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Medical Supplies drive for samoa’s measles epidemic

URGENT:

Samoa is currently in a state of emergency and requires medical supplies to deal with the evergrowing measles epidemic gripping the country at the moment.

Help our Samoa

Samoa is now in a state of emergency due to the devastating outbreak of Measles taking over our small island country.

With over 80 deaths of young lives over the past few months since the first case was detected and many more infected with this terrible virus, Samoa is now in need of dire support from our extended ‘aiga’ (family).

Brown Girl Woke is helping to organise and send over any medical supplies to our country during this time of emergency. We are covering the costs of freight to send these items over.

Please get in contact with representatives in your country, and if you’d like to be a representative to collect and help send these items over to Samoa, please get in contact with us ASAP.

UPDATE: THE STATE OF EMERGENCY IN SAMOA HAS NOW ENDED (As of 29th December 2019).

 

THANK YOU TO SAMOA AIRWAYS AND FIJI AIRWAYS FOR HELPING US FLY THESE ITEMS TO SAMOA!

UPDATE on Medical drive items!

ALL DROP OFF LOCATIONS HAVE REACHED THEIR CUT OFF DATES.

Thank you to every single person who donated items, their time and energy into making this medical drop off a complete success! We are deeply grateful and humbled by all your kind donations!

If you would still like to help, you can donate via our Venmo & PayPal accounts below!

Donate via PayPal

If you wish to instead send a monetary donation to Brown Girl Woke to help us fund the shpping costs, you can donate via our PayPal.

Donate via Venmo

You can also donate to help cover the shipping costs using Venmo send to username or scan the QR code below:

Monetary Donations Received

We would like to personally thank everyone who has donated toward our PayPal & Venmo accounts to help fund our medical drive. (All donations listed are in USD unless stated otherwise)

Royale Polynesian Revue

$2,000

“Fundraiser Funds”

PayPal – 18/03/20

Chucc 1 & Tapa the Line LLC

$800

“God Bless your efforts and our people in Samoa. Alofa tele atu.”

PayPal – 03/02/20

Victory in Praise Church

$500

Cheque – 11/01/20

EFKS Malua Seattle

$830.00

PayPal – 01/01/20

Tafesilafa’i Inc.

$1,000

PayPal – 31/12/19

Tanya Jennings-Whittington

$100.00

“donation to help out in Samoa, Great job sis”

Venmo – 29/12/19

Elena Falagai-Shepard

$50.00

“For Samoa. On Behalf of our daughter, Maya’s 1st Christmas we would like to teach the gift of giving”

Venmo – 25/12/19

Pualani Kula

$300.00

PayPal – 22/12/19

Samoan Community Development Center, San Francisco

$1500

Transfer – 21/12/19

Paul Deady

$100.00 NZD

PayPal – 21/12/19

Tia Aumoeualogo

$100.00

“For Samoa”

Venmo – 21/12/19

Jodel Nomura

$100.00

PayPal – 21/12/19

Abigail Fernandes

$10.00

“Samoa Shipping Cost”

Venmo – 20/12/19

Jodi Hettergott-Suboor

$15.00

“Medical Supplies”

Venmo – 19/12/19

Red Hand Records

$100.00

PayPal – 18/12/19

Antony Garcia

$50.00

PayPal – 18/12/19

Winn Griffee

$40.00

PayPal – 17/12/19

Salome Nemani

$100.00

PayPal – 16/12/19

Tatau Brand

$2520

Money raised from selling custom Tatau Brand Shirts

PayPal – 16/12/19

Inkies Tattoo

$6000

Fundraised – 14/12/19

Body Roc (Concert)

