngere to pray for Samoa.

    Mr Tusani Tagaloa Tusani spokesperson of the Measles Samoa Fund Appeal and relief work said having a prayer meeting was extremely important to the Samoan community at this time.

    "We are religious people, we're believers in God and we're Christians so when a tragedy like this happens we turn to the one thing that brings strength to all of us and that is our faith in God," he said.

    ASA Foundation Trust, a Auckland based not for profit organisation is leading fundraising and private relief efforts for Samoa. Its chairperson, Teleiai Edwin Puni, said it was a tough time for the community.

    "Samoa is a small country and we know a lot of these families and some of them are a part of our families. A lot of people overseas are hurt, are mourning and are devastated," he said.

    "This [meeting] is to try and unite a community that is going through a lot of uncertainty. There is no certainty when this will stop - every day there is another one or two [children] who are dying."

    The death toll from the epidemic has risen to 65 following.

    They say in the Pacific it takes a village to raise a child. But what if that innocent life is taken unexpectedly, especially when the death is preventable? How do you cope as a parent when your third child dies to the measles epidemic a few days after the other two were buried?

    We acknowledge the significant humanitarian and medical assistance offered by the Government of New Zealand to Samoa. We are also very grateful to the generosity of ordinary New Zealanders and our Samoan people who are donating nappies, wipers, masks, gloves, hygiene and other supply to assist children that are hospitalised.

    ASA Foundation has been on the ground for three weeks now and the most urgent assistance needed by the families directly affected with the loss of a child is financial help for the parents and families to give their children a proper burial, and supporting those children still hospitalised. It is a very traumatising and distressing time for some of these families that have to bury another child a few days apart their first child was buried.

    We are reaching out to you and anyone that is able to donate funds as this is the quickest way to get help to the families that have lost a child, especially the numbers keep rising. The crisis of the mind and the heart also deserves attention and support.

    Please donate to the MEASLES SAMOA FUND APPEAL:

    Overseas donations can use the Givealittle page MEASLES SAMOA FUND APPEAL:

    https://givealittle.co.nz/cause/please-donate-to-measles-samoa-fund-appeal

    CLICK link to view update: https://youtu.be/Rgnhpx7qol4

    Contact Tuala Tagaloa Tusani on (+6421) 0223-8663 or email tagaloatusani@gmail.com if you wish to be involved in the collection of hygiene supply for Samoa. We have collection points in Auckland and Sydney with other overseas cities to be confirmed soon.

    Please share our updates to people that care of what’s happening in Samoa. If you want to help and for more information contact Teleiai Edwin Puni on (+6421) 618-042 or email: edwin@puni.co.nz

    Christmas this year will be a sad one for these families... we want to reach out to them with your help.

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  • R.I.P. PERENISE SAMU OF FAGALII & FALEULA     8 December 2019
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    Leapai Richard Brown of ASA Foundation as part of the MEASLES SAMOA FUND APPEAL and relief work presenting your kind donation to the Samu Matulino, father of 9 months old Perenise Samu at his grave at Fagalii.

    ASA Foundation is only able to help these grieving families because of ordinary people responding to our call for action. The MEASLES SAMOA FUND APPEAL goes directly to the people affected as you can see with the receipts of funds received and funds transmitted.

    If your family or know of a family that lost a child. We want to help. Please contact us.

    As the measles death toll in Samoa continues to rise, so is the urgency to help these families with the burial of their loved ones.

    How can we have a normal day, especially being Samoan living overseas, when everyday we are seeing more children being buried in Samoa, some without coffins. We may feel helpless but we’re not hopeless... YES we can do something wherever you are.

    ASA Foundation yesterday called a special meeting to reset its humanitarian and relief efforts to helping parents and families that have lost a child to measles in Samoa give their loved ones a proper and dignified burial as it’s sole priority.... more will be disclosed in the next day or two.

    ASA Foundation is grateful to companies, churches, organisations and individuals who have partnered with us to ensure there is a well coordinated operation to reach the people in need as soon as resources are available. Most donors that have contacted us wants assurance that their donations goes directly to the people.

    “Seeing a young mother holding the motionless body of her deceased child wrapped in a white cloth at the back of a pick up truck, seeing the strain on the father’s face trying to be strong for his little family with their young girl crying uncontrollably.... this is not a far away country.... These children are our children, these families are our families, these people are our people, Samoa is our homeland. This is why we’re doing what we’re doing,” says Teleiai Edwin Puni, ASA Foundation chairman.

    ASA Foundation, a New Zealand based not for profit organisation, has been on the ground in Samoa now for 3 weeks to find and support these families.

    If you lost a child to measles in Samoa please contact us, or if you know of a family that have lost a child please let us know. WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU.

    Today the most urgent assistance needed by the families directly affected with the loss of a child is financial assistance to give the children a proper burial, and supporting those children still hospitalised.

    They say in the Pacific it takes a village to raise a child. But what if that innocent life is taken unexpectedly, especially when the death is preventable? How do you cope as a parent when your third child dies to the measles epidemic a few days after the other two were buried?

