The women of the Congregational Christian Church of Samoa turned up with a donation of $40,000 for the National Health Services yesterday.
Members of the ‘Tautua o Puapuaga’ Society presented the donation to the Minister of Health, Tuitama Dr. Leao Tuitama.
Of the total amount, $20,000 was given to the Dialysis Unit in Upolu and $10,000 for the Dialysis machines in Savai’i. The Tupua Tamasese Meaole and the Malietoa Tanumafili II hospitals received $5,000 each.
Minister Tuitama expressed the government’s heartfelt gratitude to the Church.
“This is not the first time that you’ve helped us,” said Minister Tuitama.
“And this is not a small amount of money as well so from the bottom of my heart, I want to thank you and thank the Church for this generous help.”
Former President of the Tautua o Puapuaga Society, Alofa Simeone, said the Church was pleased to be able to give back to the community.
“This is just a very small portion from the society to help those in need,” she said. “And we’re praying that God will continue to bless everyone so that we may able to help each other.”