The new Hawaii-Repatriation Medical Team received a surprised donation delivered to the quarantine site Ohana East Hotel on Friday April 30th. The Lions Club of Pago Pago coordinated with the Hawaii-Emergency Management Agency (HI-EMA) to deliver cases of medical supplies to support the American Samoa repatriation quarantine.
“When the Lions Club was coordinating resources to be delivered to American Samoa, we heard the quarantine began for the 4th Repatriation,” said Lions Club President Tafa Tua-Tupuola. “We reached out to the logistics manager Ginger Porter (for a list) of items needed and the request was submitted from the Lions Club to HI-EMA. Everything was delivered in two-days with the assistance of the National Guard.”
The Medical Lead Dr. Ipo Tuinei-Hemaloto confirmed receipt of the donated items to assist the repatriation effort. The quantity of donations is sufficient to assist with the repatriations for the entire summer. The Lions Club President said “We’re grateful for our relationship with HI-EMA and FEMA and their assistance with resources.”
Items donated are: isolation gowns, coveralls, face shields, disposable surgical masks, KN95 face masks, N95 face masks, safety goggles, buckets, hand sanitizers, paper towels and surgical gloves.