Savali Newspaper 6 May 2020. The Human Rights Protection Party has made a donation of ST$10,000 tala to the Mapuifagalele Home for the Aged.
“The donation is to reaffirm our Party’s appreciation for your endless labour of love through your divine work to care for our senior citizens,” said the Samoa Prime Minister and leader of at a presentation yesterday afternoon.
“Samoa remains indebted to you and we pray for his Almighty’s continued blessings.”
The HRPP donation is in response to the on-line appeal by the Little Sisters of the Poor which has received overwhelming support from Samoans here and abroad.
Sister Aukusitino acknowledged the national response to their plea.
“Without the generosity of everyone who stepped up to donate, we cannot perform our duties to continue to care for the residents of the Home,” she said.
“Even at these trying times with the Coronavirus threat, it has not stopped the kindness and it shows that the true spirit of solidarity is very much alive in Samoa and we thank you.”
She also acknowledges the Head of State, le Ao Mamalu ole Malo, Tuimalealiifano Vaaletoa Sualauvi II who responded a day after the appeal was launched with his “generous donation.”
Various donors responded to an appeal by the Sisters who care for the elderly of Mapuifagalele was made public through the Samoa Observer and TV media. A group of motorists called No Cash were amongst the many organisations and individuals who responded.
“God Bless Samoa and we pray that the Almighty will replenish what everyone has donated to help us at this great time of need,” Sister Aukusino concluded.