Pittsburgh company donates 80,000 masks to hospitals in Cleveland and 4 other cities to support COVID-19 relief efforts

Updated: Apr. 5, 2020 at 10:56 AM EDT
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CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - PPG company will donate 80,000 masks to hospitals in Cleveland, Detroit, Huntsville, Pittsburgh, and New York to support coronavirus relief efforts.

A supply of 20,000 N95 masks was recently distributed to UPMC and Allegheny Health Network hospitals in Pittsburgh, PPG’s global headquarters community. An additional 50,000 surgical masks and 10,000 N-95 masks in total will be distributed to:

  • UPMC and Allegheny Health Network hospitals in Pittsburgh;
  • New York area hospitals;
  • Cleveland, Ohio, area hospitals;
  • Henry Ford Health System in Dearborn, Mich., and Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Mich.;
  • Huntsville Hospital and Crestwood Medical Center in Huntsville, Ala.

PPG will also partner with General Motors to distribute additional masks to hospitals in the Detroit area, and utilize its global supply chain network to support Pittsburgh hospitals in overcoming supply chain shortages.

“PPG is proud to support the medical community as they courageously continue their work on the frontlines of this global pandemic,” said Michael H. McGarry, PPG chairman, and chief executive officer in a released statement. “As One PPG family, we will continue to work with our community partners to provide support and deploy resources wherever possible. We look forward to a brighter future, together.”

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