Arnold Schwarzenegger has once again made a sizable donation as he donated $1 million worth of N95 face masks to the frontliners of the battle against COVID-19.
To assist health workers who are experiencing a shortage of protective gear and equipment, The Terminator actor has made a whopping donation towards Flexport’s fundraiser that has already raised several million dollars to provide relief to the real-life heroes.
With the former governor’s substantial financial help, some 50,000 masks were delivered to a busy hospital in Los Angeles.
“Our doctors, nurses and hospital staff are the real action heroes of this crisis. I just play one in the movies,” the Hollywood movie star previously expressed as he opened up about his donation.
“We have an opportunity and a responsibility to provide them with personal protective equipment right now to keep them safe as they fight this virus, so when I heard about Flexport.org’s plan, this was a no-brainer to me.
“With all of the courageous work they are doing on the frontlines to keep us safe, buying a few hundred thousand masks with a million dollars is the least I can do. Please take a moment to join me in supporting our heroes.”
After the funds were well-spent and the shipment of face masks reached their destination, Schwarzenegger has come up with a follow-up video in which he was seen opening one of the boxes and inspecting the contents.
“A week ago, we went and we ordered a million dollars worth of masks and protective gear for our nurses and for our doctors and our medical workers here at the hospitals around Los Angeles,” the former California governor explained. “And now I’m here to check out if, in fact, it got here and if the right masks got here.”
After pulling out one of the masks and confirming it’s an N95, the 72-year-old said: “Mission accomplished.”
Not long ago, the American actor has also donated one million dollars to the Frontline Responders Fund.
In his announcement, the Terminator actor urged his fans and supporters to follow his example and contribute whatever they can to the common cause – suppressing the pandemic.
“I never believed in sitting on the couch and complaining about how bad things are, I always believed we should all do our part to make things better,” the 72-year-old said in his Instagram video.
“This is a simple way to protect our real action heroes on the frontlines in our hospitals, and I’m proud to be part of it.”
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