A note to our readers

This limited-series newsletter ran from March 31 to July 28, 2020. We hope you have found the information valuable as we have all managed to pivot in this unique environment.

Please continue to keep up to date with our current news offerings through The Military Engineer magazine and the Real TiME newsletter, and of course, follow us on social media. We are constantly striving to improve, so please send your thoughts, questions, and feedback to Frankie Hamme.

SAME This Week: COVID-19 Resources

Introducing SAME This Week—a new limited series newsletter with information to help as you pivot in your organizations. SAME This Week will provide content and resources to keep you engaged in the Society along with news and notes related to the nation's COVID-19 response efforts and important updates from our government stakeholders and strategic partners, many of which are on the front lines of how the A/E/C community is responding. 

The work that SAME members, partners, and stakeholders do is vital to national securityand building relationships and trust through their interactions in the Society has been a critical part of how they do it for 100 years. While right now the focus must be on containing the spread of coronavirus (which means postponing in-person gatherings including national and Post events), SAME wants to help you continue to get connected, become involved, grow professionally, and stay informed, as together, we navigate this new environment for the near future.

SAME This Week will be published each Tuesday, so make sure to check your inbox for the latest every week.

COVID-19 Resources from our Strategic Partners:

Additional COVID-19 Resources:

  • Resources for Building Safety Professionals
  • Maintaining Building Safety During COVID-19 Pandemic

Does Your Company have PPE equipment or Money you want to Donate?

  • For UAB - Contact @jcdhtweets Coordination Center at (205) 254-2550 M-F 10 am – 2 pm for questions regarding PPE donations. Note only unopened and undamaged packages and supplies will be accepted.
  • For Huntsville Hospital Regional System – Funds can be donated to purchase PPE equipment via Huntsville Hospital Foundation Emergency Assistance Fund. Drop off donated reusable eyewear, masks, gloves at the Chamber of Commerce of Huntsville/Madison County lobby.


FDA Resource on Gowns, PPE info and Emergency Use info

Email Deviceshortages@fda.hhs.gov with COVID-19 related inquiries if:

  • You do not normally manufacture masks/gowns/gloves/PPE but might have capabilities to do so (e.g., have a 3d printer, have a factory) and want to help ("Helper Companies and Individuals"), inside or outside the US
  • You need information on importing masks/gowns/gloves/PPE/ventilators/diagnostics from outside the US
  • You are outside the US and want to ship masks/gowns/gloves/PPE/ ventilators/diagnostics to hospitals in the US
  • You would like to fast-track a new product to get on the US market (including Emergency Use Authorizations)
  • You have questions related to reuse, re-sterilization, or substitution/modification of PPE/ventilators/diagnostics/accessories  

Questions or comments? Email: member@same.org.



SAME Classic website will shut down on Thursday, February 29, 2024. Post websites hosted by the national office are completed migrated into our new system.

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