Grateful mother says thank you
A mother of 11 of Sataoa Safata was in tears when her family received early White Sunday gifts yesterday.
The family of Siauro Famagalo received $600 cash, food items worth $500 and two mattresses from local companies, Betham Brothers Enterprises Ltd (B.B.E.), Trans Pacific Travel, and Budget Car Rentals.
Her family was among the list of nine families who were featured on the Samoa Observer’s Village Voice section published in the Sunday Samoan edition of the newspaper.
The 40-year-old said that her family was in shock when they saw the cars parked in front of their house.
“When I shared the struggles that my family faced with Samoa Observer, I did not expect to see any assistance will follow it,” she said.
A representative from B.B.E., Ruta Williams, told Mrs. Famagalo’s family that the assistance is for the children’s White Sunday.
“It is with our hope that the donation will help your family celebrate White Sunday happily.”
Mrs. Famagalo was in tears while thanking the local companies who were kind enough to provide gifts for their family.
“My daughter is the only one in our family but we had to wait until Friday for her pay to do our family shopping.
“During this week, my children kept asking when we will go shopping because White Sunday is coming up; I was simply heartbroken because I know that we did not have the financial support to provide their needs.”
Mrs. Famagalo added that the donation given will bring joy to the hearts of her children who will have good food on the table and enough money to buy them White Sunday outfits for church.
“Our family does not have anything precious to offer to those who have the generous hearts to give to those in need.
“We pray that God will shower his blessings upon the companies who have helped and also we thank Samoa Observer for their programme that enabled these companies to assist our family.”
Her family sought assistance to rebuild their old home which she lives together with her husband and children due to a roof leakage and safety concerns.