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StarKist Co. and StarKist Samoa Donate $50,000 for Cyclone Gita Relief Efforts in American Samoa

March 12, 2018 -- StarKist Samoa today announced that it made a donation of $50,000 to the American Samoa Government (ASG) to help in the Hurricane Gita relief efforts.  Accepting the donation on behalf of ASG was Governor Lolo Moliga and Lt. Governor Lemanu Peleti Mauga.

“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,” said Mr. Sangdong Kwon, General Manager of StarKist Samoa.  “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 will accept the donation during a brief ceremony on Monday, March 12, in American Samoa.  He has expressed appreciation to Andrew Choe, Mr. Kwon and StarKist Samoa for the generous donation that will help ongoing relief efforts.

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