Club donates to boy living with disability
A car club in Savai’i has brought White Sunday joy and bliss to Tulua Kolio of the village of Safotu.
The 14-year-old boy with a disability was all smiles when the Low Life Club offered him goodies on Monday after White Sunday.
Low Life Club Secretary, Lui Lameta of Paia, told the Samoa Observer that the club was established in June this year.
"The main purpose why we started this club was because of the love we have for cars," Mr. Lameta said.
"We started with only a few of us, but then we got some of the brothers to join us along the way.
"This is something that has brought us together and something we love to do."
However, decorating their vehicles is not the only thing that unites the club and its members.
According to Mr Lameta, they are also passionate about helping vulnerable people in the rural community.
"Most of us from this area, we grew up here so we know some of the struggles some families are facing.
"We have so many dreams and hope and helping vulnerable people and families is one of those.
"It's something that we share as a club. We don't just come together just to decorate cars and do car shows. No!
“We are all sharing ideas and discussing ways that we can do to raise funds so we can help those in need."
That goal was finally achieved on Monday when the club offered gifts to the 14-year-old boy.
"This young boy has special needs and is not strong as the rest of us," Mr Lameta said.
"We wanted to offer him something for this White Sunday and give something to help his parents with taking care of him.
"It's not much, but we thought it would be nice to bring something to make him smile."
In receiving the donation, the boy’s father Fa'aulusau became emotional and said he was humbled by the kind gesture.
"It's not every day that people who are not related to you turn up at your house with goods for you sick kid," he added.
"That's why I am very grateful to the Low Life Club for their generosity and for thinking about my son.
"We know and understand that life is difficult and expensive these days. But that did not stop you guys from reaching out and helping us.
"We didn't ask for this, yet you guys showed up with these goods for my son, so I am grateful."