    We acknowledge the significant humanitarian and medical assistance offered by the Government of New Zealand to Samoa. We are also very grateful to the generosity of ordinary New Zealanders and our Samoan people who are donating nappies, wipers, masks, gloves, hygiene and other supply to assist children that are hospitalised.

    We are reaching out to you and anyone that is able to donate funds as this is the quickest way to get help to the families that have lost a child, especially the numbers keep rising. The crisis of the mind and the heart also deserves attention and support.

    Please donate to the Givealittle page MEASLES SAMOA FUND APPEAL: https://givealittle.co.nz/cause/please-donate-to-measles-samoa-fund-appeal

    CLICK link to view update: https://youtu.be/Rgnhpx7qol4

    Contact Tuala Tagaloa Tusani on (+6421) 0223-8663 or email tagaloatusani@gmail.com if you wish to be involved in the collection of hygiene supply for Samoa. We have collection points in Auckland and Sydney with other overseas cities to be confirmed soon.

    Please share our updates to people that care of what’s happening in Samoa. If you want to help and for more information contact Teleiai Edwin Puni on (+6421) 618-042 or email: edwin@puni.co.nz

    Christmas this year will be a sad one for these families... we want to reach out to them with your help.

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  • REST IN PEACE LAGIA PALU OF LEVI SALEIMOA     8 December 2019
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    Leapai Richard Brown of ASA Foundation as part of the MEASLES SAMOA FUND APPEAL and relief work presenting your kind donation to parents Tautai and Tamalii Palu at the burial of their 6 years old daughters Lagia Palu at their Levi Saleimoa village.

    While the tears are still flowing and the cement of cement still wet, there is a smile knowing that they are not forgotten.

    ASA Foundation is only able to help these grieving families because of ordinary people responding to our call for action. The MEASLES SAMOA FUND APPEAL goes directly to the people affected as you can see with the receipts of funds received and funds transmitted.

    If your family or know of a family that lost a child. We want to help. Please contact us.

    As the measles death toll in Samoa continues to rise, so is the urgency to help these families with the burial of their loved ones.

    How can we have a normal day, especially being Samoan living overseas, when everyday we are seeing more children being buried in Samoa, some without coffins. We may feel helpless but we’re not hopeless... YES we can do something wherever you are.

    ASA Foundation yesterday called a special meeting to reset its humanitarian and relief efforts to helping parents and families that have lost a child to measles in Samoa give their loved ones a proper and dignified burial as it’s sole priority.... more will be disclosed in the next day or two.

    ASA Foundation is grateful to companies, churches, organisations and individuals who have partnered with us to ensure there is a well coordinated operation to reach the people in need as soon as resources are available. Most donors that have contacted us wants assurance that their donations goes directly to the people.

    “Seeing a young mother holding the motionless body of her deceased child wrapped in a white cloth at the back of a pick up truck, seeing the strain on the father’s face trying to be strong for his little family with their young girl crying uncontrollably.... this is not a far away country.... These children are our children, these families are our families, these people are our people, Samoa is our homeland. This is why we’re doing what we’re doing,” says Teleiai Edwin Puni, ASA Foundation chairman.

    ASA Foundation, a New Zealand based not for profit organisation, has been on the ground in Samoa now for 3 weeks to find and support these families.

    If you lost a child to measles in Samoa please contact us, or if you know of a family that have lost a child please let us know. WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU.

    Today the most urgent assistance needed by the families directly affected with the loss of a child is financial assistance to give the children a proper burial, and supporting those children still hospitalised.

    They say in the Pacific it takes a village to raise a child. But what if that innocent life is taken unexpectedly, especially when the death is preventable? How do you cope as a parent when your third child dies to the measles epidemic a few days after the other two were buried?

    We acknowledge the significant humanitarian and medical assistance offered by the Government of New Zealand to Samoa. We are also very grateful to the generosity of ordinary New Zealanders and our Samoan people who are donating nappies, wipers, masks, gloves, hygiene and other supply to assist children that are hospitalised.

    We are reaching out to you and anyone that is able to donate funds as this is the quickest way to get help to the families that have lost a child, especially the numbers keep rising. The crisis of the mind and the heart also deserves attention and support.

    Please donate to the Givealittle page MEASLES SAMOA FUND APPEAL: https://givealittle.co.nz/cause/please-donate-to-measles-samoa-fund-appeal

    CLICK link to view update: https://youtu.be/Rgnhpx7qol4

    Contact Tuala Tagaloa Tusani on (+6421) 0223-8663 or email tagaloatusani@gmail.com if you wish to be involved in the collection of hygiene supply for Samoa. We have collection points in Auckland and Sydney with other overseas cities to be confirmed soon.

    Please share our updates to people that care of what’s happening in Samoa. If you want to help and for more information contact Teleiai Edwin Puni on (+6421) 618-042 or email: edwin@puni.co.nz

    Christmas this year will be a sad one for these families... we want to reach out to them with your help.

