HONOLULU (KHON2) — A COVID-19 outbreak on the Marshall Islands has many worried as it is their first outbreak on the islands.

The Hospital Association of Hawaii, Senator Glenn and the community of Hawaii came together on Friday, Aug. 26 at 10:30 a.m. to collect supplies.

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The community gathered five pallets of gowns and masks for the Marshall Islands.

“Alot of the people went out there’s quite a panic back in the Marshall Islands,” said Isabela Silk, Consul General of the Marshall Islands. “Alot of the people started going out to the stores but there was not a lot of supplies on hand at the stores. There so a lot of people reached out to family members here in the United States asking for them to ship out medical supplies PPE especially masks.”

“We’re in the same boat with this COVID,so it’s an easy task to do,” said we Marc Moriguchi, Hawaii Healthcare Emergency Management Director: “We had some extra supplies, and we rounded up about five pallets of supplies to send to the Marshall Islands.

United Airlines will be flying out all the items collected for free next week, according to Senator Glenn Wakai.