Christmas comes early for four families.


A thankful heart and tears of joy were spread around by four families who received $700 worth of food product from the Island Rock Company’s 25 days of bringing the spirit of Christmas campaign.

The first home that was visited was the family of Tom Tuilata of Leauva’a uta.

The father of two who lives with his family in a rundown home was in tears when the company visited his him.

He said the donation will help his family especially his children for a long time especially since Christmas is just around the corner.

“This is more than enough,” said Tuilata.

“Words cannot express how thankful I am for these much needed products especially food that you have given us today.

“I am an unemployed and we depend on our plantation to earn a living but sometimes it’s very hard when nobody buys the products that I see.

“Today is the happiest day for not only me but also for my family.”

The second family was Fofoa Salesio of Lotoso’a Saleimoa.

The team arrived at home and the mother of nine preparing cocoa beans for her children to go sell so they can have some food in the evening.

She was taken by surprised and was in tears when the team arrived.

“As you can see I work so hard to ensure my family especially my children survives every day,” she said.

“I can’t thank you enough and this will last us a long time.

“It’s not every day that we get to have people here to offer us food without anything in return so thank you very much.”

Fili Iosefa of Satapuala uta echoed Ms. Salesio’s thought when Santa visited her place.

“It’s not every day that we get to host Santa Clause at our home,” she said.

“Today I am thankful to God for Good Samaritans like you.

“As you can see we live by with what we can get and with all that you provided for us today it will go a long way.

“I now know that there are people out there who really cares for people like us and for that I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for all the gifts that you have provided for me and my family.”

The last family was just heart broken and a sad sight.

Sixty nine year old father and grandfather Leasi Emosi who is in a wheelchair was the last home the company visited.

He was making koko samoa with some of his grandchildren when he was visited at his home at Afega uta.

He said he can’t walk but he tries his best to ensure his children survive every day.

“As you can see I cannot walk but it does not stop me from fulfilling my responsibilities as a father,” he said.

“I thank you so much for all the things that you have provided for my family today.

“May the Lord continue to bless you and the work that you are doing.”

Sales Manager Iosia Maiava said in his interview that this is what Christmas is all about.

“It’s all about giving and after visiting these families today it just gives us a whole different feeling of how some of our people are living.

“We get to witness that some families live off with what they have in their home and they are still happy.

“This is the whole purpose of this campaign is to help those who are in need so we will continue with this campaign until the 25th of December because people do need help.”