Chapter Actions COVID-19
AFCEA chapters worldwide address the needs of their communities while supporting the AFCEA mission. Their local activities are especially important during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Learn more about what AFCEA chapters are doing, and if you have not engaged with your local chapter yet, connect now to help make a difference.
The bridge required to cross a digital divide is longer and sometimes more complex in some places. When stay-at-home orders and online classes were implemented, the San Antonio Independent School District (SAISD) worked tirelessly to acquire computers and put them into the hands of their students. The $10,000 grant from the Alamo Chapter’s Education Foundation allowed SAISD to support online learning and bridge the connectivity gap. SAISD has been working for several years to improve its accountability ratings with strong gains in academic achievement as demonstrated by its recent B rating by the Texas Education Agency. SAISD ranked third highest in poverty, but gained the most in student achievement and second most in school progress and overall performance according to the district’s 2019 publication. Without support from organizations like AFCEA’s Alamo Chapter Education Foundation, such progress would have been put on hold for many students until classes could again resume as normal.
The AFCEA Fort Knox Gold Vault Chapter hosted a Veterans Appreciation Parade at the Racliff Veterans Center during the COVID 19 pandemic quarantine to bring some cheer to the veterans and to let them know they were not alone.
Thank you to everyone who joined in to support the parade! The turn out was great, and there were lots of donations for the veterans to enjoy.
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.
The AFCEA Rocky Mountain Chapter has approved community donations in the amount of $15,000 to support food pantries, food kitchens, first responders, and others in need. So far the chapter has given $1,000 to each of the following organizations:
- Springs Rescue Mission
- Salvation Army
- Care and Share
- Project Cope
- Westside Cares
- Marian House
- ACTS Ministries
The chapter is also working to identify others in need.