$200.00

Benefit Concert – 14/12/19

Tiana Tufono

$225.00

PayPal – 14/12/19

Krzysztof Luba

£50.00 GBP

PayPal – 13/12/19

Claudine Reyonlds

$50.00

PayPal – 13/12/19

Jeremy Quan

$5.00

PayPal – 12/12/19

Joseph Mareko

$50.00

Transfer – 12/12/19

Alex Gasologa

$200.00

Transfer – 12/12/19

Jeremy Quan

$5.00

PayPal – 12/12/19

Evotia Lolotai-Johnson

$50.00

Transfer – 12/12/19

Nora Schubert

$200.00

Transfer – 12/12/19

Schubert Family

$250.00

Transfer – 12/12/19

Vanessa Blaylock

$15.00

Transfer – 12/12/19

Neshia Alaovae

$100.00

PayPal – 12/12/19

Darius Oudanonh

$20.00

PayPal – 12/12/19

Sophie Tesoriero

$100.00 AUD

PayPal – 11/12/19

Terry Eager

$50.00

PayPal – 11/12/19

Trudy Tafea

$20.00 AUD

PayPal – 10/12/19

Detrina Faletogo

$20.00

PayPal – 10/12/19

Lauren Hacker

$50.00

PayPal – 10/12/19

Sian Ashton

$60.00 AUD

PayPal – 10/12/19

Kinzie Kinzie

$300.00

PayPal – 10/12/19

Malia Mather

$12.00 CAD

PayPal – 10/12/19

Malia Mather

18.00 EUR

PayPal – 10/12/19

Malia Mather

$14.00 AUD

PayPal – 10/12/19

Amber Ritz

$55.00

“to help aide Samoa 🙏

Venmo – 10/12/19

Majory Selim

$70.00

“to help aide Samoa 🙏”

Venmo – 10/12/19

Jaime Campbell

$10.00

“Samoa <3 My Thoughts are with you all.

Venmo – 10/12/19

Czarina Francisco

$10.00

“Samoa 🙏”

Venmo – 10/12/19

Amber Ritz

$55.00

“to help aide Samoa 🙏

Venmo – 10/12/19

Majory Selim

$70.00

“to help aide Samoa 🙏”

Venmo – 10/12/19

Jaime Campbell

$10.00

“Samoa <3 My Thoughts are with you all.

Venmo – 10/12/19

Dalila Muro

$30.00

“Samoa”

Venmo – 10/12/19

Lucas Anderson

$10.00

PayPal – 10/12/19

Ashley Reynoso

$5.00

❤️💗

Venmo – 09/12/19

Missy Poti

$5.00

“alofa atu samoa ❤️”

Venmo – 09/12/19

Sicili Brittingham

$7.58

😓❤️

Venmo – 09/12/19

Rachel Sua

$50.00

“🙏Samoa/ Happy Birthday”

venmo – 09/12/19

Jaysha Alonzo-Estrada

$20.00

“Brown girl woke donation”

Venmo 09/12/19

Bently Ace

$5.00

“I hope everyone’s small contribution can help!!”

Venmo – 09/12/19

Jackie Lopez

$5.00

“Happy brithday sis! ❤️”

Venmo – 09/12/19

Areana Ramos

$20.00

“Samoa ❤️”

Venmo – 09/12/19

Kirita Stanley

$300.00

PayPal – 09/12/19

Paul Willis

$300.00

PayPal – 09/12/19

Janna Willoughby

$20.00

PayPal – 09/12/19

Sarah Beatty

$20.00

“Samoa ❤️”

Venmo – 09/12/19

Ilovea Brittingham

$100.00

“Samoa ❤️”

venmo – 08/12/19

Ilovea Brittingham

$5.00

“Happy Birthday Sicili”

venmo – 08/12/19

Ruth Munoz

$5.00

“Biola Softball”

venmo – 08/12/19

Doretha Jenkins

$50.00

Paypal – 08/12/19

Leilanu Jackson

$50.00

Paypal – 08/12/19

Jueta McCutchan

$50.00

PayPal – 08/12/19

Lee Jones

$100.00 AUD

PayPal – 08/12/19

Sicili Brittingham

$30.00

“Sending my love and prayers”

Venmo – 08/12/19

Scanlan Family

$100.00

“Thank you for helping our people. Will send more when I get paid. Hope this helps with anything you need from medical supplies to feeding the volunteers. Prayers to all the parents who have lost little ones, heart breaks just thinking about it. Love you! Jazmine & Tava’e”

Venmo – 08/12/19

Mary Park

$100.00

Heartfelt aloha and prayers to all affected in Samoa.”