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  • SAMOAN COMMUNITY PRAYING FOR SAMOA     5 December 2019
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    Last night about 200 Samoan church and community leaders, also government officials and business community gathered at Fale o Samoa, Māngere to pray for Samoa.

    Mr Tusani Tagaloa Tusani spokesperson of the Measles Samoa Fund Appeal and relief work said having a prayer meeting was extremely important to the Samoan community at this time.

    "We are religious people, we're believers in God and we're Christians so when a tragedy like this happens we turn to the one thing that brings strength to all of us and that is our faith in God," he said.

    The Pray for Samoa service coincides with a mandatory measles vaccination programme with Samoa on shutdown today and tomorrow. People who haven't been vaccinated are being told to stay home to wait for mobile medical vaccination teams, and to put a red flag at their gate.

    The meeting was organised by ASA Foundation Trust, a Auckland based not for profit organisation fundraising for Samoa. Its chairperson, Teleiai Edwin Puni, said it was a tough time for the community.

    "Samoa is a small country and we know a lot of these families and some of them are a part of our families. A lot of people overseas are hurt, are mourning and are devastated," he said.

    "This [meeting] is to try and unite a community that is going through a lot of uncertainty. There is no certainty when this will stop - every day there is another one or two [children] who are dying."

    The death toll from the epidemic yesterday rose to 60 following the deaths of five people within 24 hours. Most of those who have died since the outbreak began in October have been children.

    The distressing news of the Samoa Measles death toll now at 62 and continues to rise as projected by Red Cross is hitting our Samoan community in New Zealand very hard.

    They say in the Pacific it takes a village to raise a child. But what if that innocent life is taken unexpectedly, especially when the death is preventable? How do you cope as a parent when your third child dies to the measles epidemic a few days after the other two were buried?

    We acknowledge the significant humanitarian and medical assistance offered by the Government of New Zealand to Samoa. We are also very grateful to the generosity of ordinary New Zealanders and our Samoan people who are donating nappies, wipers, masks, gloves, hygiene and other supply to assist children that are hospitalised.

    ASA Foundation has been on the ground for three weeks now and the most urgent assistance needed by the families directly affected with the loss of a child is financial help for the parents and families to give their children a proper burial, and supporting those children still hospitalised. It is a very traumatising and distressing time for some of these families that have to bury another child a few days apart their first child was buried.

    We are reaching out to you and anyone that is able to donate funds as this is the quickest way to get help to the families that have lost a child, especially the numbers keep rising. The crisis of the mind and the heart also deserves attention and support.

    Please donate to the Givealittle page MEASLES SAMOA FUND APPEAL: https://givealittle.co.nz/cause/please-donate-to-measles-samoa-fund-appeal

    CLICK link to view update: https://youtu.be/Rgnhpx7qol4

    Contact Tuala Tagaloa Tusani on (+6421) 0223-8663 or email tagaloatusani@gmail.com if you wish to be involved in the collection of hygiene supply for Samoa. We have collection points in Auckland and Sydney with other overseas cities to be confirmed soon.

    Please share our updates to people that care of what’s happening in Samoa. If you want to help and for more information contact Teleiai Edwin Puni on (+6421) 618-042 or email: edwin@puni.co.nz

    Christmas this year will be a sad one for these families... we want to reach out to them with your help.

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  • SAMOA MEASLES DEATH TOLL HITS 62     4 December 2019
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    The distressing news of the Samoa Measles death toll now at 62 and continues to rise as projected by Red Cross is hitting our Samoan community in New Zealand very hard. Samoa is not a big country and everyone is related one way or another. Samoans all over the world are mourning.

    They say in the Pacific it takes a village to raise a child. But what if that innocent life is taken unexpectedly, especially when the death is preventable? How do you cope as a parent when your third child dies to the measles epidemic a few days after the other two were buried?

    The Government of Samoa has confirmed a total of 3,881 measles cases since the outbreak. We acknowledge the significant humanitarian and medical assistance offered by the Government of New Zealand to Samoa. We are also very grateful to the generosity of ordinary New Zealanders and our Samoan people who are donating nappies, wipers, masks, gloves, hygiene and other supply to assist children that are hospitalised.

    ASA Foundation has been on the ground for three weeks now and the most urgent assistance needed by the families directly affected with the loss of a child is financial help for the parents and families to give their children a decent burial, and supporting those children still hospitalised. It is a very traumatising and distressing time for some of these families that have to bury another child a few days apart their first child was buried.

    We are reaching out to you and anyone that is able to donate funds as this is the quickest way to get help to the families that have lost a child, especially the numbers keep rising. The crisis of the mind and the heart also deserves attention and support.

