StarKist Samoa donates $50,000 to Gita relief fund

StarKist Samoa today made a donation of $50,000 to the American Samoa Government to help in the Hurricane Gita relief efforts.

Accepting the donation on behalf of ASG were Governor Lolo Moliga, Lt. Governor Lemanu Peleti Mauga and several Cabinet members.

In handing the check to Governor Lolo, StarKist Samoa General Manager Sandong Kwon said, “It is a great pleasure for me to make this donation, on behalf of our President & CEO, Mr. Andrew Choe, and the StarKist Samoa family.

“StarKist Samoa is a member of this community and has been so for 55 years, and we want to do our part in supporting Governor Moliga’s efforts to provide relief to the people of this great territory.”

Mr. Kwon added, “The Samoan culture is based on Alofa, and we hope that this expression of our Alofa will help the people whose homes and property were impacted by the storm.”

Governor Lolo Moliga accepted the donation during a brief ceremony at the Governor’s Office this morning.

He expressed appreciation to Andrew Choe, Mr. Kwon and StarKist Samoa for the generous donation that will help ongoing relief efforts.