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Jumpstart Kits Arrive in American Samoa
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October 20, 2009
Tamatua Leo opens a crank powered Radio/Flashlight/Cellphone charger provided by the Red Cross in a Jumpstart to Recovery Kit. American Samoa.
Tamatua Leo opens a crank powered Radio/Flashlight/Cellphone charger provided by the Red Cross in a Jumpstart to Recovery Kit. American Samoa.
American Red Cross/AmeriCorps volunteer Luong Huynhvolunteer shows the Samatia family the contents of a Jumpstart to Recovery kit.
American Red Cross/AmeriCorps volunteer Luong Huynhvolunteer shows the Samatia family the contents of a Jumpstart to Recovery kit.
Isabella Misiaita walks towards her destroyed home with Nita A. and Miracle Pagota. They are wearing Jumpstart to Recovery Kits provided by the American Red Cross in Tula, American Samoa.
Isabella Misiaita walks towards her destroyed home with Nita A. and Miracle Pagota. They are wearing Jumpstart to Recovery Kits provided by the American Red Cross in Tula, American Samoa.
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On Saturday, American Red Cross Jumpstart Kits arrived in American Samoa, an area that is recovering from the September 29 tsunami. The kit has items to help disaster victims with their short-term, immediate requirements, as well as aid for the long term. Each kit contains two blankets, a combination hand-crank radio, flashlight and cell phone charger, a mesh laundry bag, a first aid kit, note pad and pen, work gloves, face masks and a bath-in-a-bag all in one convenient, durable Red Cross backpack.

Diapers, baby formula, towels, brooms and feminine hygiene products—all of which are in short supply on the island also arrived Saturday evening. The delivery included bolts of fabric that could be cut into lava-lava—the traditional skirt-like garment that is worn by men and women on American Samoa.

There are more than 300 workers from the American Red Cross, representing chapters on American Samoa, Hawaii and across the U.S. mainland, providing assistance to those affected by the tsunami. The workers have distributed the new supplies to villages across American Samoa, along with tuna, rice, noodles and water.

About the American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies nearly half of the nation's blood; teaches lifesaving skills; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a charitable organization — not a government agency — and depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit www.redcross.org or join our blog at http://blog.redcross.org.



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