Hawaii hospitals are experiencing a severe shortage of PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) for our local doctors and nurses due to the novel COVID-19 outbreak.
We are raising money to help support our front line of defense against coronavirus.
100% of your donations will be used to bring in more protective face masks for medical use.
HOW YOU CAN HELP
Every $100 donated will provide a doctor/nurse in need with a one-month supply of masks.
Every $20 donated will provide a doctor/nurse in need with a one-week supply of masks.
A small gesture can make a huge difference.
We have already invested $5,000 of our own money to bring in 1300x face masks for our local doctors and nurses, but we need your help to get a higher volume order submitted. With $20,000 of donations, we can order another 5000x NIOSH/CDC approved N95 face masks for Hawaii's medical system.
PROCUREMENT OF FACE MASKS
With global demand for face masks exceeding production levels, it has been almost impossible to source the CDC recommended N95 masks. After weeks of searching, we were finally able to find a CDC approved manufacturer of NIOSH/FDA certified N95 masks. N95 masks can provide a filtering efficiency level designed for eliminating airborne pathogens and viruses, making them a critical necessity for our medical warriors.
The Malama Hawaii Hospitals team has been in touch with the following healthcare operations and we plan to distribute whatever we receive to the following:
Queens Medical Center - ICU, Respiratory and COVID-19 Surgeon
Kapiolani - Infectious Disease Pedeatrics
Straub - COVID-19 Team
Kuakini - Emergency Room
Navian Hawaii (Hospice Hawaii)
John A. Burns School of Medicine (UH Manoa)
If you or any HCP you know are in need of masks, please contact us so we can add you to our distribution list.
WHY IT MATTERS
Historical data shows COVID-19 had a much larger impact on communities where the medical staff was not provided with PPE. Countries like Italy/Spain and states like New York are struggling to manage the spread of coronavirus because 10-12% of their confirmed COVID-19 cases are healthcare workers.
With your help, we can do our part to prevent that from happening and keep our Hawaii community safe.
If there is any assistance we can provide to you, don't hesitate to contact us.
Please email us at: MalamaHawaiiHospitals@gmail.com
Mahalo for your support!
- Peter Anzalone
- Victoria Chang