    Please donate to the Givealittle page MEASLES SAMOA FUND APPEAL:

    https://givealittle.co.nz/cause/please-donate-to-measles-samoa-fund-appeal

    CLICK link to view update: https://youtu.be/Rgnhpx7qol4

    Contact Tuala Tagaloa Tusani on (+6421) 0223-8663 or email tagaloatusani@gmail.com if you wish to be involved in the collection of hygiene supply for Samoa. We have collection points in Auckland and Sydney with other overseas cities to be confirmed soon.

    Please share our updates to people that care of what’s happening in Samoa. If you want to help and for more information contact Teleiai Edwin Puni on (+6421) 618-042 or email: edwin@puni.co.nz

    Christmas this year will be a sad one for these families... we want to reach out to them with your help.

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  • Samoa Health Mission to relieve frontline nurses     3 December 2019
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    Yesterday the first Samoan Health Mission team of Samoan nurses left for Samoa to assist relieve some of the frontline nurses who have not had a break for months now.

    Established ten years ago in response to the tsunami Samoa relief efforts, the Samoa Health Mission is a group of overseas Samoan nurses and health workers that have come together ready to respond to Samoa’s aid in time of trouble.

    Samoa Health Mission is again full filling it’s purpose and desire.

    To date, 53 measles related deaths have been recorded.

    Here is how you can be part of the relief efforts:

    1. Please donate to the MEASLES SAMOA FUND APPEAL.

    Overseas donations can use the Givealittle page MEASLES SAMOA FUND APPEAL:

    https://givealittle.co.nz/cause/please-donate-to-measles-samoa-fund-appeal

    2. Contact Tuala Tagaloa Tusani on (+6421) 0223-8663 or email tagaloatusani@gmail.com if you wish to be involved in the collection of hygiene supply for Samoa. We have collection points in Auckland and Sydney with other overseas cities to be confirmed soon.

    3. By sharing our updates to people that care of what’s happening in Samoa. If you want to help and for more information contact Teleiai Edwin Puni on (+6421) 618-042 or email: edwin@puni.co.nz

    While help from New Zealand, Australia and Tahiti with vaccinations have arrived, what is not accounted for is the trauma and social impact that the measles situation is having and will continue to have on families, and those on the frontline.

    The crisis of the mind and heart also deserves attention and support.

    The MEASLES SAMOA FUND APPEAL is free giving from the heart to the people directly affected with the loss of a child due to the measles outbreak in Samoa. It is administered by a NZ senior health professional and ASA Foundation.

    Christmas this year will be a sad one for these families... we want to reach out to them with your help.

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  • Samoa Measles death toll hits 44     30 November 2019

    Here is how you can be part of the relief efforts:

    1. Please donate to the Givealittle page MEASLES SAMOA FUND APPEAL:

    https://givealittle.co.nz/cause/please-donate-to-measles-samoa-fund-appeal

    2. Contact Tuala Tagaloa Tusani on (+6421) 0223-8663 or email tagaloatusani@gmail.com if you wish to be involved in the collection of hygiene supply for Samoa. We have collection points in Auckland and Sydney with other overseas cities to be confirmed soon.

    3. By sharing our updates to people that care of what’s happening in Samoa. If you want to help and for more information contact Teleiai Edwin Puni on (+6421) 618-042 or email: edwin@puni.co.nz

    While help from New Zealand, Australia and Tahiti with vaccinations have arrived, what is not accounted for is the trauma and social impact that the measles situation is having and will continue to have on families, and those on the frontline.

    The crisis of the mind and heart also deserves attention and support.

    The MEASLES SAMOA FUND APPEAL is to support parents like Tuivale Puelua and Fa’aoso Matavale of Laulii who have lost three children to measles, two-year-old son and their one-year-old twins, sister Tamara and brother Sale. This is so heart breaking.

    The MEASLES SAMOA FUND APPEAL is free giving from the heart to the people directly affected with the loss of a child due to the measles outbreak in Samoa. It is administered by a NZ senior health professional and ASA Foundation.

    Christmas this year will be a sad one for these families... we want to reach out to them with your help.

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  • REST IN PEACE (R.I.P.) BABY LEMINA     30 November 2019
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    Tofilau Esther Tofilau of ASA Foundation as part of the MEASLES SAMOA FUND APPEAL and relief work reporting from Samoa as she presents your kind donations to mother Nuu Lameko and grandmother of Tanugamanono at grave of daughter, ten months old baby Lamina who died of measles.

    Tofilau on your behalf is visiting families that have lost children to the measles epidemic and present your donations and tell them that they are not alone.

    To those that have donated, volunteers and everyone that is helping out with the relief supply collections, we thank you so much.

    This is what giving from the heart is all about... it’s not the amount that matters. But where doing nothing is not an option.

    Soon the first supply of diapers / nappies, wipers, masks, plastic gloves, towels, soaps and hygiene supply from the collection in Auckland heads to Samoa. Thank you EIF and our support partners...

    To date, 42 measles related deaths have been recorded.

