NEWS RELEASE: HAWAI’I EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY TO LAUNCH WEBSITE TO PROVIDE PPE TO QUALIFYING ORGANIZATIONSPosted on Aug 26, 2020 in Featured, Information and News Releases, Main, News Stories
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August 26, 2020
HAWAI’I EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY TO LAUNCH WEBSITE TO PROVIDE PPE TO QUALIFYING ORGANIZATIONS
HONOLULU — The Hawai’i Emergency Management Agency (HI-EMA) will launch a website for independent medical and dental practices, small groups, small hospitals, small businesses, and non-profits to obtain free PPE.
The website address is https://hawaii-medical-alliance.myshopify.com/ and it will launch on Wednesday, August 26, 2020.
There are 12 items available and there is a prioritization list of which organizations have access to which supplies and how many. While it takes 2-3 months to receive bulk orders, each organization will be sent supplies that are already on island while they wait for what they ordered.
“This website will enhance HI-EMA’s ability to provide more help to the community as COVID-19 case counts continue to rise and hospitals struggle to avoid surge capacity,” said HI-EMA Administrator Luke Meyers. “From an emergency management perspective, we are rising to the challenge of supporting our medical facilities, small businesses, and non-profits with the essential protective equipment they need to stay safe during these unprecedented times.”
Each organization shall register, attest to qualification requirements, provide Hawaii-specific license numbers and the size of their staff and customers. Once they are confirmed to be a Hawai’i organization that qualifies, they will be provided access to the ordering website.
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