Ash Mask Distribution Scheduled

Free N95 masks will be distributed this week to aid in the protection against volcanic ash.

The masks will be distributed on Wednesday, Thursday & Friday, May 23-25 from 3:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and on Saturday, May 26 from 9 a.m. to 1 a.m. at the following locations:

  • Cooper Center, Volcano
  • Pahala Community Center, Pahala
  • Naalehu Community Center, Naalehu
  • Hawaiian Ocean View Community Center, HOVE
  • Shipman Gym, Keaau

Free masks will be made available to all families including those who picked masks last week.

N95 masks do not protect against gases and vapors.

The free masks are possible as a result of 3M, Ohana Health Plan and HPM Building Supply. Red Cross is providing distribution support along with Community Emergency Response Teams.

USGS photo from May 15, 2018.