Samoa Joe Tweets call for tsunami help
'Please give to help in Samoa's recovery'
Wednesday, 30 Sep 2009,
Samoa Joe, a professional wrestler with family ties to American Samoa, the islands recently struck by a deadly tsunami wave Tuesday evening, is using Twitter to lead an effort to send support and donations to the countries stuck by the disaster.
As the news of the natural disaster spread Tuesday, Samoa Joe, in Germany for a wrestling tour, posted to his Twitter feed , "Just read about the earthquake in Samoa ... really have my hands tied trying to find any info in Germany ... updates appreciated. Tons of family."
He followed with a report that his family was OK, "Updates from my family in Samoa. Everyone accounted for but the damage is staggering. Any good will sent my way paid off. Thank You." And then he added a report on the death toll from a family member, "My Auntie says the body count is in the hundreds. We live in Nuuili little flooding for those who are wondering."
After getting reports Samoa Joe quickly posted a call for relief help to Twitter , "Please give to help in Samoa's recovery. Please I implore you to help at Red Cross page where people can donate to the International Response Fund.