Red Cross workers recount relief effort in Samoa

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SALT LAKE CITY -- Thursday marks one month since a powerful earthquake off the coast of Samoa caused a deadly tsunami in the South Pacific.

Utahns have banded together to help in the relief efforts there, including some Red Cross volunteers who just returned from American Samoa.

For two weeks, day in and day out, they tried to help the country rebuild its infrastructure.

"I just think back on this one place in Amanava, where the village was entirely leveled and we ended up pitching these tents. And when we were done, the village chief came up to us and said, ‘Can we help you put those tents up in the next village. We've seen how it's done and we would like to help our friends in the next village over.' These are people who have lost everything, who have lost family, and the first thing on their mind is to help other people," volunteer Stan Rosenzweig said.

Two of the volunteers, Karen Frost and Stan Rosenzeig, joined KSL 5 News Thursday morning. To see the interview, play the video.


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