Honolulu, HI – 4/5/2020 – AFCEA Hawaii is pleased to announce a donation made to the Honolulu Police Department in support of COVID-19 supplies.

Currently, there is a nationwide shortage of protective equipment which is essential for use by our Patrol Officers and First Responders. The World Health Organization has warned that the “mounting disruption to the global supply of personal protective equipment — caused by rising demand, panic buying, hoarding and misuse — is putting lives at risk from the new coronavirus and other infectious diseases.”

“AFCEA Hawaii was made aware that first responders from the Patrol Division of the Honolulu Police Department were at risk when responding to calls from potential COVID-19 infected residents due to a lack of personal protective equipment,” said Cory Lindo, Chairman of AFCEA Hawaii.

This donation of $1,000 dollars will facilitate HPD’s ability to procure additional personal protective equipment (PPE) and will be directly distributed to the Patrol Division. As of Sunday, 4/5/2020 the Aloha state has reached its 351st confirmed case of COVID-19.

Founded in 1953, AFCEA Hawaii has traditionally supported our local STEM (Science,Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) community and is proud to support our First Responders and Patrol Officers within the State of Hawaii.