Red Cross Helping American Samoa Tsunami Victims

Many of you have heard about the devastation from Tuesdays undersea earthquake that created a tsunami and swept over American Samoa.  Currently a significant portion of the island is without power or water amid widespread damage.

“We will get there as quickly as we can with what we can,” said Joe Becker, senior vice president for Red Cross Disaster Services.  “Our first priority is to provide food and water.”

You can help people affected by disasters, like the earthquake and tsunami, by donating $5 to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund using Text 2HELP.

Subscribers of participating wireless carriers can donate $5 simply by text messaging the keyword “GIVE” to “2HELP” (24357). Donations will appear on customers’ monthly bills or be debited from a prepaid account balance. Standard text messaging rates apply. To opt-out send “STOP” to 24357.

Here is Joe Becker’s message on the current status of the relief efforts:

For those of you who are unsure of where American Samoa is:

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For the most up to date information about the relief efforts visit

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  1. Notify me of the any lost in America Samoa family members
    Isaia Isaia village Aua, As well as Ioane Atiga from village Loene

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