    Here is how you can be part of the relief efforts:

    1. Please donate to the Givealittle page MEASLES SAMOA FUND APPEAL:

    https://givealittle.co.nz/cause/please-donate-to-measles-samoa-fund-appeal

    2. Contact Tuala Tagaloa Tusani on (+6421) 0223-8663 or email tagaloatusani@gmail.com if you wish to be involved in the collection of hygiene supply for Samoa. We have collection points in Auckland and Sydney with other overseas cities to be confirmed soon.

    3. By sharing our updates to people that care of what’s happening in Samoa. If you want to help and for more information contact Teleiai Edwin Puni on (+6421) 618-042 or email: edwin@puni.co.nz

    While help from New Zealand, Australia and Tahiti with vaccinations have arrived, what is not accounted for is the trauma and social impact that the measles situation is having and will continue to have on families, and those on the frontline.

    The crisis of the mind and heart also deserves attention and support.

    The MEASLES SAMOA FUND APPEAL is to support parents like Tuivale Puelua and Fa’aoso Matavale of Laulii who have lost three children to measles, two-year-old son and their one-year-old twins, sister Tamara and brother Sale. This is so heart breaking.

    The MEASLES SAMOA FUND APPEAL is free giving from the heart to the people directly affected with the loss of a child due to the measles outbreak in Samoa. It is administered by a NZ senior health professional and ASA Foundation.

    Christmas this year will be a sad one for these families... we want to reach out to them with your help.

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  • REST IN PEACE (R.I.P.) BABY TJ FAIGA     30 November 2019
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    Tofilau Esther Tofilau of ASA Foundation as part of the MEASLES SAMOA FUND APPEAL and relief work reporting from Samoa as she presents your kind donations to father Lui Faiga of Palisi at grave of his son, one and a half year old TJ who died of measles.

    Tofilau on your behalf is visiting families that have lost children to the measles epidemic and present your donations and tell them that they are not alone.

    To those that have donated, volunteers and everyone that is helping out with the relief supply collections, we thank you so much.

    This week another Samoan elderly group in Auckland, Mafutaga Samoa Otara, presented ASA Foundation with an envelope they collected from their benefits and pension to help with the Samoa measles relief efforts.

    This is what giving from the heart is all about... it’s not the amount that matters. But where doing nothing is not an option.

    Soon the first supply of diapers / nappies, wipers, masks, plastic gloves, towels, soaps and hygiene supply from the collection in Auckland heads to Samoa. Thank you EIF and our support partners...

    To date, 42 measles related deaths have been recorded.

    Here is how you can be part of the relief efforts:

    1. Please donate to the Givealittle page MEASLES SAMOA FUND APPEAL:

    https://givealittle.co.nz/cause/please-donate-to-measles-samoa-fund-appeal

    2. Contact Tuala Tagaloa Tusani on (+6421) 0223-8663 or email tagaloatusani@gmail.com if you wish to be involved in the collection of hygiene supply for Samoa. We have collection points in Auckland and Sydney with other overseas cities to be confirmed soon.

    3. By sharing our updates to people that care of what’s happening in Samoa. If you want to help and for more information contact Teleiai Edwin Puni on (+6421) 618-042 or email: edwin@puni.co.nz

    While help from New Zealand, Australia and Tahiti with vaccinations have arrived, what is not accounted for is the trauma and social impact that the measles situation is having and will continue to have on families, and those on the frontline.

    The crisis of the mind and heart also deserves attention and support.

    The MEASLES SAMOA FUND APPEAL is to support parents like Tuivale Puelua and Fa’aoso Matavale of Laulii who have lost three children to measles, two-year-old son and their one-year-old twins, sister Tamara and brother Sale. This is so heart breaking.

    The MEASLES SAMOA FUND APPEAL is free giving from the heart to the people directly affected with the loss of a child due to the measles outbreak in Samoa. It is administered by a NZ senior health professional and ASA Foundation.

    Christmas this year will be a sad one for these families... we want to reach out to them with your help.

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  • RIP Tu’usolo JR and newborn      29 November 2019
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    Tofilau Esther Tofilau of ASA Foundation as part of the MEASLES SAMOA FUND APPEAL and relief work reporting from Samoa as she presents your kind donations to Tuusolo Lauano, father of 3 year old Tu’usolo and newborn child who both died of measles at their grave. Wife Nive Lauano is still hospitalised because of measles resulting in the lost of their newborn baby.

    Tofilau on your behalf is visiting families that have lost children to the measles epidemic and present your donations and tell them that they are not alone.

    To those that have donated, volunteers and everyone that is helping out with the relief supply collections, we thank you so much.

    Yesterday another Samoan elderly group in Auckland, Mafutaga Samoa Otara, presented ASA Foundation with an envelope they collected from their benefits and pension to help with the Samoa measles relief efforts.

    This is what giving from the heart is all about... it’s not the amount that matters. But where doing nothing is not an option.

    This Friday the first supply of diapers / nappies, wipers, masks, plastic gloves, towels, soaps and hygiene supply from the collection in Auckland heads to Samoa. Thank you EIF and our support partners...

    To date, 42 measles related deaths have been recorded.

