American Samoa Government Department of Parks and Recreations

Location: American Samoa

Grants Awarded: Social and Economic Development Strategies (SEDS)

The purpose and sole objective of the ―Amanave mo Taeao” project, devised by staff members from the American Samoa Government‘s Department of Parks and Recreation with input from Amanave village leaders, was to restore Amanave Beach Park for the 300 people living in the village. This would provide a place to draw the community together, where families could support one another in overcoming the trauma and fear caused by the tsunami.