Venmo – 07/12/19

Gloria Brown

$1000.00

“Sending Prayers and healing thoughts”

Venmo – 07/12/19

Ashleigh Fuga

$20.00

Paypal – 07/12/19

Jaida Noble

$10.50

Paypal – 07/12/19

Kristofer Eager

$20.00

PayPal – 07/12/19

Jacob Hunkin

$30.00

PayPal – 07/12/19

Diane Malupo

$100.00

Paypal – 07/12/19

Full Circle Therapy Services, LLC

$50.00

Paypal – 07/12/19

Ashley Seni

$50.00

PayPal – 06/12/19

Adavelyn Rivera

$25.00

PayPal – 06/12/19

Kristin Cheney

$10.00

Paypal – 06/12/19

Vida Hamnquist

$25.00

Paypal – 06/12/19

Veronic Santos

$10.00

PayPal – 06/12/19

Lucyola Langi

$50.00

PayPal – 06/12/19

Loto Reed

$100.00

“God bless our families in Samoa. Thank you for all your work”

Venmo – 07/12/19

Lisa Ozuna

$30.00

Venmo – 07/12/19

Falesoa Sao

$40.00

“Hoping to give more soon! So much love to you, Doris, and everyone working so hard to get all these important resources to our families in Samoa!”

Venmo – 07/12/19

Asha Frost, Healer

$25.00

PayPal – 06/12/19

Manu Muasau

$100.00

“#Pray4Samoa”

Paypal – 06/12/19

Ginger Elisara

$100.00

“Thank you for all you do. Praying for Samoa.”

Paypal – 06/12/19

Lenita Wright

$30.00 AUD

PayPal – 06/12/19

Jessica Navarro

$5.00

PayPal – 06/12/19

Akura Anderson

$50.00

PayPal – 06/12/19

Soul Water Rising

$60.00

PayPal – 06/12/19

Brandon Santiago

$50.00

Paypal – 06/12/19

Abigayle Richardson

$15.00

paypal – 06/12/19

Donna Miguel

$20.00

“Sisters and brothers in Samoa”

Venmo – 05/12/19

Terry Eager

$75.00

Paypal – 05/12/19

Vincent Iglesias

$10.00

paypal – 05/12/19

Leora Kava

$150.00

“Donation for supply shipping to Samoa. Sending all our love to you from Tonga sis.”

Venmo – 05/12/19

Pauline Williams

$100.00

“Aunty Donation for Samoa”

Venmo – 05/12/19

Christina Piazza

$500.00

“From Q and Christina for Samoa volunteers and relief”

Paypal – 05/12/19

C Pritchett

$50.00

“To benefit Samoa’s Measle Epidemic”

PayPal – 05/12/19

James Emmerson

$15.00

This isn’t much, but I hope it can help towards getting items to people in need in Samoa”

PayPal – 05/12/19

Jess Schroeder

$10.00

“Fundraiser for Samoa”

Venmo – 04/12/19

Karen Wright

$40.00

payapl – 04/12/19

Mo Haretuku

$250.00

“Help with Measles epidemic in Samoa”

venmo – 04/12/19

Angel Faumuina

$50.00

“For Samoa”

paypal – 04/12/19

Avaava’s Lavalavas

$100.00

paypal – 04/12/19

Natalie Uhl

$20.00

Paypal – 04/12/19

Jamila Wallace

$25.00

paypal – 02/12/19

Leeann Mangoba

$25.00

Paypal – 02/12/19

Luke Melody

$50.00 AUD

paypal – 02/12/19

Tucker Nolan Pierce

$50.00

PayPal – 02/12/19

Lilika Funaki

$50.00

PayPal – 29/11/19

Shannon Cobos

$50.00

PayPal – 29/11/19

Tenari Samoa Teo

$50.00 AUD

PayPal – 28/11/19

Alexander Keil

$200.00

PayPal – 27/11/19

Anaise Makihele

$100.00

PayPal – 26/11/19

Kristin Paga

$50.00

PayPal – 25/11/19

Kristine Gold

$25.00

PayPal – 25/11/19

Elizabeth Tue

$20.00

PayPal – 25/11/19

Michelle Misilagi

$50.00

PayPal – 20/11/19

Filipina Chapman

$100.00

PayPal – 19/11/19

Total Donations Received:

