Mayor Turner Accepts Donation of 30,000 KN95 Masks Critical for City's COVID-19 Response.
Efforts to protect first responders and contain the spread of COVID-19 in Houston received support with a donation of 30,000 KN95 masks from Aramco Americas.
The donation comes at a critical time with efforts focused on flattening the curve of the virus and protecting Fire, Police, Health and City of Houston employees who are on the front lines of responding to the pandemic.
“We know that medical supplies and protective equipment, like these masks, are in short supply throughout the U.S.,” said Mayor Sylvester Turner. “We are fortunate to have a great corporate citizen like Aramco utilizing its procurement and global supply chain to source this quantity of masks, during this challenging time.”
The donation will be administered through the Houston Health Foundation and the Houston Health Department.
Turner noted that Aramco works side-by-side with local government and other charitable organizations to address a number of issues including education, hunger and environmental protection.
“The safety of our employees and the community is a top priority for us. Houston has been our headquarters home for nearly 50 years. This donation is one of the ways we are looking to help the City during these challenging and uncertain times,” said Mohammed Alshammari, President and CEO, Aramco Americas.