Reported by Bob Howard from American Samoa
Teams of young volunteers are:
- hard at work learning to build temporary housing
- registering survivors
51 Red Cross Volunteers arrived in American Samoa at 3 am local time Saturday on a C-17 plane from Hawaii.
The plane also carried items such as fresh produce and medical supplies.
Despite the destruction and deaths from the tsunami, 125 residents of American Samoa are volunteering with the American Red Cross.
They were joined early Sunday by:
- 11 Red Cross volunteers from Utah
- 12 from Hawaii
- 21 young volunteers from AmeriCorps in Denver and Sacramento
The total Red Cross presence from the U.S. mainland and Hawaii now stands at 70.
Find out how they flew, where they’re staying, electricity status, and supply distribution methods after the jump.