Donations Received and Shipped to Samoa!

Here are some of the donations that have been sent over to Samoa with all your generous donations from all around the globe so far, we will keep updating this as they come through. Thank you to everyone who has helped and donated.

BGW & ASA Foundation donating items and providing assistance to families directly affected by the measles outbreak

Families from Toamua

We are partnering up with ASA foundation giving monetary donations to families that have lost child to measles.

We met with three families thanks to help of Kresten Stunzner heart for making sure we can give extra with his bros Aaron and Tee 🙏🏽 They gave 2 bags of rice , cases of tuna , gifts and food to each family ❤️We are all Blessed to do this work for our Samoa

Gifted each family $300 and toys will be gifting families with extra help for next 6 months🇼🇸🇦🇸🙏🏽

Thank you Tiffany Fepuleai for boxes of tuna , case of water and love ❤️

Praying for all the families that lose love one

Family from Vaiusu

Doris and her Brown Girl Woke team, Lino & Krista working together with the ASA Foundation.

This is our second visit with this family that lost 2 children to measles ❤️🙏🏽 First visit was with the mental health department giving counseling with Christina Suluape Akiu Sale ❤️ We promised them we would come back baring gifts and help for next few months 🎁

Thank you to everyone for donating 🙏🏽 We donated $300, case water , 2 cases of tuna and presents 🎁

We have been making sure to write information and families needs so we can help for next 6 months ❤️🙏🏽🌎 Krista has been amazing making sure we get info we need to help these families

Gods work

Alofipo Family

We are partnering up with ASA foundation giving monetary donations to families that have lost child to measles.

We ended 2019 with Alofipo family ❤️🙏🏽🎁 We pray for your family and everyone that has lost a child or love one to measles 😢

R.I.P. Father Filia Solomona Sofeni / R.I.P. Baby Blessing Roberts / R.I.P. Baby Peter Von Heiderbrandt

Doris and her Brown Girl Woke team, Lino & Krista working together with the ASA Foundation.

We met with the family of 7 kids that lost their father gifted $500.00 and toys from our families in Pago Tee Trep and Saipai Cassens.

We also committed 6 months to their family to pay for food each month 🙏🏽 All part of our relief fund for families we can help for a little longer🥰

We also visited 2 famliies in Apia to gift them $300 tala and toys for all the kids

Tavae and Ulata from Faleasiu

We are partnering up with ASA foundation with Tuala Tusani and Richard Brown as they have been on the ground giving monetary donations to families that have lost child to measles.

We have donated 5000 to their efforts and have been personally giving donations of $300 and $600 to families for Xmas and extra help during this time and holidays.

I’m proud that our young leaders have been apart of the work.

These last 2 weeks we have been able to help 13 families and still going ❤️🙏 Today we are trying to help 3 more families before Xmas 🎄

R.I.P. BABY Ah-Yek Pelepesite

Doris and her Brown Girl Woke team, Lino & Krista working together with the ASA Foundation, visited families giving out christmas presents and $300 tala to help brighten up a young family’s Christmas after sadly losing their precious child to Measles.

Masoe Family from Moamoa

Doris and her Brown Girl Woke team (Krista, Lino, Victory & Yahn) working together with ASA Foundations, visit families who have sadly lost children to the measles epidemic. Handing out Christmas presents donated by families in Pago Pago collected by Tee Trep and Saipai Cassens and $300 Tala all made possible by your continued donations.