    Here is how you can be part of the relief efforts:

    1. Please donate to the Givealittle page MEASLES SAMOA FUND APPEAL:

    https://givealittle.co.nz/cause/please-donate-to-measles-samoa-fund-appeal

    2. Contact Tuala Tagaloa Tusani on (+6421) 0223-8663 or email tagaloatusani@gmail.com if you wish to be involved in the collection of hygiene supply for Samoa. We have collection points in Auckland and Sydney with other overseas cities to be confirmed soon.

    3. By sharing our updates to people that care of what’s happening in Samoa. If you want to help and for more information contact Teleiai Edwin Puni on (+6421) 618-042 or email: edwin@puni.co.nz

    While help from New Zealand, Australia and Tahiti with vaccinations have arrived, what is not accounted for is the trauma and social impact that the measles situation is having and will continue to have on families, and those on the frontline.

    The crisis of the mind and heart also deserves attention and support.

    The MEASLES SAMOA FUND APPEAL is to support parents like Tuivale Puelua and Fa’aoso Matavale of Laulii who have lost three children to measles, two-year-old son and their one-year-old twins, sister Tamara and brother Sale. This is so heart breaking.

    The MEASLES SAMOA FUND APPEAL is free giving from the heart to the people directly affected with the loss of a child due to the measles outbreak in Samoa. It is administered by a NZ senior health professional and ASA Foundation.

    Christmas this year will be a sad one for these families... we want to reach out to them with your help.

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  • Please help baby Penetito and Samoa     29 November 2019
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    Meet 8 months old baby Penetito Silver who last Friday contracted measles, and his mother Jennifer of Aai Niue.

    Our team while visiting a family there who lost two children came across this young mother and her child at the side of the road. On your behalf Tofilau presented your donation to help take care of baby Penetito.

    To date, 39 measles related deaths have been recorded.

    Tofilau Esther Tofilau of ASA Foundation as part of the MEASLES SAMOA FUND APPEAL and relief work reporting from Samoa while visiting families that have lost children to the measles epidemic

    This mission is not just about visiting those who have died but children and families still alive.

    To those that have donated, volunteers and everyone that is helping out with the relief supply collections, we thank you so much.

    Yesterday another Samoan elderly group, Mafutaga Samoa Otara, presented ASA Foundation with an envelope they collected from their benefits and pension to help with the Samoa measles relief efforts.

    This is what giving from the heart is all about... it’s not the amount that matters. But where doing nothing is not an option.

    This Friday the first supply of diapers / nappies, wipers, masks, plastic gloves, towels, soaps and hygiene supply from the collection in Auckland heads to Samoa. Thank you EIF and our support partners...

    Here is how you can be part of the relief efforts:

    1. Please donate to the Givealittle page MEASLES SAMOA FUND APPEAL:

    https://givealittle.co.nz/cause/please-donate-to-measles-samoa-fund-appeal

    2. Contact Tuala Tagaloa Tusani on (+6421) 0223-8663 or email tagaloatusani@gmail.com if you wish to be involved in the collection of hygiene supply for Samoa. We have collection points in Auckland and Sydney with other overseas cities to be confirmed soon.

    3. By sharing our updates to people that care of what’s happening in Samoa. If you want to help and for more information contact Teleiai Edwin Puni on (+6421) 618-042 or email: edwin@puni.co.nz

    While help from New Zealand, Australia and Tahiti with vaccinations have arrived, what is not accounted for is the trauma and social impact that the measles situation is having and will continue to have on families, and those on the frontline.

    The crisis of the mind and heart also deserves attention and support.

    The MEASLES SAMOA FUND APPEAL is to support parents like Tuivale Puelua and Fa’aoso Matavale of Laulii who have lost three children to measles, two-year-old son and their one-year-old twins, sister Tamara and brother Sale. This is so heart breaking.

    The MEASLES SAMOA FUND APPEAL is free giving from the heart to the people directly affected with the loss of a child due to the measles outbreak in Samoa. It is administered by a NZ senior health professional and ASA Foundation.

    Christmas this year will be a sad one for these families... we want to reach out to them with your help.

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  • RIP Tamara, Itila and Sale     28 November 2019
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    Tofilau Esther Tofilau of ASA Foundation as part of the MEASLES SAMOA FUND APPEAL and relief work is now reporting from Samoa as she presents your kind donations to Tuivale Puelua and Fa’aoso Matavale of Laulii who lost three children to measles, two-year-old son Sale and their one-year-old twins, sister Tamara and brother Itila.

    Their request was to complete the grave shelter for their three children. We are able to fulfill their wish through your donations to the MEASLES SAMOA FUND APPEAL.

    Pictured with your monetary donations are the surviving siblings Lui 6 years old and brother Eddison 4 years old.

    Tofilau on your behalf is visiting families that have lost children to the measles epidemic and present your donations and tell them that they are not alone.

    To those that have donated, volunteers and everyone that is helping out with the relief supply collections, we thank you so much.

