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Domata and Anna Peko endow health center building for American Samoa

Denver Bronco’s Domata Peko (left) and his wife Ann

Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Denver Bronco’s Domata Peko (left) and his wife Anna on Thursday, July 5 made a $500,000 donation to build the Domata & Anna Medical Hope Building, part of the proposed new Mission of Hope Community Health Center to be located on ASG land in Tafuna, across the street from the Lions Park.

The donation was made during a gathering of the board of directors for the health center project, which is spearheaded by the Mission of Hope Ministry and South Carolina based EAU Claire Medical Center, which operates 23 clinics in the US.

The Pekos received from the board of directors Samoan gifts — a staff and kava bowl. Domata was also bestowed the Samoan chiefly title, To’omata.

A ground breaking ceremony was to have been held yesterday morning but was canceled due to heavy rains. EAU Claire Medical Center will be providing medical staff for the proposed facility when it opens for operations.