R.I.P. BABY MOEFILIFILI VICTORIA ATI OF MAAGIAGI

Tuala Tagaloa Tusani and Leapai Richard Brown of ASA Foundation with Good Samaritans Doris from USA and Christina as part of the MEASLES SAMOA FUND APPEAL (MS19) and relief work presenting your kind assistance to James and Alice Ati, parents of 3 months old baby Moefilifili Victoria, at his grave at Ma’agiagi.

R.I.P. BROTHERS BENSON & PUAMANUVAEA

Tuala Tagaloa Tusani and Leapai Richard Brown of ASA Foundation with Good Samaritans Maluseu Doris Tulifau and Christina from USA as part of the MEASLES SAMOA FUND APPEAL (MS19) and relief work presenting your kind assistance to Mautofu and Leeann, parents of Benson and Puamanuvaea, at their Vaitele-uta grave.

R.I.P. BABY KARETASI TAVITA OF MATAUTU LEFAGA

Tuala Tagaloa Tusani and Leapai Richard Brown of ASA Foundation with Good Samaritans Maluseu Doris Tulifau and Christina from USA as part of the MEASLES SAMOA FUND APPEAL (MS19) and relief work presenting your kind assistance to Tavita Lemalu Mika and Peka Ravita, parents of baby Karetasi, at his Lefaga grave.

Thank you Sii Lemalu Mika for reaching out to us.

R.I.P. BABY FOALIMA FIPE OF SATAOA LEFAGA

Tuala and Leapai of ASA Foundation with Good Samaritans Maluseu Doris Tulifau and Christina from USA as part of the MEASLES SAMOA FUND APPEAL (MS19) and relief work presenting your kind assistance to Sui Fipe, mother of baby Foalima, at his Sataoa grave.

R.I.P. BABY PETER OF MUTIATELE ALEIPATA

Tuala Tagaloa Tusani and Leapai Richard Brown of ASA Foundation with Good Samaritans Maluseu Doris Tulifau and Christina from USA as part of the MEASLES SAMOA FUND APPEAL (MS19) and relief work presenting your kind assistance to Suavaa Lepopea and Aliitasi, parents of baby Peter, at his Mutiatele grave.

Adopt a Nurse

There are plenty of amazing nurses in and around Samoa working countless hours to help the families of those affect by this epidemic, we would like to highlight these amazing people and give back to them.

Current News on Measles Outbreak in Samoa

(Update: THE STATE OF EMERGENCY IN SAMOA HAS NOW ENDED)

NATIONAL EMERGENCY OPERATION CENTRE: (PRESS RELEASE 43) December 29, 2019

UPDATE ON THE MEASLES OUTBREAK

The Ministry of Health confirms a total of 5,667 measles cases have been reported to the Disease Surveillance Team, since the outbreak started. There were 12 recorded in the last 24 hours for Upolu (0 new cases for Savaii).

There are currently 45 measles cases who are in-patients at all health facilities. Of this, 37 are at the Tupua Tamasese Meaole Hospital (TTMH), 2 at Poutasi District Hospital, 1 at Lalomanu District Hospital, 4 at Foailalo District Hospital and 1 in Sataua. Admissions include 9 critically ill children and 1 adult in ICU/HDU, 1 pregnant woman admitted to TTMH in maternity ward and 1 pregnant woman in Poutasi District Hospital.

The total number of measles cases admitted to all hospitals recorded for the outbreak to date is 1,846. Of that, 1,720 (93%) patients have been discharged.

To date, 81 measles related deaths have been recorded. There were no fatalities in the last 24 hours.

VACCINATION UPDATE:

As of December 28, 2019, approximately 95% of all eligible people in Samoa have been vaccinated against measles.

Help Brown Girl Woke Get Aid to Samoa

Do you want to help provide medical supplies to Samoa during their time of need? Do you have contacts who will be able to help Samoa? Are you looking to have items sent over to Samoa to help with the Measles Epidemic? Get in contact with us today!

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