    Today and Samoan elderly group in Auckland, Mafutaga Samoa Otara, presented ASA Foundation with an envelope they collected from their benefits and pension to help with the Samoa measles relief efforts.

    This is what giving from the heart is all about... it’s not the amount that matters. But where doing nothing is not an option.

    This Friday the first supply of diapers / nappies, wipers, masks, plastic gloves, towels, soaps and hygiene supply from the collection in Auckland heads to Samoa. Thank you EIF and our support partners...

    To date, 33 measles related deaths have been recorded.

    Here is how you can be part of the relief efforts:

    1. Please donate to the Givealittle page MEASLES SAMOA FUND APPEAL:

    https://givealittle.co.nz/cause/please-donate-to-measles-samoa-fund-appeal

    2. Contact Tuala Tagaloa Tusani on (+6421) 0223-8663 or email tagaloatusani@gmail.com if you wish to be involved in the collection of hygiene supply for Samoa. We have collection points in Auckland and Sydney with other overseas cities to be confirmed soon.

    3. By sharing our updates to people that care of what’s happening in Samoa. If you want to help and for more information contact Teleiai Edwin Puni on (+6421) 618-042 or email: edwin@puni.co.nz

    While help from New Zealand, Australia and Tahiti with vaccinations have arrived, what is not accounted for is the trauma and social impact that the measles situation is having and will continue to have on families, and those on the frontline.

    The crisis of the mind and heart also deserves attention and support.

    The MEASLES SAMOA FUND APPEAL is to support parents like Tuivale Puelua and Fa’aoso Matavale of Laulii who have lost three children to measles, two-year-old son and their one-year-old twins, sister Tamara and brother Sale. This is so heart breaking.

    The MEASLES SAMOA FUND APPEAL is free giving from the heart to the people directly affected with the loss of a child due to the measles outbreak in Samoa. It is administered by a NZ senior health professional and ASA Foundation.

    Christmas this year will be a sad one for these families... we want to reach out to them with your help.

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  • Rest In Peace 8 months old baby boy     28 November 2019
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    In respecting the wish of the parents, we cannot publish their names and of their child.

    Tofilau Esther Tofilau of ASA Foundation as part of the MEASLES SAMOA FUND APPEAL and relief work is now reporting from Samoa as she presents your kind donations to the parents of the eight months old baby boy, who are pastors at Toamua, buried at their Siusega family home.

    Tofilau on your behalf is visiting families that have lost children to the measles epidemic and to again see Tuivale Puelua and Fa’aoso Matavale of Laulii who lost three children to measles, two-year-old son and their one-year-old twins, sister Tamara and brother Sale.

    Their request was to complete the grave shelter for their three children. We are able to fulfill their wish through your donations to the MEASLES SAMOA FUND APPEAL.

    To those that have donated, volunteers and everyone that is helping out with the relief supply collections, we thank you so much.

    Yesterday the Samoan elderly group Mafutaga Samoa Tamaki presented ASA Foundation with an envelope they collected from their benefits and pension to help with the Samoa measles relief efforts.

    This is what giving from the heart is all about... it’s not the amount that matters. But where doing nothing is not an option.

    This Friday the first supply of diapers / nappies, wipers, masks, plastic gloves, towels, soaps and hygiene supply from the collection in Auckland heads to Samoa. Thank you EIF and our support partners...

    To date, 33 measles related deaths have been recorded.

    Here is how you can be part of the relief efforts:

    1. Please donate to the MEASLES SAMOA FUND APPEAL.

    Overseas donations can use the Givealittle page MEASLES SAMOA FUND APPEAL:

    https://givealittle.co.nz/cause/please-donate-to-measles-samoa-fund-appeal

    2. Contact Tuala Tagaloa Tusani on (+6421) 0223-8663 or email tagaloatusani@gmail.com if you wish to be involved in the collection of hygiene supply for Samoa. We have collection points in Auckland and Sydney with other overseas cities to be confirmed soon.

    3. By sharing our updates to people that care of what’s happening in Samoa. If you want to help and for more information contact Teleiai Edwin Puni on (+6421) 618-042 or email: edwin@puni.co.nz

    While help from New Zealand, Australia and Tahiti with vaccinations have arrived, what is not accounted for is the trauma and social impact that the measles situation is having and will continue to have on families, and those on the frontline.

    The crisis of the mind and heart also deserves attention and support.

    The MEASLES SAMOA FUND APPEAL is to support parents like Tuivale Puelua and Fa’aoso Matavale of Laulii who have lost three children to measles, two-year-old son and their one-year-old twins, sister Tamara and brother Sale. This is so heart breaking.

    The MEASLES SAMOA FUND APPEAL is free giving from the heart to the people directly affected with the loss of a child due to the measles outbreak in Samoa. It is administered by a NZ senior health professional and ASA Foundation.

    Christmas this year will be a sad one for these families... we want to reach out to them with your help.

