"We are overwhelmed and so happy to receive this," he says tearfully. "It will not only help us, but also our village."
Convoy of Hope had assessment teams in Samoa only days after the tsunami struck. It also had teams on the ground in Indonesia and the Philippines where earthquakes and typhoons wreaked havoc on hundreds of thousands of people. The teams' goals were simple - meet immediate needs, assess long-term needs and give people hope that everything was going to be okay.
"Without the help of generous supporters we could not respond immediately and effectively to disasters such as the tsunami in Samoa and the typhoons in the Philippines," says Hal Donaldson, President of Convoy of Hope. "We are grateful, as are the tens of thousands of people we were able to help."