First Credit Union (FCU) today announced a $10,000 donation to Hamilton’s K’aute Pasifika Trust to help combat measles in Samoa. General Manager, Simon Scott, said providing funding to help bring the deadly epidemic currently sweeping Samoa in check was ‘a no brainer’. “What is happening in Samoa is deeply concerning to us and most especially to our members with family in that country,” he said. “As an organisation that’s based on ‘people helping people’ it simply makes sense to make funds available to do what we can to help.” “The team at K’aute Pasifika is best placed to get this money to where it will make the most impact on the ground in Samoa, and in particular, to those who are most vulnerable.” On FCU’s behalf K’aute Pasifika will channel the funds in Samoa where they can be used most effectively. This would include medical supplies, supporting existing vaccination drives, those who are sick, and families of those in hospital or who have lost children. This would be done through established child health, outreach immunisation and...