The Chainsmokers have donated 20,000 KN95 masks to hospitals in Las Vegas amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Musicians Alex Pall and Drew Taggart donated 10,000 masks to Weill Cornell Medicine along with another 10,000 masks to University Medical Center, according to a report published Monday by Page Six.
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“The work our healthcare professionals are doing on a daily basis is truly inspiring,” Pall and Taggart told Page Six in a statement. “Making sure they are able to stay safe and protected should be a priority to us all. We hope this donation can help provide safe care as well as inspire others to look into how they can help.”
Weill Cornell Medicine said the mask donation will got o help medical workers on the front lines. (RELATED: Kylie Jenner To Donate $1 Million For Masks, Protective Gear During Coronavirus Pandemic)
“We are so thankful for the generous mask donation from The Chainsmokers that are essential to protect our Weill Cornell Medicine healthcare heroes during the COVID-19 pandemic,” a statement from Weill Cornell Medicine said. “This critical protective gear will be provided to our frontline staff who have been working around the clock to care for and save the lives of COVID-19 patients here in New York City. Weill Cornell Medicine healthcare workers have been battling the virus on multiple fronts, including frontline patient care, investigating novel treatments and vaccines, accelerating research to develop new tests, and tracking the virus spread.”
The masks were transported to the hospitals with the help of New York-based Diocesan Emergency Task Force, the NYPD and Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, Page Six reported.
“As the men and women of UMC work tirelessly to save lives, our team continues to find strength in the compassion and generosity of others,” a statement from the University Medical Center said. “This significant donation of masks from The Chainsmokers supports our efforts to prepare for any potential future influx of patients. Thank you to Alex, Drew and everyone else who made this donation possible.”