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  • R.I.P. baby Andrew Vi’iga     28 November 2019
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    Tofilau Esther Tofilau of ASA Foundation as part of the MEASLES SAMOA FUND APPEAL and relief work is now reporting from Samoa as she presents your kind donation to baby Andrew’s parents Avia Viiga and Sarai and siblings this morning at their Vaitele home.

    Tofilau on your behalf is visiting families that have lost children to the measles epidemic and to again see Tuivale Puelua and Fa’aoso Matavale of Laulii who lost three children to measles, two-year-old son and their one-year-old twins, sister Tamara and brother Sale.

    Their request was to complete the grave shelter for their three children. We are able to fulfill their wish through your donations to the MEASLES SAMOA FUND APPEAL.

    To those that have donated, volunteers and everyone that is helping out with the relief supply collections, we thank you so much.

    Yesterday a Samoan elderly group Mafutaga Samoa Tamaki presented ASA Foundation with an envelope they collected from their benefits and pension to help with the Samoa measles relief efforts.

    This is what giving from the heart is all about... it’s not the amount that matters. But where doing nothing is not an option.

    This Friday the first supply of diapers / nappies, wipers, masks, plastic gloves, towels, soaps and hygiene supply from the collection in Auckland heads to Samoa. Thank you EIF and our support partners...

    To date, 39 measles related deaths have been recorded.

    Here is how you can be part of the relief efforts:

    1. Please donate to the MEASLES SAMOA FUND APPEAL Givealittle page:

    https://givealittle.co.nz/cause/please-donate-to-measles-samoa-fund-appeal

    2. Contact Tuala Tagaloa Tusani on (+6421) 0223-8663 or email tagaloatusani@gmail.com if you wish to be involved in the collection of hygiene supply for Samoa. We have collection points in Auckland and Sydney with other overseas cities to be confirmed soon.

    3. By sharing our updates to people that care of what’s happening in Samoa. If you want to help and for more information contact Teleiai Edwin Puni on (+6421) 618-042 or email: edwin@puni.co.nz

    While help from New Zealand, Australia and Tahiti with vaccinations have arrived, what is not accounted for is the trauma and social impact that the measles situation is having and will continue to have on families, and those on the frontline.

    The crisis of the mind and heart also deserves attention and support.

    The MEASLES SAMOA FUND APPEAL is to support parents like Tuivale Puelua and Fa’aoso Matavale of Laulii who have lost three children to measles, two-year-old son and their one-year-old twins, sister Tamara and brother Sale. This is so heart breaking.

    The MEASLES SAMOA FUND APPEAL is free giving from the heart to the people directly affected with the loss of a child due to the measles outbreak in Samoa. It is administered by a NZ senior health professional and ASA Foundation.

    Christmas this year will be a sad one for these families... we want to reach out to them with your help.

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  • Samoa Measles death toll now thirty three     26 November 2019
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    The Ministry of Health confirms a total of 2,437 measles cases have been reported to the Disease Surveillance Team, since the outbreak started. There 243 recorded in the last 24 hours.

    To date, 32 measles related deaths have been recorded.

    Please share to families and friends to donate to the MEASLES SAMOA FUND APPEAL

    While help from New Zealand and Australia with vaccinations have arrived, what is not accounted for is the trauma and social impact that the measles situation is having and will continue to have on families, and those on the frontline.

    The crisis of the mind and heart also deserves attention and support.

    The MEASLES SAMOA FUND APPEAL is to support parents like Tuivale Puelua and Fa’aoso Matavale of Laulii who have lost three children to measles, two-year-old son and their one-year-old twins, sister Tamara and brother Sale. This is so heart breaking.

    The MEASLES SAMOA FUND APPEAL is free giving from the heart to the people directly affected with the loss of a child due to the measles outbreak in Samoa. It is administered by a NZ senior health professional and ASA Foundation.

    Overseas donations can use the Givealittle page MEASLES SAMOA FUND APPEAL:

    https://givealittle.co.nz/cause/please-donate-to-measles-samoa-fund-appeal

    Christmas this year will be a sad one for these families... we want to reach out to them with your help.

    If you want to help and for more information contact Teleiai Edwin Puni on (+6421) 618-042 or email: edwin@puni.co.nz

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  • Samoa Measles death toll now twenty five     25 November 2019
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    The Ministry of Health today confirmed a total of 2,194 measles cases have been reported to the Disease Surveillance Team, since the outbreak started. There were 144 recorded in the last 24 hours.

    To date, 25 measles related deaths have been recorded.

    There are currently 183 measles cases who are in-patients at all health facilities. Of this, 142 are at the Tupua Tamasese Meaole Hospital (TTMH), 2 at Poutasi District Hospital, 4 at Lalomanu District Hospital, 18 at the Leulumoega Rural District Hospital, 6 at the Malietoa Tanumafili II Hospital (MTIIH), 3 at Foailalo District Hospital, 2 at Sataua and 6 at Safotu District Hospital.

    Please donate to the MEASLES SAMOA FUND APPEAL

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