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UPS donates thousand of N95 masks to Virginia hospitals

Posted at 3:01 PM, Apr 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-19 19:03:37-04

ATLANTA -- UPS announced a donation of 7,500 N95 respirator masks to hospitals across Virginia.

“As a Richmond headquartered company, UPS Freight is proud to help the commonwealth of Virginia. And, there are more than 8,300 dedicated UPSers across the state.” said UPS Freight President Rich McArdle. “We are grateful for the opportunity to help the doctors, nurses and others who are on the front lines fighting the coronavirus pandemic.”

The company says they have enough PPE for their employees and are sharing the available masks to help protect healthcare providers in Virginia.

“We’re grateful to UPS for this generous donation,” Gov. Ralph Northam said. “Virginia healthcare providers are working constantly to keep us safe, and these masks will help ensure they have the protection they need."

The 7,500 masks were delivered on Wednesday to Virginia’s Emergency Management Agency in Richmond for distribution to hospitals statewide.